Exploring Cádiz

The province of Cádiz is located in the region of Andalucía, in the south of Spain. This region has many sandy beaches and several towns filled with historical buildings where visitors will be able to indulge on seafood and local sherry from Jerez.


Walk along the routes.

The city of Cádiz can be explored on foot. Near the city’s port visitors will find a meeting point from which four lines point to four directions. Each line is of one colour and represents a route around the city. There is a medieval route, a route around the castles and bastions, a route around the ancient buildings which were used as trade chambers during the trade with the Americas and a route dedicated to the Constitution.

The Cathedral of Cadiz is one of the city’s landmarks. Part of this church was built using gold brought after the discovery of the Americas. The cathedral is located on a large square which is filled with cafés and restaurants. There are many other churches in the city, including the Iglesia de la Palma and Iglesia del Rosario.

The nearby Tavira Tower is known for its views towards the city. Along the routes visitors will be able to visit one of the city’s many museums, including the Museum of Cadiz Courts and the Cadiz Museum. The Plaza San Juan de Dios is located near the city center. This square has several streets lined with markets and shops.

Tour the white villages.

Near the city visitors will find the traditional white villages, the pueblos blancos. These villages are known for their white washed houses and many of them are located on the hill. Arcos de la Frontera is one of these villages, nestled in the hills. Vejer de la Frontera is a white town with winding streets known for its Moorish architecture.

Visit the Puerto de Santa María.

A short distance away from Cadiz visitors will find the town of el Puerto de Santa María. These two cities are connected by a ferry that crosses the Cadiz harbour. The town has several ancient churches and a castle. The port has several beaches and golf courses. In this town and in most of the towns in this province visitors will be able to taste the traditional pescadito frito fried fish and other types of seafood, including white prawns.

Visit the many nearby beaches.

The province of Cadiz is known for its beaches. There are many beach towns and resorts, and most of them have are not filled to the brim. These beaches are more natural, with white sands and clear waters. The Playa de Bolonia is one of the areas most famous beaches, from where, on a clear day, visitors will be able to enjoy views towards Africa. The town of Zahara de los Atunes has white sandy beaches with the occasional chiringuito, seaside terrace, offering cold drinks. Chiclana de la Frontera, a traditional town, and the nearby Sancti Petri offer many natural beaches.

In the town of Tarifa, one of the province’s most famous towns, visitors will be able to camp and practice many water sports, including kitesurf, surf and windsurf. The historical city center of Tarifa has cobbled streets lined with ancient buildings and several churches, and there are many bars, clubs and restaurants in this town.