Cadiz what to see: a trip in the most ancient Andalusian pearl!

Hi guys! As promised here it continues the story of my wonderful trip to Andalucia, which I had already spoken here! Today I’m talking about Cadiz what to see, where to go and what to do in this wonderful city, which I visited with my kids last June. Cadiz is a small Andalusian port city, the oldest city in Europe (so old that its architectural base inspired the city of Havana, Cuba), very elegant and refined with its many historical beauties, wonderful beaches, lots of locales with top mojito and amazing sunsets!!

Cadiz, Park Genoves
Cadiz what to see: a visti in the amazing Park Genoves

Cadiz what to see: I know you, we’ll get to it right away!

Begin your visit from the beautiful Baroque cathedral (cost 5 €). Neoclassical elements and sober decorations make this church truly unique in its genre, impressive and elegant with the characteristic gold dome that denotes a clear Arab influence. With the cathedral ticket you can also visit the museum and the Tower of Poniente where the view on the city is really breathtaking! A little advice, watch out for giant bells if you do not want to risk a jerk every 15 minutes 🙂

Cadice, Cattedrale
Cadiz what to see: the amazing Cadiz Cathedral with gold dome!
Cadice, Cattedrale
Cadiz Chatedral facede
Cadiz, Cathedral
Cathedral internal dome

 

Cadiz, Cathedral
Cadiz, Cathedral
Cadiz Cathedral
Cathedral gold dome

Just behind the cathedral you can find the remains of the old Roman theater, you can make a beautiful historic walk in the theater for free, paying attention to the numerous pic spotsl! Continue your visit to the historic center leading to the famous Yiacimiento Archeologico Gadir. This free archeological site tells the story of the ancient Phoenician city of Gadir and is really very interesting. The visit takes about 45 minutes and includes a small initial introductory video (well done!) And a walk to discover the ruins.

Cadiz, Giacimiento Archeologico Gadir
Cadiz what to see: take a walk around Giacimiento Archeologico Gadir

The city of Cadiz is strategically located and for this reason it was fortified and counts more than 100 sightseeing towers in four different styles. The most famous visitable tower is Torre Tavira (cost 5 €). I recommend a visit to the dark room, which is on the top floor of the tower, where you can enjoy a new, surprising perspective on the city.

Cadice, Torre Tavira
Cadiz what to see: the stunning view from Torre Tavira to Castillo de Santa Catalina
Cadice, Torre Tavira
Cadiz, Torre Tavira
Cadice, Torre Tavira
Sightseeing of Castillo de Santa Catalina from Torre Tavira
Cadice, Torre Tavira
Cadiz what to see: learn about the local habits 🙂

https://youtu.be/k1pVc1T7LoU If you, like me, are a bit obsessed with photography, you cannot miss the hospital de la bucheres maiolice, the central market and the beautiful Alameda Apodaca, a magnificent seafront promenade adorned with wonderful fountains lined with colorful majolica and flowers.

Cadice, Mercato
Cadiz what to see: the colourful Cadiz market
Cadice, Mercato
Cadiz market
Cadice, Alameda Apodaca
Cadiz what to see: the great Alameda Apodaca

 

Cadice, Alameda Apodaca
Cadiz, Alameda Apodaca

As I already mentioned to you in Cadiz you can find some breathtaking beaches! The most characteristic in the city center is the famous Playa de la caleta, with its top view on Castillo de Santa Catalina. Another beach not to be missed is Playa of Santa Maria, or if you prefer wilderness, I recommend the beautiful Cortadura (2-3 km from the center).

Cadice, Playa de la Caleta
Cadiz what to see: the lovely Playa de la Caleta
Cadice, Playa de la Caleta
Cadiz, Playa de la Caleta

I recommend, do not forget to lose yourself in the city! This is certainly my favorite part !! The adventure !!!

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Top details in Cadiz
Cadice, Barrio antico
Cadiz what to see: the old Barrio Antico
Cadice, Piazza del municipio
Me in Cadiz

For lunch or dinner you cannot miss the typical local restaurants! You will find them mainly in plaza de las flores and plaza topete. The fried fish is the pearl of Cadiz and in “Friggitoria Las Flores” is really the best in town! My pescado was super good! I recommend to taste the typical tortilla de camajones!

Menu, friggitoria Las Flores
Menu, Las Flores
Cadice, Friggitoria Las Flores
Me 🙂
Cadice, Friggitoria Las Flores
Cadiz, Las Flores
Cadice, Friggitoria Las Flores
Cadiz, Las Flores

I leave you with a little curiosity: during your visit pay attention to the cannons, there are many in different corners of the city and have been put there to allow the wagons to lean and turn better! Xoxo S   A special thanks go to the super Professor Alessandro Luchetti! The professò, with his many tips, made this visit really special! Smack

Cadice
Me and Professò having a great mojito in Cadiz!

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