Plaza de las Flores, Cadiz
Surrounded by some of the most commercial streets of Cadiz, this square, known by the several stall selling flowers, is one of the liveliest places in the city.
Curiously, the square gets the name from a spanish politician but the statue in the square is from Columela, a roman writer, that gives name to one of the adjacent streets.
All good neighbours...
The Correos, (Post Office) is at the edge of the Plaza de las Flores. Here you can get your stamps and mail your cards to family and friends.
All of my cards are written in the language of the place I am visiting, in this case Spanish. Because I am not fluent in Spanish, I purchase a local paper, Foreign papers are very easy to read, and then copy selected headlines onto my postcards.
In the Correos, take a number and wait for an available person to help. Remember that the Correos may not accept anything other than cash (Euros) so be sure you have exchanged (cambio) your money.
The Plaza de las Flores is a pretty area in front of the Post Office (Correos) where there are many vendors selling flowers and other goods. It is a bustling area with many distractions, so take the time to explore this colorful section of Cadiz, and maybe get some flowers for that special senorita.
Near the center of the old town of Cadiz is the Square of the Flowers...today it does have some flowers, but not many and it is not even square.....it is oblong, but who pays attention to details like that ^O^...it is a fun area though, filled with people, also those coming and going from the open air market just adjacent to the square. The market was also an excellent place to learn Spanish names for fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats...it helped us later in our trip to write a few of them down.
The last photo shows one of the shops near the square, this one for SHOES...if you have a daughter like I do who is emmulating Esmeralda Marcus, then you will understand why I took this photo.
Plaza de los Flores (flowers) is a beautiful sight simply because of all the different colours produced by the flower stalls that line the plaza. adjoining the square is the main market where you can always find some bargins and some lovely fresh fish.
There are also some cafes where you can enjoy lunch or a coffee looking out at all the flowers. Though be careful, some may be overpriced due to their location! I recommend some fried fish in Las Flores.
As we arrived here in the flower market it was just going dark the lights were on and all the colours of the flowers looked so nice. Within a short time it got quite busy, we sat at a bar just alongside, sitting outside even though it was nearing the end of November, the bar was especially busy lots of families out dining and having a drink.
Also here in the square is the Post office, you can see it in the third photo. The Post Office was built in the 1920's.
Flowers square, here is the Post office the market and there are little Kioskos where they sell flowers.
The main shopping street Colomela is just there (yes!)
Also I used to come here to a little place to have nice fried fish, is that is no longer there.
Plaza de las flores, Correos a un lado y el mercado a otro, adornada con sus kioscos de flores.
Vamos de Tiendas? ok Calle Columela esta aqu? al lado....
Ya no esta pero hab?a aqu? un puesto de pescado frito de muerte....
Once we are here, we can see in front the building of the Post Office, and at our right Columela street if you are looking for some shopping time hehehe, or take the left one to visit the Old Market
This nice quiet square is located in the very centre, near the Central Market. Here you can find some flowers stalls in the middle (thus its name), Central Post Office, some terraces, and a couple of restaurants.