Andalucia

Cádiz

After 3 days absorbing Cádiz, the oldest city in Europe now fading in the sun and sea air, we’re ready to start walking the Via Augusta. The 190 klm path leads to Sevilla and eventually on to Santiago along the Via de la Plata.

10 pm and there’s Flamenco music alfresco outside our bedroom on the Plaza Mentidero; enchanting sounds of Spanish guitar, melodic Andalucian songs, the audience joining in, dancing.

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Cádiz has been fortified for over 3000 years

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Observation towers on the merchant's homes were used to watch for their ships

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Convento Santa Domingo (1635) on the edge of Old Town

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Carmelite Church (Baroque, 1762)

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Morning market starting up - fish, usually fried, features on every Cádiz menu

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Vinos en rama (wines of the last vintage) straight from the barrel, unfiltered

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Todays Tapas

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Cádiz Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Spain

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Church of Santiago in the Cathedral Plaza - starting point of the Camino

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The yellow Camino arrows will lead us through Cádiz and on to Sevilla (¡Ojala!)