Top Choice Museum in Cádiz

Museo de Cádiz

Yes, it's a bit dusty, but 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…
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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…
Museum in Cádiz

Casa del Obispo

Outside the cathedral’s eastern exterior wall, this expansive museum of glass walkways over 1500 sq metres of excavated ruins takes you through Cádiz’ eventful history, from the 8th century BC to the 18th century. I…
Fort in Cádiz

Castillo de San Sebastián

After centuries as a military installation, this polygonal fort built in 1706 on a small islet joined by a stone walkway to Playa de la Caleta has finally opened its doors as historic-sight-cum-exhibition-centre. It…
Museum in Cádiz

Museo Catedralicio

A stone’s throw east of Cádiz cathedral, the Museo Catedralicio has an excavated medieval street and material on the Anglo-Dutch sacking of 1596, alongside cathedral treasures and assorted art. Entry to the museum i…
Gate in Cádiz

Puerta de Tierra

The imposing 18th-century Puerta de Tierra 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 deta…
Museum in Cádiz

Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz

The remodelled Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz is full of memorabilia of the revolutionary 1812 Cádiz parliament. One exhibit jumps out at you: the huge, marvellously detailed model of 18th-century Cádiz, made in mahog…
Museum in Cádiz

Centro de Interpretación del Teatro Romano

On the seaward edge of the Barrio del Pópulo is Cádiz' Roman theatre. Though the theatre itself is closed for renovation works, you can see parts of it at this adjacent, recently reopened interpretation centre.
Tower in Cádiz

Torre Tavira

Northwest of Plaza de Topete, the Torre Tavira opens up dramatic panoramas of Cádiz and has a camera obscura that projects live, moving images of the city on to a screen (sessions every 30 minutes).
Castle in Cádiz

Castillo de Santa Catalina

The Castillo de Santa Catalina was built after the Anglo-Dutch sacking of the city in 1596; it's now a cultural and art exhibition centre.