Torre de Poniente

sights / Architecture

Torre de Poniente information

adult/child €4/3
Opening hours
10am-6pm, to 8pm mid-Jun–mid-Sep
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Next to the main cathedral entrance on Plaza de la Catedral you can climb up inside one of its bell towers, the Torre de Poniente, for marvellous views over the old city with its many 18th-century watchtowers (built so citizens could keep an eye on shipping movements without stepping outside their front doors).

Back then Cádiz had no less than 160 of these watchtowers: 127 still stand. There are no steps; instead you must tackle a continuously ascending ramp – easier and a lot more fun!.