Baluarte de la Candelaria


This 17th-century fort on the northern edge of the old town is now a cultural centre.

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1. Museo de Cádiz

0.27 MILES

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…

3. Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz

0.37 MILES

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

4. Oratorio de la Santa Cueva

0.38 MILES

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

6. Torre Tavira

0.43 MILES

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…

7. Plaza de Topete

0.51 MILES

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…

8. Mercado Central de Abastos

0.53 MILES

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