The gay and lesbian community is currently enjoying a high profile in Spain, thanks to the recent introduction of the controversial homosexual marriage law. Obviously the Catholic church has put up fierce opposition to this bill, but the large majority of people especially in urban areas support equal rights for homosexual couples. As a result, Spain is an increasingly popular holiday destination for the gay community. During Franco's rule in Spain, homosexuality was illegal in Spain. However, with the promulgation of the Spanish constitution in , it was legalised. Since then, Spanish gays and lesbians have been coming out of their closets and making a public life for themselves.
Jerez de la Frontera , on the Costa de la Luz , is one of the major cities in Andalusia , Spain , the fifth in terms of size and population about , inhabitants in Jerez de la Frontera, the resilient city on the Atlantic coast, has always enjoyed a privileged strategic location. Over centuries as a medieval border town with its castle high up, it has resisted first the Christians attacks and sieges, later the Moors that tried to conquer the city again. After the Catholic Kings took over the Kingdom of Granada and brought peace to the peninsula, the economic and intellectual life returned to the splendour of Moorish times. While a certain reluctant brotherhood binds the two cities together today, the rivalry continues, and the traveller is well advised not to conflate the two cities. Nowadays, few places in Spain can be said to enjoy the international renown of Jerez as, thanks to its sherry wines, the name of the city has crossed international boundaries long ago.
I felt right at home my entire visit. My ancestors actually lived in this very city several generations ago! In the very south of Spain, Cadiz is a wonderful place to visit through the summer into September or early October. This historic port city is held dear in the hearts of many.
Cadiz is a busy city and port situated on a narrow strip of land in south-western Spain on the Atlantic Ocean. Cadiz is rich in history and one of the oldest permanently settled cities in south-western Europe. The city is also an important port of call for cruise ships which are taking part in a Mediterranean Cruise.