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Cádiz Provincia

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The province of Cádiz is a paradise in itself because of its diversity: mountain ranges, white villages, countryside and modern cities, nature, the sea and the beach. But undoubtedly this coastline is unique in Europe. A total of 83 different beaches along the 260 km long coastline. Unspoiled, isolated beaches, or along the cities with many facilities, small bays or large open sand plains stretching over several kilometers; family beaches or less crowded beaches; areas of calm sea or others with a lot of wind.
There are beaches with history such as Trafalgar, where the famous battle took place (where Trafalgar square is named after) and beaches where films were recorded, La Caleta where scenes from 007 were recorded. There are colorful beaches like Tarifa, with kite surfers. Beaches ideal for windsurfing or underwater fishing in the clear waters of its many beaches such as Los Lances, Bologna, and Valdevaqueros.

Anyone coming to the province should visit the impressive wineries in Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Sanlúcar or Chiclana, where excellent wines are made, such as fino, manzanilla, muscatel, as well as a Jerez or Sherry, of which Spain has become an worldwide ambassador.
The province has more than 30 castles and forts, many of which are in good condition. In the area of ​​religious art, the province also has an extraordinary collection of monuments. Good examples are the Cartuja in Jerez or the cathedrals of Cadiz and Jerez. With regard to paintings, examples of works by El Greco, Murillo, Zurbarán and Goya can be found in many of the province's churches and museums.

The cuisine of Cadiz is mainly influenced by the wines of the province and by the wide selection of locally caught fresh fish: gilt bream, sea bream, sea bass etc, as well as the crustaceans: shrimp, crawfish, crab claws, sea snails .... and the famous king prawns from Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Then there are the traditional cheeses, and meats from the mountain villages. The cakes are delicious and are clearly influenced by the Arabs and by the nuns of the local monasteries. Tocino de cielo (pudding made with egg yolk and syrup), turrón (Spanish nougat), alfajores, traditional Arabic pastries from Medina Sidonia, turrónand fritters from Cadiz and the famous pestiños (honey-covered fritters), which are usually served at Christmas time in the entire province, all mouth-watering. The many restaurants, bars, shellfish bars, ventas and "chiringuitos" (beach bars) are the ideal locations to try this varied cuisine and its excellent sherries: fino, amontillados sweet, oloroso or a manzanilla wine from Sanlucar, as well as the brandies, which give this area its special character.