Welcome to Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital and most populous city of Wales. The city is administratively one of the 22 Welsh unitary authorities and has the status of a City.
Cardiff is located in the United Kingdom in the far south of the mouth of the Severn Wales widths. Through the port city flows the River Taff, from which the town takes its name: Caer Dydd - Fort at Flagstaff named variation Taf (f) to Diff / Dydd. Another derivation of the name according to the historian William Camden (1551-1623) is due to Aulus Didius Gallus: Caer Didi - Fort of Didius.
Cardiff is home to the Cardiff University, the largest university in Wales. There are in the Cardiff UWIC (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff).
Other cultural institutions include the National Museum Cardiff and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, which is located in the Temple of Peace.
The Museum of Science Technology clearly shows, while located in the suburb of St Fagans open-air museum Museum of Welsh Life offers insights into the ways of life of ordinary people in the past.
Cardiff Castle was built in the 12th Century on the remains of a Roman fort. It had a lot of owners, until in 1776 it went to John Stuart, son of the Earl of Bute. Whose grandson hired the famous architect William Burges to rebuild into a prestigious residential complex, which was completed in 1881.
Also in the 12th Century was the cathedral of Llandaff, The Today belongs to the Church in Wales. The Roman-Catholic Cathedral was built in 1884-1887 by Cardiff in the Gothic Revival style.
Since 1999, which is in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, on the site of the Cardiff Arms Park was built, ES is currently the second largest football stadium in Great Britain. The stadium opened in 1999 with 74,500 seats is located in the city center on the River Taff. The stadium is also played heavily rugby. On 7 November 2009 where he played the national team of Wales against the famous New Zealand All Blacks.
On 2 March 2006 was opened right next to Cardiff Bay and a new parliament building called the Senedd. At Cardiff Bay are also Tŷ Hywel and the Pierhead Building, two other locations of the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
The oldest shopping arcade, the Royal Arcade, dates from 1856.
Only 9 kilometers north of the town is the Norman castle ring Caerphilly Castle, the largest castle in Wales.
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