What to see in Cádiz

Cadiz

La Cadiz city It is located in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in the province of Cádiz. It is an island that joins the mainland by a strait called the Caño de Sancti Petri. This Andalusian city is one of the most visited and can offer interesting spaces to those we approach. Cádiz is a place known for being ideal for water sports and for its beaches, but without a doubt it is much more.

Let's see what are the corners that you can see in the city of Cádiz. If you are going to visit it, you cannot miss its essentials. Also, do not forget that if you go on specific dates you will see the city very lively, as in the carnivals, since they are famous there, or at Easter.

Cádiz seafront

The Cádiz promenade is one of the most enjoyed places in this city. With a view of the sea and the beaches, we will be surprised by that stone eroded by sea salt and the good atmosphere there is. It is the perfect area not to get lost and to reach several places of interest. In addition, it is a place where you can take perfect snapshots, in a walk with the cathedral in the background and seagulls.

The Cathedral of Cádiz

Cathedral of Cadiz

This city had two cathedrals, since the first one burned down in the 116th century. Later the construction of his second cathedral began, the one we have today next to the seafront. It is a very peculiar cathedral, since it took XNUMX years to build it. This long period made used two different types of stone, something that is clearly seen on the facade. It has a neoclassical style and baroque elements. You can enter and inside we will see various chapels with paintings and relics. In addition, it is recommended to have a drink in the bars in the Plaza de la Catedral to enjoy the views.

Tavira Tower

Tavira Tower

This ancient city had watchtowers due to its strategic position. That is why today we can still see the Torre Tavira, which is the highest point of the city with 45 meters. It is located in the House-Palace of the Marquises of Recaño. It has a baroque style and was built in the XNUMXth century. At present you can go up to it to enjoy the Camera Obscura, an idea with which they show us all the corners of the city. It is a way to start our visit knowing the points of interest.

San Juan de Dios Square

This is one of the most important squares in the city and where there is the Cádiz City Council. This square is one of the most beautiful, as it has palm trees and fountains. In addition, in it we can see the church of San Juan de Dios, the city hall building in neoclassical and Elizabethan style and the Casa de los Pazos Miranda.

Market and Plaza de las Flores

Plaza de las Flores

The market looks nice, although it is a normal market inside, but it is ideal if we want to see some of the typical products and atmosphere of the city. In addition, this square is actually called Plaza de Topete, although it calls it the one with flowers because there are lots of stalls with fresh flowers, which gives it a colorful and very beautiful appearance, making it one of the favorite places of tourists.

Beach of the Cove

Beach of the Cove

We cannot fail to mention the beautiful beach of La Caleta. With only 450 meters, it is located in the old town area, that is why it is one of the best known, since we will see it on the way to the cathedral. It is located between the two castles of the city.

Castillo de San Sebastian

Castillo de San Sebastian

This castle runs along the breakwater of La Caleta and it is said that in this place was the ancient Phoenician temple of KronosWe must not forget that we are facing one of the oldest cities in Europe. Today it is a venue for exhibitions and events.

Castle of Santa Catalina

On the other side of the Caleta beach is this castle. This castle reminds the old fortifications of Puerto Rico or Cuba that the Spanish built to protect the Mediterranean. Both the walls and the church that exist take us back in time and take us to other places.

Genovés Park

Genovés Park

This park built in the XNUMXth century It is one of the most beautiful that we can visit. It is located next to the old town and the sea, near the old walls. It has a beautiful botanical display and in the back there is a walk from which you can see the town of Rota. It is the ideal place to go with children.

Pópulo neighborhood

Populo neighborhood

This is the oldest neighborhood in Cádiz, Although it was forgotten for a long time, it has already been renovated and is gaining importance in the city. It is a neighborhood with narrow streets, cobbled and with beautiful arches.

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