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Cadiz Bike Tour
"Join a fun and efficient way to discover the eldest city in Europe on this bike tour sightseeing the Old quarter and the Historical centre of Cadiz. Meet your guide for a 4 hours thrilling journey inside the 3000 years old city. You will start your guide one of the most beautiful beach in town. Head toward Campo Sur also called ""little Havana"" where colourful houses create a rather surprising scenary. On the way visit the Royal Prison as well as the 2000 years old Roman Theatre. As you reach the Cathedral you will admire the surprising mix of architectures styles that characterizes the 13th century building and its wonderful lightful square. Navigating through the narrow streets you will pass by the Flower sellers market and stop at the Market of Cadiz where you will learn about the seafood based local gastromy. That will be your opportunity to taste some of the local delicatessen!La Viña district awaits you and you will you will stop by the charming Caleta Bay
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Private Walking Tour of Cadiz Including Tavira Tower
"You will meet your guide at a centrally located point before visiting: The neighbourhood of El Populo Old Cathedral Roman Theatre The Admiral House New Cathedral Fish Market Green Cross Square
From EUR248.00
 
Bike Tour in Cadiz
"Enjoy this city with a relaxing and beautiful sightseeing guided trip on wheels. You will see all the major and most beautiful sights of the town of Cadiz including three main beaches in town and all main monuments such as; Plaza de España Falla Theatre Genoves Park Caleta Beach S.Catalina Castle S.Sebastian Castle
From EUR28.00

Plaza de España Tips (9)

Modern square

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 the sculptor Aniceto Marinas, and it was finished in 1929.

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solopes
Apr 11, 2015

Constitution of 1812

Cadiz was the meeting place of the Cortes in 1810. This massive monument celebrates the constitution which came out of that meeting. School groups come here to learn about this part of Spain's history, and it is a good place to end your tour of Cadiz with many benches to rest upon.

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kaloz
Nov 24, 2008

Plaza España/Constitution

What's so special about this place apart from the fact it seems to have two names? Well, situated in the middle of a small park you can see the monument dedicated to the signing of the first constitution of Spain which took place in Cadiz on the 19th March 1812. Although it was replaced only two years later it is still a significant event in the Spanish history as it meant the abolishment of the Spanish Inquisition, among other things. It was signed in Cadiz as it was one of the only places not to have been invaded by the French.

In front of the monument there is an eternal flame burning.

The colloquial name for the constitution is LA PEPA which the people of Cadiz gave to it as it was signed on San José day and Pepa is a nickname for the female version of that name (the word constitution is female in Spanish: La Constitución) .

blint
Jan 27, 2008

Plaza España/Constitution II

The statue is really too big to fit in a photo. Here you can see more of the surrounding area and the pretty watchtower houses in the background.

This is one of Cadiz's prettiest Squares though it has some more practical uses too: The Diputacion de Cadiz is located here where there are art exhibitions and often concerts for free.

blint
Jun 12, 2007
 
 
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Plaza de España

At this square, close to the port and the bus station, you can see the monument to the Cortes or what is the same the monument to the Constitution that has been the base to the actual one.

This constitution of 1812 was made after the Independence War.

La plaza esta al lado de la estación de autobuses y aquí esta el monumento a las Cortes de Cádiz, cuando la constitución en la que esta basada la actual se hizo realidad después de la guerra de la independencia en 1812.

Once at the Plaza de España, we are getting very close to our parking, but still we can see the port at our left (when looking to the Cadiz monument) and the palace of the Diputacion.

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Carmela71
Jan 13, 2004

Plaza de España

This nice square was created at the beginning of the 20th century after refurbishing the old city walls, in an area "stealed" to the bay, where some soil was filled to expand the city.

In the middle stands the monument to Spain¡s first Constitution (1812), originated in Cadiz.

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SirRichard
Jan 07, 2004

Plaza de Espa?a

At the center of the Plaza is a monument commemorating the Spanish Constitution of 1812. The constitution was written at Cadiz while the Spanish Cortes (government) was refugeed here during the Spanish war of Independence.

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Beach_dog
Jan 06, 2004

Plaza de Espa?a - carved relief

This photo shows a detail from the agreement of the new Spanish constitution (1812), which took place in Cadiz.

The modern constition has been much celebrated lately, in December 2003 it had its 25 anniversary, it is based upon the constitution of 1812, and was written by some of King Juan Carlos´s ministers in 1978.

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Jan 06, 2004
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"I was born in Cadiz"
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"University years in Cadiz"
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Plaza Espana

Well, it's not quite as impressive as the Plaza Espana in Sevilla, but Cadiz's version is still a nice place. The square has a number of benches and some manicured green spaces and is surrounded by some impressive buildings. The statue itself suits its setting by being constructed out of white stone.

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Dec 11, 2002

Things to Do Near Cadiz

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Torre Tavira

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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The Alcazar of Jerez

The castle, generally called Alcazar in spanish, was built in the 12th century and it seems to be one of the few examples of Almohad architecture on the Peninsula. Jerez was, at the time of its...
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Real Escuela Andaluza de Arte Ecuestre

Arriving at the magnificent palace and gardens is, in itself, a superb experience, but viewing the outside training areas is even better. Here you get a chance to take photos of the magnificent...
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