offers its visitors a wide range of tourist and leisure possibilities. The only
fact of enjoying its dawns on the Bay is a worthy privilege. Its nice weather
and its thirteen kilometers of beach at the bottom of the capital makes us enjoy
of sun during the whole year. One of the particularities of Cadiz is its geographic
shape, since it is located in a peninsula that enters in a bay.
Joy and light mix in this city with vestiges of other times. The fact that Cadiz
is the oldest city in the West has made possible the reminiscences of people,
races and cultures that were found at the capital and its port, that was one of
the most important in the country, and protagonist in commercial activities during
lots of years. In 1812, the first Spanish Constitution was proclaimed here.
tourist tour around the monumental Cadiz will take us to visit the Cathedral and
also Santa Cruz and San Felipe Neri churches, which are famous by their resistance
to Napoleon's blockade. And also, they were headquarter of the provisional government
that dictated the first liberal constitution. During Easter these temples are
the center of the popular fervor and the most famous parades. Other interesting
places are: Santa Cueva, with Goya's paintings, big mansions such as the Almirante
House and the Chains House, the Tavira Tower and the museum
walk around the old part of the city, that can be made by foot, in nearly an hour,
enters the visitor in a Moorish environment, with narrow streets that end in little
squares. You can not miss the visit to Genoves Park and the Alameda, with a fabulous
sight of the Bay.
A noticeable place is the Roman Theater, located at Populo quarter, between the
Old Cathedral and The Arch of the Whites. It was discovered in 1980, and it is
considered one of the biggest buildings of this kind in Spain. It dates from I
b. C. The tiers are divided into three sectors, the two inferior ones, supported
by arched galleries, in a very good conservation state. The superior cavity could
be built above a wood framework, and covered by an awning (velarium) supported
in wood posts, whose moats appear in the tiers.