Oratorio de la Santa Cueva.
This tiny neoclassical church is sometimes forgot by the main tour operators, though it deserves a visit. It's got some frescoes from Goya inside too.
In Xmas there is a traditional classical music concert, very popular in Cadiz.
Closed on mondays.
This tower of the Cathedral has now been opened to the public for a birds eye view of the city. Entrance is by a ramp to the bell tower.
Admission is: Adults 3.50 euros, children 2.50 euros
Opening times are:
June - September 10am-8pm
September - June 10am-7pm
The Church of Santa Cruz is actually the first cathedral of Cadiz. It is in the Populo district. The second photograph is the tower of the church, which you can see a little bit of in the main photo.
Entrance is free
Tues, Wedn, Thurs, Saturdays 10-1pm and 5.30-8.30pm
Fridays 9am-1.30pm and 5.30pm-10pm
Sundays 10.30am-1pm and 6.15pm - 7.30pm
The Admirals House is in the Populo district and once belonged to a wealthy merchant. It was built in a baroque style 1690 with a lovely balcony which seem to be popular in Cadiz and marble columns.
The Royal Prison or Carcel Real, was built in 1792 by a local man called Torcuato Benjumeda. It has an inner courtyard and was the first building in Cadiz built in the neoclassic style. It is not not a prison anymore but is now the Justice Courts.
Castle of San Sebastian, at one of the sides of La playa de la Caleta, nice to visit.
It is sited at the north of the city in a little island where it was supposed to be the temple to Kronos.
Best views from Castle of Santa Catalina
Castillo de San Sebasti?n, en la playa de la caleta.
Situado en la parte Norte de C?diz en un islote donde se cree estuvo el templo a Kronos.
Las mejores vistas desde el Castillo de Santa Catalina
Just next to the cathedral overlooking the sea is the Campo del Sur.
This little houses all painted in pastel colours had been part of the image of Cadiz.
Justo detrás de la catedral y mirando al mar esta el Campo del sur con sus típicas casa pintadas en colores pastel.
Lets come back to the Cathedral square and walk towards the old town in direction to Plaza de las Flores
Its real name is "Santa Cruz church" though is widely known as "Old Cathedral" as it as the Cathedral till 1838.
It was built over the old muslim mosque by the spanish king Alfonso X, and finished in 1602.
If you climb the stairs and turn left, you will enter into a quiet patio, in hich you will see the only remnants of muslim archuitecture in Cadiz...
This small local museum is not a Top5, but deserves a visit if you are interested in Cadiz History. It has many nice oil paintings, historical documents...
Its main highlights is a wooden/ivory model of the city in the 18th century, 1/250 scale.
Great discover of my last visit, as it was on ruins when I was living there.
It is at La Caleta Beach, and it is now being renovated with some museums inside of La Almadraba and History of Cadiz province.
It was constructed by Felipe II after the British attack to Cadiz
But the best are the views of the Castle of San Sebastian, as you can not get there.
Cuando vivia en Cadiz estaba en ruinas, ahora lo estan mejorando y la verdad es que esta quedando muy bien. El museo y las vistas del Castillo de San Sebastian lo hacen una visita obligada
Felipe II lo mando construir despues del ataque britanico.
Now that we had enjoyed the 2 castles and La Caleta, lets go towards the left in direction to Parque Genoves, at our left we will pass by the Parador of Cadiz Hotel Atlantico, walk along the paseo till you arrive to Alameda Apodaca and at our right the Church of Virgen del CArmen
The old city is beyond this point. At the beginning, there was just one Gate (Puerta), but they built more later.
There is a virtuak exhibition there.
The second pic is the statue of San Germán, and the third, San Servando, the patrons of Cádiz.
These roman remains of a theatre are from the 1st century BC! They were discovered in 1980.
Admission is free
Opening times 10am-2pm
Even if you cannot get there for the opening times you it is still plainly visible through the railings.
Wondering around the city are lots of interesting things to see but there doesnt always seem to be a lot of information about them. This is the Arco de los Blanco which was once part of Alfonso the Wise's Castle, but this gateway along with the Arco de la Rosa are the only two left of these medievil arches from the 13th century.
The Santa Marie district (barrio de Santa Maria) is supposedly the oldest quarter of Cadiz. Here is the Santa Marie church/convent. Founded in 1534 but this building is 17th century. Has a an altar cloth of the brotherhood of Nazareth.
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