The 1912 palatial hotel was built on the former site of the palace of the Duke and Duchess of Medinaceli. A string of famous guests have stayed here from Salvador Dali to novelist Isabel Allende and movie director Richard Attenborough, but well-heeled business travelers tend to dominate. The entrance hall, decorated with murals of Italian [...]
Apart from a few rocky stretches, the Costa de la Luz is a continuous line of fine sandy beaches backed by pine groves. Flanked by saline and marsh, the lower reaches of the rivers present a scene that has barely changed in centuries. The name Costa de la Luz, or Coast of Light, comes from [...]
Cadiz’ cuisine is heavily influenced by the famous wines which are produced in the province and is largely based on the wide range of fish and shellfish which are caught along its coast: gilthead bream, red-banded bream, sea bass, dab, blacktail bream, prawns, lobsters, bocas, dye murex, and the celebrated king prawns from San Incar.
Conil de la Frontera offers visitors a traditional Andalusian flavour, with cobbled streets, flamenco dancing, genuine tapas bars and of course, beautiful beaches. Popular with Spanish tourists, the resort comes alive in summer and is a hive of activity.
The festive calendar of Cadiz has numerous events but there are three which are of particular importance and have been declared Fiestas of International Tourist Interest: the Carnival of Cadiz, the Jerez Equestrian Fair, and the horse races on the beach at Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Wine is produced in many areas of Spain. The hot sun and Mediterranean breezes make for some stellar Palomino grapes. But the capital of one type – sherry – has to be assigned to Jerez de la Frontera, a city in the Cadiz section of Andalucia. The very name means ‘sherry’, a derivative of the [...]
Cadiz, to the south of Huelva province shares the same stretch of coastline, the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light), an Atlantic coastline, with long stretches of uncrowded pristine sand. Windsurfers and para-surfers will have heard of Tarifa, the most southern point of the Cadiz region, which as you would expect is renown for [...]
The port city of Cadiz in the Andalucia region of Spain is an ancient wonder. It is among the oldest inhabited cities in Europe, with roots stretching back to Phoenician sailors over 3,000 years ago. Modern visitors will find dozens of things to do here encompassing the years from then to now.
A historian’s delight, Cadiz is perhaps, the oldest city in Spain as well as in southwestern Europe. According to history, this city is more than 3,000 years old. Few know that the Romans occupied this city prior to defeat at the hands of the Visigoths. This city was also an important trading center for the [...]