View Across The Bay Of Cadiz

Waterfront

The tall tower you see are the offices of the Bank Of Santander. A shame it is not something more interesting really.

Club Marítimo Gaditano La Caleta

Before the day has begun

Catedral de Cádiz

Avenido Campo del Sur

Sede Centro de Arqueología Subacuática

Sede Centro de Arqueología Subacuática at Dawn

Club Marítimo Gaditano La Caleta

Sede Centro de Arqueología Subacuática 3

Club Marítimo Gaditano La Caleta

Tied up whilst the tide is out

View From Parador de Cadiz Towards Rota

Parador Window View of Bay
Dawn over the Bay Of Cadiz

Sunrise - Looking Along Parque Genoves

Dawn Breaks as the waves break

Sunrise On The Sea Wall Outside THe Parador

Cadiz

Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe, was founded by the Phoenicians. Cádiz is sometimes counted as the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe, and has been a principal home port of the Spanish Navy since the accession of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century.

Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Parador de Cadiz

This is the hotel Marie and I stayed at and very comfortable it was too.

Timeline Of Cadiz

  • 1104 BCE - Gadir founded by Phoenicians
  • 530 BCE - Gades occupied by Carthaginians
  • 711 CE - Moors in power; city called "Jezirat-Kadis"
  • 1241 - Roman Catholic Diocese of Cádiz established
  • 1262 - Cadiz taken by Alfonso X of Castile
  • 1587 - Spanish fleet attacked and Cadiz raided by Drake of England
  • 1596 - Capture of Cádiz by English and Dutch forces; city sacked
  • 1602 - Santa Cruz Cathedral rebuilt
  • 1625 - November: Attempted English and Dutch Cádiz Expedition
  • 1656 - 9 September: Battle of Cádiz; English win
  • 1702 - Battle of Cádiz
  • 1717 - Casa de Contratación (House of Trade) relocated to Cadiz from Seville
  • 1722 - Cádiz Cathedral construction begins
  • 1748 - Real Colegio de Cirugía de la Armada established
  • 1749 - Jardín Botánico (garden) founded
  • 1778 - Colonial monopoly of the Port of Cádiz with the American colonies is abolished
  • 1797 - June: British Assault on Cádiz; Spaniards win
  • 1810 - February: French Siege of Cádiz begins.
  • 1810 - 24 September: Cádiz Cortes (national assembly) convenes in Cadiz.
  • 1812 - 19 March: Spanish Constitution of 1812 adopted after deliberations in Cadiz
  • 1812 - August: Siege of Cádiz ends
  • 1823 - May: King of Spain Ferdinand VII imprisoned at Cadiz.
  • 1823 - 31 August: Battle of Trocadero
  • 1829 - Cadiz declared a free port
  • 1838 - Cádiz Cathedral construction completed
  • 1867 - Diario de Cádiz newspaper begins publication
  • 1873 - Cantonalist Cantón de Cádiz (es) proclaimed
  • 1900 - Gran Teatro Falla (theatre) built
  • 1910 - Cádiz Club de Fútbol formed
  • 1932 - Cine Gades (cinema) active
  • 1949 - Teatro Andalucía (es) (theatre) opens
  • 1955 - Estadio Ramón de Carranza (stadium) opens
  • 1969 - Muestra Cinematográfica del Atlántico Alcances (es) (film festival) begins
  • 1970 - Museum of Cádiz established
  • 1979 - University of Cádiz established
  • 1986 - Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Cádiz begins