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Very few people would count Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain as their favourite Spanish city. Until recently I would have said Barcelona or San Sebastian. That all changed after spending a few days exploring this underrated gem. Its seafront resembles the Havanas Malecon. There are miles of white-sand beaches. Incredible architecture, amazing food and unique culture. So it’s no wonder that it sucked me. All which makes Cadiz a fantastic photography destination.

This ancient port city is the oldest continually inhabited city in Spain. In fact, it’s citizens claim that Cadiz is the oldest city in Europe. This port town boomed in the 16th-century as a base for exploration and trade. The picturesque cityscape is dominated by the domed, 18th-century Cadiz Cathedral. Featuring baroque and neoclassical elements, it provides a beautiful backdrop to the waterfront.

View of Cadiz and the cathedral from across the water
Camera settings: ISO 100, F16 @ 5 sec

Photography equipment: Nikon D850 with 16-35 f4 G lens with Lee Filters 0.6 ND Soft ND Grad supported on by a ball head Manfrotto tripod & edited with Adobe Lightroom. Photography bag used was a LowePro Whistler BP 450 AW.


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This article and images from Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain are subject to copyright. Photo by Jordan Banks. Copying or reposting of photos or article elsewhere is strictly forbidden.

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