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Culture of Cadiz. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Cadiz is famous as one of the oldest port cities in Europe. This is the reason why there are many architectural landmarks in its territory. These sights are reminders of interesting facts in the history of the region. Start your acquaintance with Cadiz with a visit to Torre Tavira. This landmark is a wonderful place to admire the panorama of the city from a bird’s eye view and see it in its full splendor. Besides that, the building is an amazing architectural landmark. Castillo de Santa Catalina also offers breathtaking views of the surroundings. Moreover, this is the oldest fortress in Cadiz that was built in the XVI century. It was built in order to protect the land from pirate invasions that were frequent in the past.
Many countries and cultures have influenced on the history of this ancient town. Today unforgettable mix of different traditions, architectural and art directions make Cadiz inimitable in … Open
A no less gorgeous landmark, Castillo de San Sebastian, is located nearby. The marvelous castle was built by the Venetians in the XV century in attempts to protect people from the plague. Nowadays, Castillo de San Sebastian regularly hosts exhibitions that are absolutely free to enter. Fans of Bond movies may recognize this place as “Die Another Day” was filmed here. The grandiose Teatro Romano, which was built in the 1st century AD, never ceases to attract numerous tourists despite the fact that there are only ruins remaining. It is one of the landmarks where visitors can get a glimpse of ancient history. Needless to say, it is a magical feeling.
In Cadiz, there are also many churches that are very interesting to explore inside and outside. First of all, don’t forget to visit Catedral de Cadiz. For many, this cathedral has become one of the main symbols of the Spanish city. The décor of inner premises is nothing but fabulous, but this is not the only advantage of this religious landmark. Head to the top of the bell tower to admire the view of the Bay of Cadiz - the panorama is truly striking. When enjoying the spectacular view, it is easy to understand why many call Spain a country of exceptional beauty. Parroquia de San José is one more interesting church that travelers should visit. It has a gorgeous outer design and a no less fantastic décor of inner premises. Copyright
Cadiz is not distinguished by the variety of noisy entertainment centers and amusement parks. It is suitable for a calm family vacation. For tourists with children who visit the city in the … Open
Iglesia de Santa Cruz definitely deserves a visit despite the fact that the building doesn’t look very eye-catching. Inside, visitors will see a Catholic church in its full glory. A marvelous altar and one of the most beautiful statues of Jesus Christ are among the main treasures of Iglesia de Santa Cruz. Built in Baroque style, Parroquia De San Agustín also amazes visitors with its gorgeous décor. Magnificent statues of Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ look somewhat hypnotic, making everyone feel serenity and absence of all troubles. By the way, to feel that one doesn’t need to be a Catholic.
Cádiz Cadiz is also famous for its amazing waterfront. A stroll on Paseo Canalejas is a pure pleasure. That being said, tourists should not forget to bring a jacket if they plan to visit the waterfront in the evening. This rule applies even to summer months. Plaza de Las Flores is one more amazing destination in Cadiz. It is, doubtlessly, one of the most romantic destinations in Cadiz. The charming street decorated with gorgeous blooming flowers looks truly spectacular, so it is a must-visit place for all couples. Marvelous Murallas de San Carlos is one more notable landmark in the city that is famous for its panoramic views of the surroundings and coastline.
It is impossible to imagine an acquaintance with the local culture without trying the national cuisine of the region. And Cadiz has much to offer to its guests. Fish and shellfish, jamon, … Open
A stroll or a ride on Puente de la Constitucion de 1812 is another mesmerizing activity in Cadiz. The area is incredibly attractive, and its relatively young age makes an interesting combination with the surrounding historic buildings. The futuristic bridge looks a bit odd, but that doesn’t spoil the city’s look. Tourists who like to take strolls to picturesque places will also like Arco Del Populo. This is an ancient city gate that has an Islamic origin. Arco Del Populo is a reminder of the Arabian period in the history of Cadiz. Another arc, Arco de los Blanco, has European origin. This is one of the examples of how Christian traditions peacefully coexist with Islamic traditions in Cadiz.
Cádiz Of course, an acquaintance with Cadiz would be incomplete without a visit to Cueva Catacumbas Del Beaterio, a true gem of the city at the edge of the world. These are old catacombs that hide many interesting stories about the city. The landmark is a must for everyone who likes to explore new places from a different angle. Cadiz is not deprived of interesting monuments, and Monumento a la Constitucion de 1812 is definitely one of them. It is a truly impressive architectural landmark. Phare de Camarinal is an ideal choice for romantic people and all couples who visit Cadiz together with their loved one. Phare de Camarinal looks particularly spectacular at the sunset.
Cadiz is an attractive city for tourists not only because of its gorgeous landmarks and rich history but also thanks to numerous festivals that are regular here. Local people are friendly … Open
La Casa del Obispo is a must-visit landmark for everyone who likes archeology and anthropology. Here, visitors can find some very interesting and unusual items. Many notable buildings stood on the site of the landmark in the past including a Phoenician complex, Roman temple, Bishop’s castle, and even a mosque. As the site is open for tourists it would be a mistake not to visit it. Fans of history prefer to meet at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir. It is a true paradise for everyone who is interested in history and wants to learn more about Phoenician and Roman heritage of Cadiz. Art connoisseurs, in their turn, will find it pleasing to attend Casa de Iberoamerica that features precious artworks from Spain and Latin America.
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♥   Palace 'Palacio de las Cigüeñas' , 77.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Art museum 'Museo de Cádiz' Cádiz, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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