Today, I am going to share some information about the history of Cadiz. Cadiz was founded in 1100 BC by the Phoenicians. It is considered as the oldest city in Europe and also in the western world. It has been a home for numerous civilizations and cultures such as Greek, Roman, Moorish and many more. It was marine port for the Romans for a short amount of time. The Phoenicians was settled in this place, which was called “Gadir”. As I know, in 500 B.C. Carthage conquered the Cadiz city. He used the city as the Hannibal’s base for operations during his quest to conquer. Then Scipio Africanus came and under the roman rule the city became “Gades” from “Gadir”. However, the power of the Roman began to decline, and “gades” was not used as much as before. In the beginning of the 5th Century, Visigoths conquered it and used to call it “Qadis” according to my knowledge, a big part of the city was destroyed during the conquest
During the 5th century, Cadiz’ began to rise again. Catholic Kings give the Cadiz under the Spanish rule. The city was on its peak, when it was used as the port by the Spanish Crown. In the 16th century, Christopher Columbus set Cadiz as the launching point, when he was on his journey to discover America. Felipe II ordered to build walls surrounding the city. After that Sir Francis Drake invaded the Cadiz city. As I know, Cadiz was remained as the capital of Spain from 1810 to 1813. In the early 19th century, Cadiz was used as the fortress for anti-monarchist, liberal movement of the Spain.
I can say that Cadiz is considered as the one of the amazing cities in Spain. It is also popular for its excellent historical structures. As the history shows, this city has enormously progressed and become a beautiful place. The history of the city is filled with stories of brave people. I can say that Cadiz has enjoyed a golden age in the 18th century. From that time it began to grow into one of the wealthiest city in Spain. Now, it is considered as the most beautiful destination for tourists. It is also famous for its fantastic beeches. It has many city attractions, such as Cathedral, Gran Teatro Falla, casinos and Torre Tavira. I hope this post will provide you a few Cadiz histories.