Cadiz is located in the southwestern part of Spain and is a part of the self-governing community of Andalusia. The city has a maritime station and it has been the "Spanish Navy's Capital of the Maritime Department of the South-Atlantic". Columbus cruised from this port to America on two of his voyages. Cadiz still has an old world charisma. As other Andalusian cities, it stands out for its Moorish structural design, narrow cobbled stone streets and the even-tempered personality of the south. A holiday might begin in Puerta Tierra, the doorway point through the walls and the separating line between modern and old Cádiz.