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The Cádiz province

Cádiz is air, sea, music and magic

The Cádiz province is separated from Morocco by the Mediterranean Sea but also has a border with Great Britain through Gibraltar. This land used to be where the oxen of legendary Tartessian king Geryon used to pasture, with a deeply-rooted heritage of great beauty.

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Archaeology

The province has a rich archaeological heritage, such as the Roman city of Baelo Claudia in Tarifa, the archaeological site of Gadir, the Roman theatre and the Museum of Archaeology in Cádiz and the Archaeological Museum in Jerez.

Wineries

Cádiz is paradise for wine lovers. You can find the best wineries in Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María and discover beautiful country houses and ranches spread around the territory, mountain windmills in white towns such as Zahara, Setenil de las Bodegas, Arcos de la Frontera, Olvera y Grazalema, and wine presses and vineyard estates around Jerez, which constitute an ensemble with its very own characteristics.

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La Alcoba del Agua

Castles and religious architecture

There are many castles to visit in the Cádiz province, especially the Luna Castle in Rota, the San Marcos Castle in El Puerto de Santa María, Sancti Petri Castle in Chiclana, the Alcázar in Jerez which dates back to the Ninth century and Santiago Castle in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The many churches, convents and old monasteries in the province are also very interesting, such as the Charterhouse of Jerez de la Frontera (also known as Charterhouse of Santa María de la Defensión), the churches of San Miguel and Santiago in Jerez and Cádiz Cathedral.

Crafts

In regard to Cádiz’s craft heritage, you can find barrel makers for wineries, guarnicionería (decorative items for horses), weaving workshops in Grazalema, leather workshops in the mountain villages, handcrafted furniture in Prado del Rey and shops that sell items made of wicker, bulrush and esparto.

La Alcoba del Agua
La Alcoba del Agua

Natural heritage

The province has six different natural parks: Bay of Cádiz, Breña and Barbate Marshes, the Gibraltar Strait, Doñana, Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema.

Beaches

There are a wide range of beaches in the province. You can find beaches with fine white sand nearby in Rota and Chipiona, unspoilt beaches, urban beaches, beaches with quiet waters, windy beaches with choppy waters ideal for windsurfing, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, etc. You can also find unique beaches in Tarifa, opposite the African coast just one hour from Tangiers; in Cádiz, which, like the song says, is similar to the one in Havana; and in Vejer, known as Playa del Palmar, filled with beach bars and street markets.

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