October 14, 2008

Cádiz: THEIR Cathedral

As it seems to be in all of Spain, each city has their main cathedral and Cádiz was no exception. This one was far more understated than the grandiose one in Sevilla but also had the steep and winding walk up to one of the bell tower’s. From here, we were able to get a beautiful 360 degree view of the city down below which included sights of the water from all angles.

After the cathedral, we went to a museum that had excavated the ancient Roman ruins beneath the city where you were literally walking across clear, extremely strong planks of plexiglass and looking into the ruins below. For some more history and culture, we then went to the museum of archaeology (the first floor) and art (the following three floors up) and saw tombs, paintings, jewelry and other items excavated and painted by citizens of Cádiz.

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