Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Cádiz

Catedral de Cádiz

Cádiz' beautiful yellow-domed cathedral is an impressively proportioned baroque-neoclassical construction, best appreciated from seafront Campo del Sur in the evening sun. Though commissioned in 1716, the project wa…
Top Choice Museum in Cádiz

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 sarcophagi carved in human likeness, along with lots of headless Ro…
Beach in Cádiz

Playa de la Caleta

Hugging the western side of the Barrio de la Viña, this small, popular city beach catches the eye with its mock-Moorish, oriental-inspired Modernista balneario (bathhouse). It's flanked by two forts: the Castillo de…
Beach in Cádiz

Playa de la Victoria

Often overshadowed by the city's historical riches, Cádiz' beaches are Copacabana-like in their size, vibe and beauty. This fine, wide strip of Atlantic sand, with summer beach bars, starts 1km south of the Puerta d…
Gate in Cádiz

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 defence tower, where Spanish- and English-language panels detail vi…
Church in Cádiz

Oratorio de la Santa Cueva

Behind an unassuming door, the Santa Cueva conceals quite the surprise. Of its two superposed neoclassical 18th-century chapels, the bare, pillared subterranean Capilla de la Pasión is washed in white. Above is the …
Church in Cádiz

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. After suffering serious damage during the 1596 Dutch-Britis…
Archaeological Site in Cádiz

Teatro Romano

On the seaward edge of the Barrio del Pópulo is Cádiz' Roman theatre, dating from the late 1st century BC and, originally, with space for 10,000 spectators. The theatre is undergoing renovation works (due for comple…
Square in Cádiz

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 las Flores (Square of the Flowers). Right beside is the revampe…
Tower in Cádiz

Torre del Reloj

Following half a century off limits, the eastern tower of the cathedral has flung open its doors. Ascend via the twirling ramp for fabulous wraparound views over the old city, the cathedral's dome and Cádiz' many 18…