Korespa spanish Cádiz ciudad entre dos mares

Cadiz city between two seas

Cádiz, located in the southernmost point of Spain, is an ancient city, deep, happy, sunny, open spaces, unhurried, sea and mountains, the smell of salt, sea and mountains, horses and wine, infinite flavours, flamenco, art, …

To capture its essence you would have to feel it for yourself.

But still, you could study it, visit it thousands of times and even live in it for years and you would always come up short.

So much diversity and contrast, yet everything so close.

For that and for more it is unique.


Cádiz (Andalucía, España)
Cádiz (Andalusia, Spain)

Cádiz is a city and is the capital of the province of Cádiz, one of the eight that make up the autonomous community of Andalusia.

Cádiz is located in the south of Spain between two seas, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Near the mouth of the Guadalquivir River and the Strait of Gibraltar.

The Atlantic Ocean has determined the history of Cádiz from its origins to the present day.

The inhabitants of Cádiz are called “gaditanos”.



Cadiz is the oldest city in Western Europe

It was founded three thousand one hundred years ago by the Phoenicians with the name of Gadir, which means walled enclosure, castle or fortress.

Later, in Latin it would be called Gades and later in Arabic Qadis.

Cádiz is the only city that borders Gibraltar, a British territory located to the south of the Iberian Peninsula.

It is a typically Andalusian city with a large number of attractive sights and historical monuments.

Within the municipality of the same name, we can find populations such as:


Horse Fair, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)

Feria del Caballo, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)

Jerez de la Frontera with its Horse Fair and its Sherry wine cellars


Cádiz entre dos mares

Tarifa , where the dividing line of the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean are located, which intersect just in front of the city itself and where you can practice windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the particular wind conditions present in the Strait of Gibraltar


Cádiz entre dos mares
Horse racing in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz)

Sanlúcar de Barrameda, famous for its horse racing on the beach


Cádiz entre dos mares
Parque natural de Grazalema

Grazalema within the Grazalema Natural Park in the Sierra de Cádiz, among many others.


Cádiz entre dos mares
Playa de Cádiz

The beaches of Cádiz are clean, with cold water, immense and with fine white sand.


Cádiz entre dos mares
Carnavales de Cádiz

The carnival of Cádiz is one of the most important in Spain, one of the best known in the world and declared a festival of international tourist interest.

Every year groups of chirigotas, comparsas, quartets and choirs participate in the Gran Teatro Falla.


Cádiz entre dos mares
Cathedral of Santa Cruz, Cadiz

The Cathedral of Cádiz, also called Santa Cruz del Mar, is baroque and neoclassical in style and is located in the historic centre of Cádiz, almost on the edge of the sea.

It is visible from almost anywhere in the city.

Gastronomía de Cádiz


Korespa spanish Cadiz fried fish
Pescaito frito


Al igual que en toda Andalucía, destacan las tapas como el pescaíto frito.

Tienen especial relevancia los productos del mar como el pescaíto frito (que consiste en freír un variado de pescado enharinado en abundante aceite de oliva), el bienmesabe o cazón en adobo, el marisco, las tortillitas de camarones, etc.

También destacan los guisos como las papas con chocos, las albóndigas de pescado, o el puchero con su pringá.

Entre los dulces típicos tradicionales gaditanos destacan las panizas, el pan de Cádiz y el piñonate.



Cádiz entre dos mares
Flamenco en Cádiz

En el cante flamenco destancan las alegrías, así como los tangos, los tanguillos y las bulerías de Cádiz.

También son característicos otros cantes más serios o jondos como las seguiriyas y las soleares de Cádiz.


Cádiz ciudad entre dos mares

Cádiz entre dos mares
Barcas en Cádiz

More information and references:

  • Wikipedia.org -Cádiz. Available  Here
  • Wikipedia.org (English) -Cádiz. Available Here
  • Cadizpedia -Cadiz. Available Here
  •  Lonelyplanet.com- Cadiz. Available  Here
  • Wikipedia.org -The Spanish Constitution of 1812, La Pepa. Available Here
  • Pixabay.com – Pablo Valerio. Cadiz beach. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com -Mayank L.Cadiz-boats1. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com -Dominic Alves. Horse Fair. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com-Bertknot. kitesurfing. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com -Laura Suarez. Sanlúcar de Barrameda 2009 races. Original image available here
  • Creativecommons.org -Jan Willem Broekema. Grazalema. Original image available here
  • Freepik.es -Rosalerosa. Beach. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com -Emilio. Carnivals. Carnival of Cádiz 2019. Original image available here
  • Flickr.com -Miguel Ángel García.Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Cádiz. Original image available here
  • Wikimedia Commons -Tamorlan. Fried fish. Original image available here
  • Pixabay.com – JamesHose. Flemish. Original image available  here
  • Video Los Rebujitos 2012 All the kisses – Comparsa de Tarifa by Jose María Caballero Here

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