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     Goulbourn Associates
     Edf Iris, Avda Gamonal
     Benalmadena Costa
     Malaga, 29630
     Spain

Welcome to Goulbourn Associates - with more than 16 years experience of the property market on
the Costa del Sol you can be assured of a personal, professional yet friendly service at all times.

Cadiz

Costa del Sol Cadiz

The oldest city in the western world and according to Greek legend, the city was founded by Hercules. Located on the southwestern coast of Spain, most southerly province of Andalucia and has a coastline of 200km. This lovely old city was once Spain's prime entry port to the newly discovered Americas. Cadiz is well known for it's irresistable sights, sheer elegance and atmosphere. Broad white dunes line the beaches of the Costa de la Luz which stretches from Cadiz to Tarifa in the south. Much of this area has escaped the developers to this day and retains it's quiet charm. Cadiz has always been an important port and remains so to this day. It is described as a province of white villages and white beaches. It has a rational urban design with straight, narrow streets. It has botanical gardens that surround the city, almost making it an island. It has it's own temple, recently restored. The town is most famous for it's wine (Manzanilla) and it's prawns. It also has famous summer horse racing on the beaches. It has one of the highest rainfall levels in Spain which has resulted in several unique botanical species surviving here such as the Spanish Fir.



Historical Note :
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Cadiz is thought by some to be the oldest city in Europe, founded in 1100 BC by the Phoenicians who called it Gadir and traded Baltic amber and British tin, as well as Spanish silver. The city subsequently became a naval base for the Romans before fading into obscurity until 1262 when it was taken from the Muslims by Alfonso X.

The real boom period was with the discovery of America as Columbus sailed from this port on his second and fourth voyages. Much later the city enjoyed a golden age during the 18th century when it enjoyed 75% of Spanish trade with America. From this time it grew into one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities in Spain and most of the city's fine buildings date from this time.

 
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