11.05.2014 - 11.05.2014 79 °F
Our second stop was the small town of Cadiz. It was the departure port for two of Columbus's voyages, the base of operations for the Spanish treasure fleet and held off the French during Napoleon's Peninsular War to name a few of the city's achievements. After the day in Lisbon, we slept til 9am. With the city only a little over 1km by 1.5km, I knew we had plenty of time. The most iconic building is the cathedral, with its golden dorm.
There were also nice beaches, including one that is topless, as well as the forts that protected the city and its inhabitants. The city was composed of small narrow streets that meandered thru the town.
A nice change from Lisbon was the inclusion of city parks. These allowed us to cool of and avoid the sun.
We met up with some people we met on the ship at the main square to have some sweets. I had a nice roll with strawberry jelly and pine nuts that was nicely balanced in flavor. Unfortunately, we decided to leave the group to wander the streets as they stumbled across some free tapas.