Cardiff is the capital and largest city of Wales, located in South Wales, on the banks of the River Taff in the historic county of Glamorgan. It was founded by the Romans and it developed from the Roman fort that guarded the passage on the Taff. There is a Norman castle in the center of the city. Until 1800 it was a small town but after the discovery of coal, it became a very important port. Today the city is the center of finance and main business services of Wales and a tourist city with plenty of hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs. The media sector is one of the main activities of the city and there are very important studios such as BBC Wales, with a major independent television production. The Castle Quarter is the commercial area in the north of the city center and contains arcades of Victorian and Edwardian eras like the Castle Arcade, High Street Arcade and Duke Street Arcade; being St Mary St, High St, Castle St and Duke St, the main shopping streets. There is also a beautiful bay for leisure activities. To see: the City Hall, Cardiff Castle, the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff University, Pierhead Building, Millennium Stadium, Llandaff Cathedral, among others.
The city is well served by public transportation and is also well connected by rail with 20 stations in the city.
For cycling enthusiasts, there is the Taff Trail, 88.5 km, running from Cardiff Bay to Brecon in the Brecon Beacons National Parl. It is also a walking path.
You can also visit the Doctor Who Experience; it is a museum of the famous series broadcast by the BBC.
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