Cadiz, one of the oldest cities not only in Spain but also in Europe, is first of all a perfect choice for anyone seeking cultural pleasures. You would surprised to know the history written in the walls of Cadiz. It was from this ancient Atlantic port that Cristopher Colmbus set sail on his second voyage!
Despite all the marvels and treasures hidden in the mystique city centre of Caidz, there is not a great deal of tourists to be found there, which may be good if crowds put you off. One of the reasons behind Cadiz low tourist profile is its isolation. The centre is located on a peninsula which can be accessed from one direction only.
Meandering along the narrow streets and charming squares of Cadiz is an excitement in itself. The feeling of anticipation of what awaits you round yet another corner is quite unique. And since all the attractions are packed within a small peninsula, there is no chance for you to get lost or tired! You can also buy an open top bus tour, but it’s not the same as exploring Cadiz on foot.
The most famous landmark is the impressive Cathedral, quite a sight to behold. But Cathedral is just the beginning. Around each corner there are numerous historic buildings including museums, churches, castles or towers, some of which are 3000 years old. If your children get bored with ‘culture’, there is a beautiful park with statues of dinosaurs near Hotel Atlantico where you can take break. Cadiz is a very laid-back and tourist friendly city. When visiting Cadiz make sure to visit some of the traditional Spanish restaurants in the centre – the food is simply delicious.
The closest airport is located in Jerez de la Frontera, which is less than one hour drive from Cadiz. The second one is the Gibraltar airport. Once your on the Spanish side of the border, it’s about 1,5 hour drive to get to Cadiz.