Photo Cannon Vickers 361/45 mm In Tarifa

Photo Cannon Vickers 361/45 mm In Tarifa

Photo Cannon Vickers 361/45 mm Things you see when you explore Tarifa. Strategically located abandoned military bases The Vickers 381/45 mm cannon, was a piece of naval artillery used in Spain as coastal artillery for the defense of the naval bases of Cartagena, El Ferrol, Mahón and the Strait of Gibraltar, being in service between 1933 and 2008. It is the largest caliber piece used in Spain. Mountain Bike Tours ©tarifatravel ...
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Photo Puerta De Jerez

Photo Puerta De Jerez

Photo Puerta De Jerez in Tarifa How much we love to walk under this arch. There is a plaque with a legend that recalls the capture of the city by Sancho IV el Bravo in which you can read: "MUY NOBLE, MUY LEAL Y HEROICA CIUDAD DE TARIFA GANADA A LOS MOROS REINANDO SANCHO IV EL BRAVO, EL 21 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1292" History of Tarifa Almost SUMMERTIME! ©tarifatravel ...
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History

History

In Tarifa is written part of the history of Spain The town of Tarifa is located in the most southerly region of the iberian Peninsula and the European continent. Only 16.3 km from the African coast and at the meeting point of the Mediterranean sea and the Atlantic ocean. This is a fascinating place, filled with fantasy and fables, about wich people of the old world created myths and legends, where Titans, nymphs and gods dwelled. Here it is believed that Hercules erected two great columns that held up a celestial dome shortly after the disappearance of Atlantis under the waves. This region was home to a wide variety of communities and cultures all leaving their mark by way of a significantly diverse historical heritage that can be described as one of Spain´s most interesting. The history of Tarifa runs parallel to that of Spain itself. No culture or community has existed in our country without having left its mark in some...
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Tarif Their Chief

Tarif Their Chief

Tarifa, located in the province of Cadiz in Andalusia, is a small town on the southernmost tip of the Spanish mainland and European continent. The Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea bathe its coasts and united the Strait of Gibraltar, create a natural border with the African continent. Its geographical strategic situation favored the arrival of numerous settlers since prehistoric times, although it has been the Roman culture that influenced more in Tarifa. The Romans created three settlements in this area: Lulia Traducta, known as Tarifa, Mellaria, known as Casas de Porros and Baelo Claudia, known as Bolonia. The city of Baelo Claudia, founded in the late second century BC was an important Roman industrial complex of canning cured meats and sauces. Like the Garum sauce, which obtained its raw material from trap fisheries, and traded their products throughout the Mediterranean. Today, this roman city is preserved as priceless archaeological site of historical, artistic and tourist value. Fishing in Tarifa remains an important activity...
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