Culture and History

Stories of gods and myths such as Atlantis, the twelve works of Hercules or the fabulous kingdom of Tartessos form an intrinsic part of the origins of the territory of Cadiz, creating a halo of mystery and excitement.

The passage of different cultures has left us extraordinary historical, cultural and artistic wealth: more than 30 castles and fortifications, the cave paintings of the Tajo de las Figuras (Benalup-Casas Viejas), the Roman ruins of Carteia (San Roque) and Baelo Claudia (Tarifa), canvases by El Greco, Murillo, Zurbarán and Goya as well as the monumental wealth of La Cartuja de Jerez or Cádiz Cathedral.