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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
From EUR30.00
 
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

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The towers were the first thing travellers saw when arriving sea, and Cádiz became famous all over the world thanks to its watchtowers.
The watchtowers of Cádiz (they were a total of 160, 126 nowadays) show a clear influence of North Africa. Generally watchtowers were used between the 18th and 20th centuries.
In the 18th every merchant decorated his house with a watchtower, thus evidencing their prosperity.
The beauty of Plaza de España is enhanced by a few watchtowers in background.

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Sep 04, 2015

The 9 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 watchtowers (right on the pic, with red designs).

Both are very close to one another and give you a good opportunity to admire these towers, typical from Cadiz, used by the locals to watch for the coming vessels in the 18-19th centuries.
Most of other towers are located in narrow streets, so is difficult to see them from below...

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Jan 07, 2004
 
 
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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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