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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…
Top Choice Tapas in Cádiz

Casa Manteca

The hub of the Barrio de la Viña's Carnaval fun, with every inch of its walls covered in flamenco, bullfighting and Carnaval paraphernalia, always-busy Casa Manteca is full of old tapas faves. Ask the chatty waiters…
Top Choice Flamenco in Cádiz

Peña Flamenca La Perla

Paint-peeled, sea-splashed La Perla, set romantically next to the crashing Atlantic surf off Calle Concepción Arenal in the Barrio de Santa María, hosts flamenco at 10pm most Fridays, more often in spring and summer…
Carnival in Cádiz

Carnaval

No other Spanish city celebrates Carnaval with as much spirit, dedication and humour as Cádiz. Here it becomes a 10-day singing, dancing and drinking fancy-dress street party spanning two February weekends. The fun,…
Cafe in Cádiz

Café Royalty

Originally opened in 1912 on the centenary of the 1812 constitution, the Royalty was once a discussion corner for the intellectuals of the day, including beloved gaditano composer Manuel de Falla. The cafe closed in…
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…
Tapas in Cádiz

La Marmita Centro

Courtesy of Cádiz' popular La Marmita Group, this sleekly minimalist old-city spot thrills diners with its wonderfully imaginative, exquisitely presented Andalucian-international tapas. Border-crossing dishes put th…
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…
Tapas in Cádiz

El Faro de Cádiz

Ask any gaditano for their favourite Cádiz tapas bar and there’s a high chance they’ll choose El Faro. Seafood, particularly the tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters), is why people come here, though the rabo d…