MUNICIPALITY OF CADIZ
Public body – Spain
Cadiz is a city in Spain with 116.979 inhabitants, located in the autonomous community of Andalusia, and the capital of the province of the same name.
It is probably the oldest city founded in the west of the Mediterranean area by the Phoenicians in the 11th century BC, although it is now officially dated to the late 8th century BC.
Founded under the original name of Gadir on what was formerly a small archipelago and is now a single island, to take advantage of the rich trade routes with the Atlantic Ocean in the copper and tin trade.
Home to the Spanish Navy is the port, which in the 16th century became an important starting point for exploration and trade.
The city has more than 100 watchtowers, including the famous Tavira Tower, traditionally used to sight ships, and the 18th-century cathedral built facing the sea.