Cadiz by foot
The compact area makes Cadiz an ideal destination for those who enjoy a nice walk. Narrow streets do not allow for vehicles larger than a scooter. Don't worry about getting lost, sooner or later you will find the sea and get your bearings.Related to:
Small Area with Narrow Streets
Cadiz is very compact so the best way to see it is on foot. The locals who travel to Cadiz to work often choose scooters. There are hundreds parked along the way, though within the city the streets are so narrow, that even the locals park on the perimeter and walk. The only time you will encounter traffic is around the perimeter of Cadiz.Related to:
By Car: How far/how long...?
Cádiz is in the very south of Spain, so that, far from the rest of Europe, but it dserves a visit, mostly if you are around.
Some road distances from Cádiziz to:
- Sevilla: 124 kms.
- Madrid: 652 kms.
- Lisbon (Portugal): 515 kms.
- Paris (France): 1.850 kms.
- Rome (Italy): 2.508 kms.
Checking the website, you can find more road distances together with driving times and the best routes.
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Planes, Traines and Buses
Although the trains are good and mostly on time many of the small towns are not connected by train. You can use the local bus companies which are usually well connected Cádiz City.
For the bigger towns that are connected it is likely that you have to change trains somewhere. This usually entails a lengthy wait (from 1 to 4 hours is normal). Therefore you will often find the buses are quicker although the drivers are a little dangerous at times.
Trains and buses usually cost about the same unless you take the Talgo that goes from Barcelona to Cadiz or the Ave which is a high speed train from Sevilla to Madrid (3 hours). Yo can get an Andalucia exress to Sevilla then the Ave to Madrid. These trains are a lot more expensive, but a lot quicker.
A bus to Madrid from Cádiz is 7 hours and one from Barcelona to Cádiz is a good complete day of travelling.
You may want to consider flying from
Jerez, Sevilla or any other major town to or from Madrid. It is expensive for the Spanish to do this but you may find it acceptable if you are travelling from Britain for example.
If you require and specific info that I haven't mentioned here please email me or leave a comment and I will try to help you out.
The train company in Spain is called
RENFE You can check out their web site a www.renfe.es
There are many different bus companies in Spain. In and around Cadiz and Sevilla it is Comes www.comes.es or
Los Amirillas. Around Andalucia in general it is Alsina Graell. For Cadiz to Madrid it is Secubus.
Try checking out the local papers for the most up to date timetables such as Diario de Cádiz (they also have a website) Beware: The internet can often be unreliable if it's not an official site.
Please remember that if you are travelling wih dogs they are not allowed on ANY buses and if they travel by plane they can't travel with you. You can take them on a rain if they are in a carry case.Related to:
- Travel with Pets
A peculiar entrance
Apart from Venice (Italy), Cadiz is the only city I know whose entrance has sea on both sides.
If you enter by train or by road from the south, you will come from a road where you can see the Atlantic Ocean at your left and the Cadiz Bay at your right...Related to:
Renault 4 white
We had an old (well, it was brand new when they bought it ;-)) Renault 4, white.
Here is my mum, me, my sister Belen, my cousin Gerardo and my brother Ignacio at the "Alameda Apodaca", in front of the car.
Some websites that can help you.
- www.linesur.com (Spanish)
- www.socibus.es (Spanish)
And for bus from/to Sevilla (and other places from Cádiz such as Algeciras and La Línea:
Once you are in the old part of the city, say, beyond Puerta de Tierra, you don't need anything but your feet.
The closest airport is in a city called Jerez de la Frontera, or just Jerez. It is at about 34 kms.
How to get there:
From Cádiz, take road A 4.
For more informationb, check the website.
Great way to enjoy the city is just to walk around and take in the sites. Be sure to bring a map the streets are very small and curvy, so it is easy to get lost!
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