Few people who saw the James Bond movie, Die Another Day, could forget the scene where Halle Berry strolls slinkily out of the sea watched by an appreciative 007. That beach was La Caleta, the island with the DNA replacement clinic was the Castillo San Sebastian, and the city of Havana itself, complete with 1950s American cars, none other than Cadiz. They removed the castle´s causeway digitally, and the Andalucian city´s seafront promenade doubled as the Cuban capital´s Malecon. The hotel where Bond stays in 'Havana' was El Balneario de la Palma y del Real, although Pierce Brosnan preferred the Alfonso XIII hotel in Sevilla as his base while shooting the movie.
- Fact 1 - If Cadiz looks strangely familiar, it could be because you´ve seen it in a James Bond movie - as Havana
- Fact 2 - The history of Cadiz as seen through its name
- Fact 3 - For 200 years Cadiz was regularly attacked by a succession of English pirates
- Fact 4 - Cadiz´s carnival is second only to Rio´s in fame
- Fact 5 - One of Spain´s foremost classical composers, as well as, bizarrely, a celebrated Union general of the American Civil War, were born in Cadiz