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Ficus de Mora in Cadiz in 1903

The history of Mora ficus

A walk around Cadiz often begins with a stroll around the historic center, the "casco antiguo". Cadiz is a peninsula. The "casco" looks like a chop (image found by Eli, second guiritana) surrounded by the Atlantic. There's no risk of getting lost along the sea - you'll always end up retracing your steps or turning "for

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Watercolor by Eugène Delacroix in Cadiz, San Francisco Square

Eugène Delacroix in Cadiz

Did you know? Eugène Delacroix, the painter of Romanticism, walked the streets and squares of Cadiz long before las guiritanas. A visit little known to most, but fortuitous for him. A chance encounter with Cadiz May 1832, Delacroix, already renowned for "La liberté guidant le peuple" (Liberty guiding the people), was stranded at the port of Cadiz.

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La Roldana, Spain's first Baroque sculptress

Luisa Roldán, the eminent. Luisa Roldán was born in 1652, during the Counter-Reformation. This was the century of the Spanish Baroque, when painting had to be at the service of religion, in reaction to Protestants who rejected the authority of the Pope.painting and sculpture had to humanize religious representations.to be naturalistic, with larger-than-life physiques that took on a new meaning.

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