Just across the water from Rota, Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay and is almost entirely surrounded by water. Named Gadir by the Phoencians, who founded their trading post in 1100 BC, it was later controlled by the Carthaginians until it became a thriving Roman port.
Located in Southwestern Europe, life in Spain is much different than many of its European neighbors. From its culture and love of the arts to its unique cuisine to its colorful festivals, there is a lot to enjoy and much to learn about this amazing country.
The following sections will briefly discuss Spanish history, culture, provide some fun facts and describe what one can expect out of modern Spain. At the end of each section, links are provided to allow you to continue to learn and explore. As you read, briefly consider what your life would be like as a temporary resident here in Spain.