Cadiz Things to Do

  • Topete square - Cadiz
    Topete square - Cadiz
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  • Topete square - Cadiz
    Topete square - Cadiz
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  • Plaza de España - Cadiz
    Plaza de España - Cadiz
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  • 1. Cadiz Province: towns and villages

    Very close to the waterfront, we soon encountered Castillo de San Marcos - one of the city's main tourist attractions. I stopped for a photo as we approached for a closer look (2nd photo) and four of...

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  • 2. Beaches & Seafront

    By shortly after 1 PM we were aboard our ferry again and soon on our way back across Cadiz Bay. Although there was still quite a cool breeze out on the open water, we passed two or three small open...

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  • 3. Cathedral

    Cadiz Cathedral was planned as a Baroque cathedral in the 18th century but was started in 1838, so the style was changed, incorporating more Neoclassical elements. Several Spanish noblemen are buried...

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  • 4. Plaza de las Flores

    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...

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  • 5. Torre Tavira

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    Torre Tavira is the biggest watchtower in the city. It is also home to the Cámera Oscura; a 'camera' which projects a moving picture of the whole of Cádiz into a large dish shaped screen. It is really...

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  • 6. Parque Genovés

    Parque Genoves gives a different view of the age of exploration. Many of the discoveries made by Spanish explorers were new plants. This garden showcases some of the plants found by these Spanish...

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  • 7. Walls & fortifications

    Beautifully designed star shaped castle built jutting out into the water to protect this section of the city. You can go into the castle and enter the corner turrets and imagine yourself a soldier...

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  • 8. Plaza de España

    The Plaza de España is a large and modern square close to the port, dominated by the Monument to the Constitution of 1812. This beautiful monument is a project of the architect Modesto Lopez Otero and...

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  • 9. Day trips to Morroco

    Getting to Morocco from Spain is very easy. You can but tickets for a ferry from Algeciras (a rather ugly port town). You can go to Tangiers or the Spanish colony of Ceuta(Sebta in Arabic) in Africa....

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  • 10. Town Hall / Ayuntamiento

    This place is huge as it is a central plaza in Cadiz, it has lots of cafes around, many shops and the main government building designed in Neo-classical features around 1800 according to Lonely...

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  • 11. Alameda Apodaca.

    Alameda de Apodaca is the first park you will come to if walking the perimeter of Cadiz from the port. It offers fountains, trees, and areas for repose. I have included several photos in this tip to...

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  • 12. Day trips to Gibraltar

    English?British? Spanish? Spanglish? This controversial colony is situated on the South West coast that joins the Atlantic to the pacific. For this reason it is notorious for its British weather! It...

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  • 13. Giant Trees (Ficus)

    How these trees survive in the urban environment, surrounded by steel, concrete, asphalt and car fumes day by day is amazing. But then the Ficus genus of trees and shrubs is known to be hardy. Here...

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  • 14. Puertatierra

    Puerta Tierra is the gateway into Cadiz's old town, although many call the whole of the new town this name too not just the monument you can see in the photo opposite. As you can also see by the...

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  • 15. Iglesia del Carmen

    This baroque church was close to my residence so sometimes we used to go there. is just in front of the Baluarte de Candelaria and the Alameda Apocado. Esta iglesia de estilo barroco estaba cerca...

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  • 16. Teatro de Falla

    We came across the Gran Theatre Manuel de Falla in Plaza de Falla and aside from the color which makes stand out, the architecture is very reminiscent of the arches to be found in the Alhambra and...

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  • 17. Arco de la Rosa

    From the Medieval times of Cadiz you can find some rests as this arch that is sited close to the Cathedral and gives way to its square. De los tiempos medievales quedan algunos restos como este...

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  • 18. Carnival

    Once every year in February Cadiz city holds its own Carnival where Chirigotas sing satirical songs and the people get dressed up and go on la marcha (a big drinking session) all night long in the...

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  • 19. The watchtowers

    In the Plaza de España (Spain's square) you can find 2 typical buildings in one corner: - One is called the House of the 5 watchtowers (left on the pic). - The other is called the House of the 4...

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  • 20. Plaza Topete (Topete Square)

    Well, if you are in Cádiz looking for Plaza Topete and you ask anybody (at least any "Gaditano"): "Could you tell me please where Plaza Topete is?" Be ready for...

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  • 21. Santa Cueva church

    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...

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  • 22. Municipal Museum

    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...

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  • 23. Puerta(s) de Tierra

    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...

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  • 24. CASA DE LOS PASOS MIRANDA

    As thename suggests, this showcases the type of housing they had in the ancient times, specifically during the middle ages. They reminded me of old Spanish...

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  • 25. CATHEDRAL MUSEUM

    A wealth of archelogical excavations are showcased in this place. As it was a holiday, we didn't need to line up. Some exhibits are laid out outside so we had...

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