Cadiz. Spain. Cadiz is pronounced "car
if", with emphasis on "car". Cadiz claims to be the oldest city in
Europe, with its establishment in 1,100 BC by the Phonecians. As
with other areas of the Mediterranean, wars have been a prominent
part of the cities history. The Carthaginians captured the city in
501BC. They lost it to the Romans in 201 BC. The Visigoths destroyed
the city in the 5th century AD. In 711 AD the Moors took the city
and rebuilt it. King Alfonso X captured the city in 1262. Sir
Francis Drake raided the city in 1587, and in 1596 an English fleet
plundered the city. French naval forces took control for two years,
beginning in 1810.
We saw a Flamenco show,
with gypsy music, singing, and dancing. High energy! After our tour
we did a lot of walking in Old Town.
Slide show: http://www.kuhnfamily.com/pictures/Trips/Europe-2007/index.html