Must-see attractions in Cádiz

  • Aerial view of cathedral and village

    Catedral de Cádiz


    Cádiz' beautiful yellow-domed cathedral is an impressively proportioned baroque-neoclassical construction, best appreciated from seafront Campo del Sur in…

  • Phoenician Hall in Museo de Cadiz.

    Museo de Cádiz


    Admittedly a little dusty, the Museo de Cádiz is the province's top museum. Stars of the ground-floor archaeology section are two Phoenician marble…

  • La Caleta Beach and Balneario de la Palma Building - Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.

    Playa de la Caleta


    Hugging the western side of the Barrio de la Viña, this small, popular golden city beach catches the eye with its mock-Moorish balneario (bathhouse). It's…

  • Beach bars and customers on Playa de la Victoria.

    Playa de la Victoria


    An enjoyable walk/jog along the promenade from the Barrio de Santa María, this fine, wide strip of Atlantic sand, with summer beach bars, starts 1km south…

  • Cadiz, the oldest existing city in western Europe, is home to many beautiful and historic monuments and attractions. One of Cadiz's most famous landmarks is the Iglesia de Santa Cruz, the old cathedral. There is a well preserved Roman amphitheatre.

    Teatro Romano


    On the seaward edge of the Barrio del Pópulo, Cádiz' Roman theatre dates from the late 1st century BCE and, originally, had space for 10,000 spectators. A…

  • Plaza de Espana Square with Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj) and Consuegra City Hall - Consuegra, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

    Torre del Reloj


    Following half a century off limits, the eastern tower of the cathedral is now open once more. Ascend via the twirling ramp for fabulous wraparound views…

  • Cadiz, Spain. Citizens shopping in Cadiz downtown Market, Mercado Central de Abastos. Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.

    Mercado Central de Abastos


    Spain's oldest covered market, Cádiz' lively Mercado Central de Abastos was unveiled in 1838. Now remodelled, it sells fresh fish, meat, vegetables and…

  • Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain - November 21, 2018: Fortress of Santa Catalina (Castillo de Santa Catalina).

    Castillo de Santa Catalina


    This star-shaped 16th-century fortress was built after the Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city in 1596; it's now an exhibition centre. Within stands a tiny…

  • Puerta de Tierra


    The imposing 18th-century 'Land Gate' guards the southeastern (and only land) entry to Cádiz' old town. You can wander the upper fortifications and…

  • Oratorio de la Santa Cueva


    Behind an unassuming door, the Santa Cueva conceals quite the surprise. Of its two superposed neoclassical 18th-century chapels (built on trade wealth…

  • Iglesia de Santa Cruz


    Cádiz' most ancient church and original cathedral was a Gothic-Mudéjar creation commissioned by Alfonso X El Sabio in 1263, on the site of a former mosque…

  • Plaza de Topete


    About 250m northwest of the cathedral, this triangular plaza is one of Cádiz’ most intimate. Bright with flowers, it's usually talked about as Plaza de…

  • Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz


    A fairly dry collection of portraits and maps focusing especially on the revolutionary Cádiz Parliament of 1812, which took place in the baroque Oratorio…

  • Torre Tavira


    Northwest of Plaza de Topete, the 18th-century Torre Tavira is the highest point in town, opening up dramatic panoramas of Cádiz. It has a camera obscura…

  • Museo Catedralicio


    A stone’s throw east of Cádiz' cathedral, its museum is housed in the 16th-century Casa de la Contaduría, displaying an excavated medieval street,…

  • Plaza de San Juan de Dios


    Glammed up for the 200th anniversary of the 1812 constitution, cafe-lined Plaza de San Juan de Dios is dominated by the grand, neoclassical ayuntamiento,…

  • Campo del Sur


    Flanked by pastel-painted houses, Cádiz' curving malecón is eerily reminiscent of Cuba's Havana, which it's believed to have inspired.

  • Museo del Títere


    Beneath stone arches on the lower levels of the imposing Puerta de Tierra, this colourful world-wandering collection highlights local puppetry…

  • Castillo de San Sebastián


    After centuries as a military installation, this polygonal 1706 fort, on a small islet joined by a slim stone walkway to Playa de la Caleta, is now open…

  • Museo Taller Litográfico


    Tucked into the bulky walls of the Puerta de Tierra, this museum contains a German-origin collection of lithographic machinery, limestone and prints from…

  • Ayuntamiento


    Cádiz' neoclassical town hall dominates Plaza San Juan de Dios. The building dates from around 1800, though a town hall has stood on this site since the…