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Cadiz.
 

Time to get away from the inlands and get some salty sea breeze again. So this morning found us in Cadiz around 10 'clock after a short 45 minute drive from Jerez. Cadiz is said to be one of the oldest cities of Europe, founded by the Phoenicians around 1100 BC. But the real development took place after Columbus sailed from here on his 2nd and 4th trip to America. And it might be better not to mention we're Dutch since our forefathers burned almost the whole city down in 1596. In the 18th century 75% of the Spanish trade with the Americas took place from Cadiz.


The most interesting part of long-strethcing Cadiz is the promotory into the Atlantic Ocean, where we took a relaxed walk along the coast.

Stray cats of Cadiz.
It was difficult to tell if Cadiz has more traffic lights along its main street or stray cats that lay basking in the sunshine below the high walls that protect the city from the daily 2m rise of the sea level. We walked past Castillo de San Sebastian to Castillo de Santa Catalina. Along the way I cooled my feet in the cold water of the Atlantic.


Further along the coast lay the Parque del Genoves with funnily clipped trees, artificial waterfalls and more. Even further we passed the Baluarte de la Candelaria (an old watchpoint on the city walls) and the Alameda gardens with enormous old trees. While the others had lunch on one of the terraces in the city center I quickly dropped by an Internet café to send a postcard to my son, who had his birthday the next day. I was even able to upload a couple of pictures to Travbuddy on this PC ! Beter yet, I found that my Andalucia blog was afeatured blog on the TravBuddy site today. Cool !

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Cadiz.
Cadiz.
Stray cats of Cadiz.
Stray cats of Cadiz.
Chillin´ in Cadiz.
Chillin´ in Cadiz.
Cooling down in Cadiz (Castillo de…
Cooling down in Cadiz (Castillo d…
Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz.
Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz.
Parque del Genoves, Cadiz.
Parque del Genoves, Cadiz.
Parque del Genoves, Cadiz.
Parque del Genoves, Cadiz.
Constitution monument at Plaza Esp…
Constitution monument at Plaza Es…
Yellow dome of the cathedral of Ca…
Yellow dome of the cathedral of C…
Cadiz
photo by: Chiquitatina