Cadiz, Capital City
Cadiz, capital city of the province of the same name, stands on a 10.58 Km peninsula and has a population of approximately 157,000 inhabitants. It is almost entirely surrounded by water, except for a narrow strip of land which connects the city to another island, San Fernando. Until the construction of the Carranza Bridge in 1969, this was the only land nexus to the rest of Europe. Cadiz is strategically situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; this idyllic location played a determinant role in its history. The province enjoys 138 Km of white sandy beaches, dunes and transparent waters, while the capital has three beaches which joined make up almost 10 Km.
Its rich history is present in historic buildings, magnificent parks and charming squares. The city is also the administrative centre of the province and has the feel of a capital city without losing its small town touch.
Cadiz has an excellent climate: warm and temperate. The temperatures range between 14º and 20º in winter and slightly above 22º in summertime. Cadiz is proud to be one of the few cities in the world where inhabitants and visitors enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine per year.