Occupying the Isla de León, Cádiz stands amid a landscape of lagoons, beaches and salt marshes. The Carranza bridge, part of which can be raised to allow access for maritime traffic, connects the city with the mainland. Once past the Puerta de Tierra, visitors will discover twisting narrow streets in the city's medieval section in contrast to the more ordered layout of the Baroque quarter built in the 17C and 18C. The ever-present ocean and old-fashioned charm of its lively historic centre offers a nostalgic insight into its past glory.
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