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Cadiz - Spain

Cadiz Cathedral Tarifa and the Straits of GibraltarBeaches of the Costa de la Luz

Cadiz is situated on Spain's southern Atlantic coast on a narrow peninsular on the Costa de la Luz.  Long golden sand beaches with high dunes stretch north from here to the Donana National Park and south as far as Tarifa, Europe's most southerly point and just 17km from Africa.

Cadiz is almost an island and reached either by bridge or narrow coastal isthmus.  The city's location made it an important port for Spain's American trade and conquest and brought riches to the area.  Cadiz's cathedral with its golden dome is the city's landmark, standing above all the other buildings.

Aisde from the road running around the island following the city walls, Cadiz is traffic free, meaning the streets are pleasant to wander.  Narrow alleyways lead to peaceful squares, and from any point it's only a couple of streets to the coastal walls and stunning sea views.

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