Hotels in Cadiz
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Spanish Galleon Lodge
Cadiz 87 yd from city centre
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. This...
Cadiz 112 yd from city centre
This vibrant hostel is located 400 metres from Cadiz Cathedral in the historic centre. It offers a free breakfast and Wi-Fi...
Cadiz 147 yd from city centre
This simple guest house is set 200 metres from Cadiz Port. It offers comfortable rooms with a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi,...
Apartamentos El Descubridor
Cadiz 158 yd from city centre
Set 1.6 km from La Caleta Beach in Cádiz, Apartamentos El DESCUBRIDOR offers accommodation with air conditioning and free...
Hostal Centro Sol
Cadiz 213 yd from city centre
Hostal Centro Sol is set in a renovated neoclassical building in CÃ¡diz' old town, 150 metres from CÃ¡diz Cathedral....
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Located in the south west of Spain, Cadiz is a port city, and the capital of the Province that shares its name. Rich in history and culture, Cadiz is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the whole of Western Europe, and archaeologists have unearthed evidence of community life as far back as 3100 years ago.
A mixture of its rich maritime history and transformation into a beautiful modern Spanish city has turned Cadiz into one of the most popular travel destinations for many tourists across Europe and the world. It is also a member of the Most Ancient European Town Network.
Playing a large part in the popularity of the city is the fact that Cadiz can be visited on a budget, with lots of cheap and affordable accommodation options available.
Neighbourhoods of Cadiz
Cadiz consists of a number of districts:
- El Populo: This is the oldest part of Cadiz, an area that is clustered around the amazing Santa Cruz cathedral. In El Populo you will find an array of small independent boutiques in quaint shopping streets and small, friendly tapas bars.
- La Vina: This is the former fishing quarter of the city, now known for vibrant nightlife and all of the food options you could hope for. Visitors should head to La Vina is they want to party the night away.
- Centro: The heart of Cadiz. Filled with busy shopping areas and bars, Centro is the place to visit when you want to soak up the everyday culture of the city. You will find colourful flower stalls and food carts selling things like delicious churros.
- San Carlos: a residential neighbourhood of smart 18th century townhouses, its main attraction is the seafront promenade from where you can watch the huge cruise liners come and go in Cádiz’s port.
What to see and do in Cadiz
The majority of Cadiz’s tourist attractions are based on the city’s rich and storied history. Visitors to Cadiz absolutely must find the time to visit sights such as the Baroque style Cadiz Cathedral with a tower offering panoramic views, the sight containing ruins of the city’s Ancient Roman theatre and the House of the Four Towers in San Carlos. A day of swimming and sunbathing on the La Caleta beach offers stunning views of the castle in the distance.
What to eat in Cadiz
Cadiz has an exciting traditional cuisine to sample, with some of the best dishes including shrimp omelette which is comprised of local baby shrimp in a wheat flour and chickpea flour tortilla, fried nettles which are a type of sea anemone deep fried in spiced batter, and tuna stew which is made with a rich and delicious tomato broth. You’ll find some of the best tapas bars in the not-so-smart back streets of Santa Maria.
Typical events and festivals in Cadiz
Cadiz holds a number of different celebrations throughout the year, with some of the best including the world famous Cadiz Festival in February, the No Sin Musica festival every August, and theJerez Horse Fair every May that dates back to the 13th century.
How to move around in Cadiz
Public transport in Cadiz comes in three main formats, regular bus services, train connections, and taxi travel for a more personal experience. Train lines connect visitors to nearby destinations such as Jerez, San Fernando and Sevilla.
The climate in Cadiz
Standing just 4 metres above sea level, Cadiz is classed as having a warm and temperate climate. The city experiences very little rain in the summer months with an average temperature of more than 20 degrees, with the winters being relatively mild at around 12 degrees. Holidaymakers wishing to experience more sun than rain are recommended to visit Cadiz in the summer months from June to September.
More interesting facts about and sights in Cadiz
Did you know that Christopher Columbus started two of his voyages of discovery to the New World from Cadiz and as a major port for Spain’s huge fleet, for 200 years Cadiz was regularly attacked by a succession of English pirates.