Founded about 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cadiz is the oldest city in the West. The different peoples who settled here left a cultural imprint, whose influence still lingers in the character of the people of Cadiz.
This peninsula, in the Atlantic coast of Andalusia, has preserved an important historical legacy along with excellent beaches and exquisite cuisine.
The Costa de la Luz, situated between the provinces of Huelva and Cadiz, also offers many destinations that combine culture and leisure. And lovers of the natural environment will enjoy visiting the Doñana National Park, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Hire a car and you will have the freedom to explore this unspoilt coast, just a couple of hours from Malaga and the Costa del Sol.
Cadiz lived its period of greatest splendor when in the seventeenth century it achieved the monopoly of overseas trade. This drew pirate attacks, which made that the city built defensive strongholds, castles and watchtowers on every roof. These are some of the features of this city, where are also outstanding the lattice balconies.