The challenges still faced by the city such as the completion of historical projects demanded by the public are of special relevance, due to the fact that it is very difficult to create new green spaces within the urban area, whilst taking into account the limitations that the city has to expand. Some of these projects, which are included in the current Ordinance Plan, are the creations of the new Park in the San Jose cemetery and the new Station Park. There is no doubt that these projects will improve the quality of the urban area within the city.
33.3% of the surface of the Municipality of Cadiz is within the Bay of the Natural Park of Cadiz.
However, it seems to us of great relevance to show that 33.3% of the surface of the Municipality of Cádiz is within the Bay of the Natural Park of Cadiz, hence the importance of promoting the natural resources that surround us as areas of high ecological value for the use and enjoyment of the citizens. For many of Cadiz’s inhabitants, this natural space still remains largely unknown, as it is seen merely as a means of communication that connects the city of Cadiz with the rest of the localities of the Bay, without ever getting to know its interior.
In the centre of the city we have Historical Parks and Gardens of great heritage value
that are part of our everyday lives.
…Gardens, such as Genoves Park, the tree-lined avenue named Alameda Apodaca, Mina Square (Plaza de Mina) or Candelaria Square (Plaza de Candelaria), have all remained untouched from their creation in the 19th century to the present day.
Gardens and squares have been fully integrated into the life of the city, as well as the monumental complex that surrounds them. Places such as Candelaria Square or Mina Square remain permanent enclaves of contact between Cadiz life and the gardens, remaining of great importance to local history.
For these reasons, among others, they were classified within the Law of Historical Heritage of Andalusia as Historical Gardens.
The patrimonial importance of the gardens in the centre of Cadiz is therefore based on the integrity of its current state and the low degree of transformation suffered.
The gardens contain a wide diversity of native plant species, with geographical origins from all over the world.
There are true botanical gems, which have also maintained their authenticity in the plant layout, without, over time, having been subjected to aggressive transformation. In addition, the gardens have decorative elements of very different natures and styles, which overshadow the traditional street furniture, such as lampposts and benches.
In addition, the gardens are authentic “works of art”, in which generations of gardeners have worked to maintain and conserve to this day without any major changes over time.