Cádiz stands stoic, a bustling sea port that separates the Bay of Cádiz from the Atlantic Ocean. Columbus set out on his second and fourth voyages from Cádiz, and the port city has a suitably charming Old town that can provide glimpses of the explorers time. Today, Cádiz is a melting pot of African, European and American influence.
Cádiz is a modern Atlantic sea port – one of the busiest in Spain – its skyline dominated by shipbuilding and the country’s naval dockyards.
- If you find that Cádiz looks strangely familiar, it could be because the city was used to represent Havana in a James Bond film.
- For 200 years Cádiz was regularly attacked by a succession of English pirates.