The Oldest City in Western Europe

After visiting Jerez de la Frontera we continued on to Cádiz, the OLDEST (continuously inhabited) CITY IN WESTERN EUROPE. It was founded by the Phoenicians (you know, the dudes who invented the alphabet? No big deal.) circa 1100 B.C.  It’s also a great little beach town, so we enjoyed a day in the sun, sand and surf. The water was waaaaayyy too cold to fully enjoy the surf though haha. But the point is: now I know what a beach on the other side of the Atlantic is like, too!
In Cadiz with friends! Here's Katherine.Beautiful Cadiz
Carnaval weekend!
Walking the streets of the cityCity + beach = Happiness

 

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2 thoughts on “The Oldest City in Western Europe

  1. Your photos are beautiful. Isn’t Cadiz just magical? I love the way the sunlight is so pure and intense, it seems different from other places.
    Did you try Cadiz sherry? They make it so dry it almost sticks your tongue onto the roof of your mouth!!! It’s fabulous stuff.
    BTW I’ve visited several cities claiming to be the oldest city in Western Europe. Athens is the hands down winner really…. unless you define “Western” as meaning, far western! 🙂

    • Cádiz did have a really special quality to it! I wish I had been able to stay longer to explore more of the town. And the sherry was great! We visited a bodega in Jerez de la Frontera and got to sample a few of their products. 🙂 Athens definitely takes the cake if you include all of Europe, but I think the Spaniards consider Greece part of Eastern Europe so they could claim Cádiz as being the oldest in the “west,” haha! Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment, and I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! 😀

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