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The oldest city in Spain, and indeed the western world, Cadiz has been something special ever since 1100 BC. Sitting entirely on a thin peninsula jetting out from western Andalusia, the only land routes in or out are via a long causeway of road and sand from the south and a bridge from the east. Over time, the Atlantic Ocean has crafted some beautiful beaches here, six altogether, the longest being Playa de la Victoria at nearly two miles. As you might expect from a city that's been around for over 3,000 years, there's a fair amount of history to be discovered here as well! Fought over by many, it was completely destroyed in the 5th century by a Visigoth uprising and later raided by Francis Drake and invaded by Napoleon. As a result, its prime source of architecture is from the 18th century onwards. The baroque Catedral Nueva, standing above a sea of limestone buildings, is perhaps the city's most famous monument (closely followed by the Santa Cruz Church and the pink-brick Falla Theatre). Elsewhere, La Santa Cueva is an essential art museum containing several Goya paintings. You don't have to stick to the landmarks to enjoy Cadiz though. Its narrow streets, quaint cafes and lively atmosphere can be found everywhere, as can the various plants and palm trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old! This is the only travel guide and online booking service for Cadiz hotels you will ever need.