Cádiz has the unique charm and mix of a port city with one of the oldest civilizations in Europe. Cádiz has an incredible history; it was first founded by Phoenicians, then it was under the rule of the Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims and it was an important port for the discovery of America. Home to a large and prestigious university, in Cádiz, students can pursue their dream study at any degree level and they even have the option to enrol in English taught programmes. Cádiz is a city and port in South Western Spain, the capital of the province of Cádiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in Western Europe.
Because Cádiz is a port city, the economic growth is sustained by international trade sector. Tourism is the next important industry, followed by agriculture, fishing, energy, constructions, metal working, food processing, naval and mercantile shipbuilding.
Most companies in Cádiz were founded here and names include: Navantia, Isolas, Gonzales Byass, Jose Estevez, Vicente Alonso, Productos Congelatos Del Sur, Digital Drimz, Creadia. Other multinationals with local offices are: ClassNK, Santander Bank and Manpower.
Students have to chance to engage in many internship opportunities in various fields, particularly in retail and hospitality and they can also hire part time to teach English for small groups.
Cádiz is a one of a kind city, having a magic aura and allowing you to discover some of the secrets of the Spanish history and heritage at every step you take while exploring this city.
You have to check out the older part of Cádiz within the remains of the city walls, which is referred to as the Old Town (Casco Antiguo). The rest of the city of Cádiz is divided into squares or plazas, all having symbolic names:
Other sights include: Tavira Tower, Palacio de Congresos, Roman Theatre, Pylons of Cádiz, Carranza Bridge, and many more.
You can also enjoy the wonderful beaches, have a good night out in one of the many restaurants and pubs and listen to Spanish music or learn to dance flamenco. Savour some of the products of the local cuisine: panizas, tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters), pestiños and drink fino or manzanilla.
One thing you should not miss is the Carnival of Cádiz, one of the best known carnivals in the world.
In Cádiz you won’t experience the typical bustle of a big, multicultural city. Most of the international people you would encounter here are tourists, which are quite many, and a significant number of international students, coming mostly from European countries. The few immigrants settled in Cádiz are British, Irish, Italian and Moroccan.
Cádiz has dry and hot summers, with July and August as the hottest months, the average temperature is 27 °C (81 °F). Winters experience moderate temperatures of around 16.0 °C (60.8 °F), with rainy weather.