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