Cadiz Travel Guide

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Cadiz Things to Do

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  • 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 boats bobbing away on the swells as the occupants tried their luck at fishing. As on the outward trip, we again met the sister ferry coming out of El...

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  • 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 the locals who were sitting there beside the walls gave me a wave when they realized they would be part of the scene. This relic actually began life...

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  • 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 in the crypt, including Cádiz-born composer Manuel de Falla. Read more:...

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Cadiz Hotels

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Cadiz Restaurants

  • Las Flores

    4 out of 5 stars

    This little tapas bar has a warm welcoming atmosphere as well as serving great tapas. It is named on the tapas route and has won awards for its standards. I have included a link to their web site which includes photos of the restaurant and food and a map. You can change the Language for the introduction and put it in English, but it seems the rest...

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  • El Faro

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We got ripped off at this prestigious restaurant. Planned a special dinner days ago, visiting their webpage and studying the elaborate "tasting menus". When we got to the restaurant and gleefully ordered menu number 2, we were informed that the tasting menus are only for groups of fifteen or more, even though the web makes no mention of this. The...

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  • Cafeteria La Marina

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This place is the one to go for the churros, weird fried-dough pastry-based long stick type of thing snack that is sometimes referred to a Spanish doghnut. I doesn't look like doughnut and it ain't as sweet as a doughnut though. It isn't that great tasting on it's own, but apparently the Spanish eat them with hot chocolate that is served as a...

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Cadiz Nightlife

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  • The main venue for the Carnival

    This great theatre hosts concerts, ballet and plays among some other things. However, during the carnival, the contest takes place here. That contest lasts, sometimes, until dawn.

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  • Best nightlife area in cadiz

    This is the best area in Cadiz city center nigthlife, from 2 or 3 years ago. Just visit www.elpopulocadiz.com and you will know why !!! 12 locals with the best bars,restaurantes,tapas,fun,exhibitions,artcrafts,terraces in the most actual style but in the anciest area of the city and of Europe !, cuz is on the ground of the phoenicians town, which...

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  • Cafe-Teatro

    If you like live music, monologues, flamenco, poetry, theatre and all things related then you might enjoy this place.It's name is pronounced pie-pie although written pay pay (it is expensive therefore it's written name suits it). A beer cost 2.50 a bottle (no beer on tap).The atmosphere is good though with a mix of foreign students and locals of...

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Cadiz Transportation

  • By Bus

    As far as I could see there was only one bus from La Linea at 0700, unless you want to travel in the evening. There are a couple of others from Algeciras, so that would mean getting the local service from La Linea to Algeciras. I think it is timetabled at 40 minutes ish, but I would allow at least an hour. And then you have to queue in Algeciras...

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  • By train

    If you are over 60 years old [ young? ] you can buy a Tarjeta Dorada ticket for 5-15 euro at rail station ticket offices in Spain. It has your passport number on it and is the size of a bank credit card. So when buy a rail ticket in Spain just show your Tarjeta Dorada card and you will recieve at least 25% reduction depending on the day of the...

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  • Boats

    Getting from El Puerto de Santa Maria to Cadiz by car looked like a big hassle with traffic to reach the city via either the bridge over Bahia de Cadiz or up the congested motorway along the long peninsula on which the city is built - not to mention parking issues. As a result, we decided to just leave our car dock-side at El Puerto and take one of...

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Cadiz Shopping

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  • For that special senorita

    The Plaza de las flores is a bustling plaza in front of the Correos (Post Office) with many street vendors offering gift items and souveniers. This is the place to find flowers for your special senorita. It is also good to find your post cards for family and friends as well as a local newspaper.

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  • where to buy painkillers etc..

    Here you can't buy paracetamol (same word in Spanish) or other pain killers in supermarkets such as in Britain, Canada and the USA, you must go to a chemist which are always advertised by a green cross.For most other non prescription drugs you must also go to a Pharmacy. Only condoms and vitamins tend to be sold in supermarkets.Back in the old days...

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  • What to Take Home!

    So you've been to the Costa del Sol and got you're bull fighter's poster, your mini bull and personalised name plate; you've been to Madrid and got you're large Spanish flag to hang on your wall, so what can you take home from Cadiz? Anything different? Why yes of course!One idea is mini Cadiz. One Christmas I bought my mum mini models of Cadiz...

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Cadiz Local Customs

  • Carnival

    All week long there is always something different to do and see. On the First Saturday there is a Cabalgata (parade) and a kiddie pageant. the Goddess of Carnival is also elected. On Sunday there is the Choirs mentioned before in Plaza Topete. On the Monday or Tuesday you can see the burning of the God of Carnival (Momo) in Plaza San Antonio in...

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  • Language

    Angango: People that usually wear lots of gold and shout and fight about everything and anything. Aro- Shortened from the Castillano word claro which means 'of course'. Bastinazo- An extremely large amount something, perhaps too much! Cambembo- Wobbly or out of shape Carajote- A born idiot Cosqui- A hit on the head using knuckles. Chochito-...

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  • Relics

    the business of the relics at the Medieval times was very important. A good church or cathedral with a relic had a promising future and many incomes. Here the one in Cadiz had two, this one is from San Servando, and no, I have no idea who was him lol

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Cadiz Warnings and Dangers

  • Litterbugs

    The Plaza de Cathedral de Cadiz is a popular tourist spot. In addition to the Cathedral you will find many small establishments that cater to the tourist such as food stalls or souveniers. Unfortunately there is a lot of garbage produced near this plaza and is very evident, souring the experience.

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  • Puentes and Finding Accomodation

    First I will explain what a puente is (literally bridge) but in reality it is when an extra holiday day is given between a bank holiday and the weekend. For example there may be a bank holiday on Thursday, this means many people get or take a puente on Friday, enjoying a four day weekend.More and more Spaniards take the opportunity to travel on...

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  • Flats

    As I have mentioned before, flat renting even for holidays is very common here so some words of warning are in order:1) QUALITY: The quality of flats is often low although the prices are high. Don't expect an oven as a functioning oven in a rented flat is a rare treasure. Expect the windows to let in a lot of air so take this into account if coming...

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Cadiz Tourist Traps

  • Gimaldi Restaurant

    Highly recommended in the Footprint Guide to Andalucia we (3 of us) were using, I have rarely felt so ripped off. Admittedly we went in January after bad weather had prevented fishing for a couple of weeks, but to be charged £90 for a couple of bottles of wine, some salad, some red peppers and a bit of rice with a couple of frozen crayfish in it...

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  • The Sightseeing Bus

    Cadiz is not used to foreign tourists, this industry is just taking off due mainly to the port and Ryan air flying to Jerez. It has been solely a Spanish tourist destination for many years, therefore is different to other places in the south of Spain in that here there are no tourist traps... well apart from one:The Red and Green Tourist...

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  • To Morocco from Cadiz by ferry - no...

    There are several catamaran ferrys departing from Cadiz to Morocco every day, the trip is ideal as a day trip for shopping or sightseeing. Car or passenger; swift and cosy!If you go to Tarifa just to get to Morocco, you'll have to spend hours on the bus for no good reason - if you are not going to Tarifa for it's own sake. Also a nice town- but...

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Cadiz What to Pack

  • It's hot, but there is also the wind...

    Cadiz has a mixed climate which is partly Mediterranean and partly Atlantic, with temperatures not usually rising above +34Cº in summer. Winter temperatures are usually quite moderate too, with the average yearly temperature of around 18ºC. It has moderate rainfall and it NEVER snows!!!! I love this bit!! The average yearly temperature of the...

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  • Don't forget your camera

    With the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, blue skies and interesting, ancient street, Cadiz affords many wonderful photo opportunities. Be sure you're prepared with the appropriate photo equipment.

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  • Cadiz Hotels

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Cadiz Off The Beaten Path

  • Cadiz Province: Towns & villages

    The Home of the Jerez wine (known also as Sherry) a visit to the city, their bodegas and a horse show is a must do if you go to the area. Also if you have some time you can visit the zoo. The show 'Those Amazing Dancing Andalusian Horses' is a horses ballet and I really suggest you to do it, even if I am not too fond of horses I founded...

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  • Doñana National Park

    DOÑANA NATURAL PARK At the north of Cadiz province you can find the biggest Natural Park of all Spain and one of the most important in Europe. Birds, flamingos, deers, linx... can be seen here... if you are lucky enough! There is no free entrance, but you can visit it in Guided Tours. This 1 day trips leave from Sanlucar de Barrameda, just at the...

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  • Iglesia de Santa María

    Church and convent, built in the 17th century.Address: Calle de Santa María, very close to the Cathedral..

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Cadiz Sports & Outdoors

  • Things to do in the water

    As Cadiz has a lovely long beaches called Cortadura, Playa Victoria and Playa Santa Maria you can do all sorts of water sports. I have seen people surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing.Cortadura for kitesurfing or SurfingSanta Maria: Surfing or body boardingDue to the wind in Cadiz the waves are quite good to go surfing. Better still head down to...

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  • Playa de Santa María del Mar

    Good place to relax. he other pics show what it's seen from the beach: Castillo de San Sebastián and Cathedral.

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  • Nature Sports

    Cadiz has a spectacular nature and a good way to know it could be practicing sports.Surf, playa El PalmarWindsurf, playa TarifaBiking, scuba diving, 4x4, and walking for example: http://www.naturexplorer.com/en/index.php

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Cadiz Favorites

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  • Our driving route to and from Cadiz

    At that stage of our Spain trip, we had been in the country for eight nights when we awoke in Seville on our final day there and were due to head south toward Cadiz for our next stop. By the time we walked to our breakfast spot, packed up, checked out and then retrieved our rental car from the public parking garage, it was past 11 AM when we set...

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  • The Best Beach

    There are 2 main beaches in Cadiz, Plata de la Caleta, close to the old part of the city is a small beach used mostly by the locals, there's a cafe bar at either end of the beach but not much else. Playa de la Victoria is just a little outside the old city, is about 4km long has crystal clear water and plenty of cafe bars and resturants along the...

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  • Weather

    One of the best things about Cadiz has to be that there are blue sky days all year round, and even if it starts cloudy or misty by mid day it is often lovely and sunny.Even if you come here in winter you will be able to enjoy the sunshine and even a walk along the beach front. There are generally just two seasons here summer and winter. The...

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