The Gadir Phoenician Tour is ideal to know in depth the exciting history of Cádiz, the Andalusian city founded by Phoenicians over 3,000 years ago. The key places on this route are the Cádiz Museum, the Gadir Archaeological Site and Casa del Obispo Archaeological Site, the Erytheia Park and La Caleta Beach. Immerse yourself in the history of one of the most exciting cities in Spain.
The Gadir Phoenician Tour (“Ruta Fenicia Gadir”) comes from the Namae Project, which gives value to the Archaeological Site of the Puppet Theatre (“Yacimiento Arqueológico del Teatro de Títeres). This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER, in Spanish) of the European Union. It is carried out through the Operational Program of Cross-Border Cooperation Spain External Borders. In addition, it is also carried out by the Institute of Employment and Socioeconomic and Technological Development of the Cádiz Council.
Let’s focus on the deep history of the province of Cádiz. More than 3,000 years ago, Phoenician navigators arrived in this part of the peninsula in search of new stores and goods. Three islands were located: Erytheia (Cádiz), Kothinoussa (Cádiz – San Fernando) and Antípolis (San Fernando). Due to the proximity between them and the rest of the peninsula, the port of Cádiz became a determining point between Atlantic Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This was the moment when the colony of Gadir was established.
The city of Gadir is one of the oldest Phoenician necropolis in the West. To give you an idea, it was founded in the first quarter of the first millennium BC. We are sure that the Gadir Phoenician Tour will fascinate you…
The Cádiz Museumoffers a very extensive exhibition of pieces of all kinds of this Phoenician colony. In addition, it explains in depth the history and development of this civilisation in Cadiz lands. From tombs, statues and corpses to coins and small artifacts of everyday life is what history enthusiasts can find in this museum. The Cádiz Museum also exhibits classical art and contemporary art on the upper floors. You can tour these facilities on your own or do it with guides that offer tours in several languages. We assure you that it is a visit that you won’t regret.
The Gadir Phoenician Tour is ideal for those visitors of any age who travel alone or with family. It combines the history of Cadiz culture with a walk through the picturesque streets and the beautiful beaches of the city. You can even make detours to see other interesting places and taste some typical food at its tapas bars and restaurants.
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