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Cádiz is all about colours, and contrasts. Both sea and mountains, countryside and its cuisine is a combination of complementary elements.
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Cadiz has 260 kilometres of coastline and 138 kilometres of beaches: coves, inlets, sandy beaches, many several kilometres long.
There are historic beaches such as Trafalgar, where the famous battle was fought, idyllic beaches such as La Caleta where scenes from 007 were filmed. There are beaches such as La Victoria pioneers in gaining the EU environmental management certification, and colourful beaches such as Tarifa, with the vertigo of fly-surfing and kite surfing. Perfect beaches for windsurfing; also underwater fishing is popular among the clear waters of many beaches: Los Lances, Bolonia, and Valdevaqueros among others. In total there are 83 beaches to be enjoyed.
The cliffs of Caños de Meca (Barbate) and the coves of Conil are a must for visitors.
In some locations there are natural monuments such as the dunes of Bolonia beach as well as its Roman Remains, or the fishing corrals of Rota.
At so many beaches In Cadiz the sea meets the mountain, with landscapes of pine forests, and marshes. Punta Candor in Rota and the beach of the Castle of San Fernando, are very natural beaches, but each one in its own way: if in one the rocky massifs stand out, others are only accessibly on foot or by swimming.
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Just imagine going back to Arab Spain, the rhythm defining flamenco comes from Islamic monochord songs.
There are also those who attribute the creation of this music to the gypsies, a race coming from India -until relatively recently it was believed that they were Egyptian- and scattered, due to their wandering tradition, all over Europe. They entered Spain at the beginning of the 15th century, looking for warmer climates than those they had previously found on the continent.
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.