Yacimiento Arqueológico Gadir

Yacimiento Arqueológico Gadir | Source: Texts and Photos: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz.

During the excavation of the site of the Puppet Theatre residues that make up the archaeological site were found. Gadir was the name given to the city as a Phoenician settlement almost 3,000 years ago. The scarcity of previous architectural remains, make this site a must place to discover the lifestyles of the former Phoenician culture.

The site is located on the former island of Erytheia, the smallest of the old Cadiz archipelago, which has become an important point of reference for the different interpretations about the possible location of the urban settlement of Gadir. Noteworthy is the layout of streets, houses and utensils from the ninth century BC.

The centerpiece of the visit revolves around the figure of Mattan, a Phoenician who died in a huge fire that took place in the city in the sixth century BC and whose remains are an important part of the route. In addition to these Phoenician ruins remains a construction of a Roman fishing factory and pools where the fish were salted.

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