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Cádiz is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in southwestern Europe,it has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century.
Despite its unique site — on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea — Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with a wealth of attractive vistas and well-preserved historical landmarks. While the Old City's street plan consists of narrow winding alleys connecting large plazas, newer areas of Cádiz typically have wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks where exotic plants flourish, including giant trees supposedly brought to Spain by Columbus from the New World. (after Wikipedia)

Cadiz is surrounded by the sea from three sides, so you always come to the sea even if you loose your way in narrow streets (when going without map). Probably most people go to Spain to enjoy beaches. But this is the only seascape from my 11 days trip. I do not know why, but this side of Cadiz is less shown than the other near cathedral. And I liked this view very much.

I have an old photo from my visit 25 years ago, with giant ficus tree, maybe one brought by Columbus. But I couldn't find it this time.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107)
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