Cadiz is a whitewashed sprawl contrasting against the sapphire blue of the Atlantic Ocean – easy on the eye despite its ripe old age. Founded way back in 1100 BC, the city hit the big time in the 16th century when it became the home of the Spanish Navy.

Today, its historical core is packed with centuries-old architecture, from the skyline-piercing Torre Tavira, a watchtower from the 18th century, to the dome-crowned Cadiz Cathedral, which features Baroque flourishes. There's more to Cadiz than just architecture, however: sun-kissed beaches, captivating museums, traditional taverns, and some seriously good seafood to name a few.

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    The best things to do in Cádiz include magnificent historical and cultural landmarks. The best place to take in its historical charms is in its old town by the sea. Beachfront promenades connect you to majestic cathedrals, with bell towers that you can climb up for panoramic views. Lush town gardens and island castles also let you enjoy the calm...

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