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From: Silver Spirit Cruise Review

Cádiz (5)

By late morning, the rain had retreated, and the sun was starting to peek through the clouds. We left the city center and headed toward the Playa de la Caleta, a beach near the tip of the Cádiz pensinsula that faces the Atlantic Ocean.

Cadiz Playa de la Caleta bathhouse

The Playa de la Caleta may look familiar even if you've never been to Cádiz: It played the role of a beach in Havana, Cuba in the James Bond movie Die Another Day.

Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz

A causeway from the beach leads to a fortress, the Castillo de San Sebastian. (Swimmers and anglers often climb down steps to the rocks along the causeway.)

Castillo de San Sebastian fortifications in Cadiz

The Castillo de San Sebastian (shown here) isn't the only seaside fort in Cádiz: Another, the Castillo de Santa Caterina, is at the other end of the Playa de la Caleta.

Gates of Castillo de San Sebastian, Cadiz

Dog at Castillo de San Sebastian in Cadiz

Unlike the Castillo de Santa Caterina (which hosts art exhibitions and other events), the Castillo de San Sebastian is closed to the public. When we approached the fortress, a dog greeted us through the rusting iron gates.

Statue on Cadiz waterfront

Back on the waterfront, a statue kept watch on the beach and the fortresses. (Sculpture seems to be almost as popular in Cádiz as flamenco and hanging flowerpots;  we saw statues--many of them fairly new--all over the city.)

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Embarkation in Lisbon
Departure from Lisbon
Málaga and Alhambra
At sea (ship tour)
Palma de Mallorca
Port Mahon, Menorca
Alghero, Sardinia
Ajaccio, Corsica
Arrival in Monte Carlo

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