Spanish in Cadiz

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Cadiz, the province

Cadiz is the southernmost province in Spain. The rectangle formed by the cities of Cadiz, Chipiona, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Jerez de la Frontera makes up a varied, rich in natural resources, region peppered by countless delightful cities and friendly people. The are many different routes for visitors to enjoy: the sea route, the white villages’ route, the horse route, the vineyards route, and many more. Two of the most important rivers in Andalusia, the Guadalquivir and the Guadalete, cross the province.

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The History of Cadiz

Named after Neptune’s son and built between Hercules´ pillars, history and mythology are more closely linked in Cadiz than in any other city in Spain. Its origins date back 3500 years. Cadiz, the oldest city in the Western world, plays an important role in Greek mythology. Some legends speak of the fatal encounter between Hercules and King Gerion, situating it in Cadiz (called Gadeira and Erytheia): Hercules killed the three-bodied winged giant shooting an arrow at the joint of the three bodies. Cadiz itself is one of the 'Twelve Labours of Hercules', that is, the separation of Europe from Africa.

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Culture and Leisure in Cadiz

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The province Cadiz offers some of the most beautiful and varied sights in Spain. Visitors readily lose themselves in its villages and cities, where local people are always friendly and willing to talk.

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