Cadiz doesn’t make it to many itineraries of Andalusia unless you’re on a shore day on a cruise ship visiting Cadiz, or an extended visit to this gorgeous Spanish region. It’s often edged out by the more popular coastal cities like Malaga and Almeria. But this ancient port city, edging into the Atlantic Ocean has a long and interesting history and a very local vibe. Cadiz was founded by the Phoenicians, added to and transformed into Gades by the Romans, and has been a trading post for more than centuries. Cadiz is built on an island peninsular connected to mainland Spain by a bridge and has a unique charm. Come and explore the best things to do in Cadiz.
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Cadiz is an increasingly popular stop for cruise lines, so the first thing you’ll want to do when planning your visit to Cadiz is to take a look at what’s in port and see if you’re likely to be visiting at the same time as a cruise ship, as the city can become somewhat more crowded. That said there are plenty of places to lose yourself in Cadiz, whether you’re trying to escape the heat or crowds. Our guide to Cadiz’s best things to do includes the museums to visit, the fabulous gardens of Cadiz, and the Roman ruins that you absolutely must see.
Where to Stay in Cadiz
There are a host of places to stay in Cadiz – here’s our pick of the luxury places to stay in Cadiz, mid-range places to stay in Cadiz, and budget accommodation in Cadiz.
The Soho Boutique Columela hotel is set in the heart of Cadiz and comes with a seasonal swimming pool, free WiFi, and a terrace. All the rooms here are air-conditioned and are brand spanking new while being located in a traditional old house in the city. These excellently equipped rooms have extremely comfortable beds and you’re in a perfect location to explore Cadiz. Check rates at this luxury hotel in Cadiz here.
Converted from a 17th century convent in the heart of Cadiz, the Hotel Boutique Convento Cádiz is built around a glorious inner courtyard. This mid-range Cadiz hotel is truly lovely – there’s Baroque marble and ornate stonework along with the original designs and archways, yet rooms are modern with full amenities. This fabulous Cadiz hotel is in a great location and is a unique place to stay in Cadiz. Check room rates and dates at this spectacular Cadiz hotel here.
The hotel Plaza de la Luz Cádiz is a great affordable hotel in a super location in the city. This budget accommodation offers rooms and apartments – so if you’re wanting to self-cater in Cadiz this is a great option as the apartments come with kitchenettes. You’ll find this budget hotel in Cádiz’s La Viña district, which is close to the Cadiz attractions and has lively nightlife options. Check rates for self-catering and this budget hotel in Cadiz here.
The Best Things to do in Cadiz
Whether you’re spending one day in Cadiz or longer, then this is an easy city to visit. It has a charm all of its own after the day visitors have left and it’s somewhat more laid back that the most well-known cities of Andalusia.
Take a Walk around Cadiz
This really is the best way to explore Cadiz. Walking. The city is very walkable and easy to explore on foot. And you don’t have to reinvent the wheel here, the tourist office has created four themed routes by which to explore the city. Each route takes about an hour and there’s pavement signage and information boards along the route too. You’ll find the tourist office at Av. Cuatro de Diciembre de 1977, 11005 Cádiz, Spain.
If you’d prefer a more structured approach, then the Cadiz Free Walking Tour is an excellent introduction to the city. For this free tour of Cadiz, you don’t pay a fee, you simply tip the guide the appropriate amount of money. It is free, but you’ll need to reserve your places here.
Use the Hop on Hop Off Bus to explore Cadiz
Making it easy to get between all the attractions of Cadiz, and providing an audio commentary in 16 languages, is the Cadiz hop-on hop-off bus route. Tickets last for 24 hours and there are 9 stops, from the Roman amphitheater to the beach at La Caleta, and the view from the top of the double-decker bus is just fabulous too! You can pre-book your ticket for the hop on hop off bus in Cadiz here.
See the Historic Monument de la Constitucion, Cadiz
The first constitution of Spain was enacted here in 1812, and it was on the 100th anniversary of that date that the monument to the constitution was built here in Cadiz’s Plaza de Espana. The Court of Cadiz met in the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri here in Cadiz and created the first constitution of Spain.
- Address of the Monument of the Constitution, Cadiz: Plaza de España , 1006 Cádiz, Spain
Explore the Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz
The Puerta de Tierra (gate of the earth) was the traditional entry gate from the land to the port city of Cadiz. This was the only entrance from the landside, and this fate was the southern boundary of the city.
The Puerta de Tierra was built in the 16th century by architect Torcuato Cayon to enhance the defenses of the city and it was added to during the 1700s. The tower above the gate was added in 1850 and was a semaphore tower, which relayed messages to Madrid from Cadiz in just two hours.
There’s a welcome center hosted here, with history and insights into the Andalusia region and the city of Cadiz. It also hosts different exhibitions and there’s an art gallery here too. It’s worth a visit to get yourself oriented with the region. The building from the outside is stunning too.
Until as recently as the 20th century there was a moat on the outside of the wall and just the gate as an entrance to the city. To take into account modern-day traffic requirements the moat was filled in and two arches were added for motor vehicles.
- Address of the Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz: Plaza de la Constitución
- Opening Hours of the Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz: Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 – 15:00; 17:30 – 20:00
- Entry Fees for the Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz: Free
Visit the Cathedral of Cadiz
Cadiz’s Cathedral was built between 1722 and 1838 and was built in a combination of different styles – from Baroque Classic to rococo to neo-classical – a testament to the length of time that it took to be finished. The original design was by Vicente de Acero. The main features that you’ll see from most points in the city are the two 40-meter-high bell towers and the golden dome. It’ll cost you 5 euros to enter (children are free), but this also includes your entry to the bell tower and the small museum of the Cathedral. Tombs of note inside the Cadiz Cathedral are the Franco-era writer Jose Maria Peman and the Spanish composer, pianist, and Cadiz native, Manuel de Falla – the Grand Theatre here in Cadiz bears his name. The views from the Tower are some of the best views of Cadiz.
This small group guided tour combines a visit to the Cadiz Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Tavira Tower along with an English-speaking guide – perfect to learn lots about the amazing history here. Reserve your tickets now!
Cadiz’s Santa Maria Church, nearby the Cathedral, was actually the original cathedral of Cadiz, becoming known by the locals as the “Old Cathedral” (Catedral Vieja) when this, the New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva) was built. Today you’ll still find some people referring to this cathedral as the new cathedral.
The palm tree-decorated Plaza de la Catedral is in the El Populo district of Cadiz, with the cathedral measuring 85 meters (278 feet) long by 60 meters (197 feet) wide. The gilded dome of Cadiz cathedral is 52 meters (171 feet) high and its interior of it has classical patterns
- Address of Cadiz Cathedral, Cadiz: Pl. de la Catedral, s/n, 11005 Cádiz, Spain
- Opening Hours of Cadiz Cathedral, Cadiz: July & August 10 am-9 pm, April to June & September until 8 pm, October to March until 7 pm
- Entry Fees for Cadiz Cathedral, Cadiz: 5€ (entrance fee includes access to the Cathedral Museum and the Tower).
Explore the Roman Amphitheater Ruins, Spain’s Oldest Theater
Dating from the 1st century BC, the Roman theatre of Cadiz is a stunner. It was built by Lucius Cornelius Balbus, an adviser to Julius Caesar, and held over 10,000 people. It wasn’t rediscovered until 1980. It’s the oldest Roman amphitheater in Spain and the second largest (there was one in Cordoba that was bigger). There’s an excellent free museum here that includes an introductory video, displays, and glass walkways that allow you to walk down to the stage, and under the seats.
- Address of the Roman Ampitheater, Cadiz: C. Mesón, 11, 13, 11005 Cádiz, Spain
- Opening Hours of the Roman Amphitheater, Cadiz: Monday to Saturday 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM
- Entry Fees for the Roman Amphitheater, Cadiz: Free
This small group guided tour combines a visit to the Cadiz Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Tavira Tower along with an English-speaking guide – perfect to learn lots about the amazing history here. Reserve your tickets now!
It’s because of this amphitheater and some of these other fabulous things to do in Cadiz that I have the city down as one of Europe’s hidden gems – want to see what the others are?
Walk along the causeway to Castillo San Sebastian in Cadiz
The San Sebastian Castle, Castillo San Sebastian is one of two fortifications built in the 18th century to protect the port of Cadiz. The only way to access it is by walking along the Paseo Fernando Quiñones, the stone causeway from the city. It’s a fabulous, if blustery, walk most days and on particularly windy days you’ll want to watch for the waves slopping over the walls.
Legend states that the ancient Phoenician temple of Cronos (he was the father of Zeus and the Greek God of the Titans) was built here and the name of San Sebastian was first used by the Venetians in the 15th century when sailors of a Venetian ship carrying the plague landed on the then island (the causeway was built later) to summon the protection of the saint. Those that survived built a hermitage.
What you can see today dates from 1706 when the fortress was used for quarantines and as a prison, however, the lighthouse and previous constructions have Muslim origins. The Castillo San Sebastian has been a UNESCO World Heritage monument since 1993 and while it’s not possible to currently enter (due to renovations), it’s a lovely walk with fabulous views of the city on your return. The Castillo San Sebastian starred in the James Bond Movie, Die Another Day and so of course we had to visit – just like we did with Phong Nha in Thailand and the now-named James Bond Island.
Check Out the Flower Market of Cadiz – Plaza de las Flores
You won’t need to stop long, but it’s worth routing your visit through the Plaza de Las Flores, named for the profusion of market stalls selling flowers here. It’s also known as Plaza Topete.
Head to the Beach in Cadiz – Playa La Caleta
Playa la Caleta, Caleta beach is located between the two fortresses of Cadiz – Castillo San Sebastian and Castillo Santa Catalina. Playa la Caleta is centrally located and comes replete with snack bars that usually have happy hour and sunset drinks offers too.
Visit Cadiz’s Castillo Santa Catalina
Framing the other end of La Caleta beach is the fortress of Santa Catalina, built by the King Philip II of Spain after Cadiz was raided by the English and Dutch in 1596, it was designed to protect the city. Castillo Santa Catalina is star-shaped and has defensive bastions, a design of the engineer Cristobal de Rojas. You’ll find some lovely views of Castillo San Sebastian from the furthest point from the land and it’s an enjoyable place to wander around. There are a variety of pavilions inside the fortress hosting art exhibitions. There’s also a chapel here dedicated to Santa Catalina.
- Address of Castillo Santa Catalina, Cadiz: Paseo Playa de La Caleta – Antonio Burgos
- Opening Hours of Castillo Santa Catalina, Cadiz: Every day from 11 am until 7:30 pm (8:30 pm in summer months)
- Entry Fees for Castillo Santa Catalina, Cadiz: Free
Climb the Torre Tavira in Cadiz
The Tavira Tower is the highest point in the city of Cadiz, this was one of the 120 or so watchtowers located around Cadiz. The tower is 45 meters (148 feet) high and was constructed in 1778. It was built by fleet owner Don Antonio Tavira to monitor ships arriving and leaving for the Americas. There’s a museum here on the history of Cadiz and the trade that built the city. You’ll also find information on the Spanish Constitution that was established here in Cadiz in 1812.
This small group guided tour combines a visit to the Cadiz Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater, and the Tavira Tower along with an English speaking guide – perfect to learn lots about the amazing history here. Reserve your tickets now!
The Camera Obscura here at the top of the Tavira Tower gives you 360 panoramic views of the attractions of the city, guided tours run every half hour. There are 170 steps in 10 flights of stairs to the top. Prebook tickets here and skip the line.
- Address of the Torre Tavira: 10 Calle Marqués del Real Tesoro, Cádiz
- Opening Hours of the Torre Tavira, Cadiz: October–April: 10 am–6 pm, May-September: 10 am–8 pm.
- Entry Fees for the Torre Tavira, Cadiz: 7 Euros – or prebook here to save 2 euros
Check out Cadiz’s Gran Teatro Falla
The stunning grand theatre of Cadiz is named for Manuel de Falla, the Spanish composer, and a native of Cadiz. Cadiz’s Grand Theatre is built in the Neo-Mudéjar style of red brick construction. While it’s stunning from the outside, if you’re lucky enough to go inside then there are glorious ceiling paintings and ornamented rails throughout. You’ll also see the Moorish influences with the alternating red and white archway stones called voussoirs that house the entranceways to the theatre. The theatre is open throughout the year and ticket prices depend on the performances.
The Teatro Falla hosts an annual competition during the Cadiz Carnival (held during February/March). At this time musical ensembles dress outrageously and sing satirical ditties
- Address of Teatro Falla, Cadiz: Pl. Fragela, s/n, 11003 Cádiz, Spain
- Opening Hours of Teatro Falla, Cadiz: Tuesday to Friday 11 am-2 pm & 6-9 pm
- Entry Fees for Teatro Falla, Cadiz: Dependent upon the performance
Wander and Explore Parque Genoves in Cadiz
This glorious green space is the largest in the city of Cadiz and you’ll find it just a short walk from the Castillo San Sebastian. This is the botanical garden of Cadiz and it’s positively brimming with examples of trees from all over the world. There’s a plan by the entrance with details of specific varieties to look out for. If the renovations have been completed then you’ll also be able to see an artificial waterfall and of course, the edge of the park is the sea!
You’ll want to look out for the 100-year-old dragon tree, the first two trees that were planted in the garden, the Monkey Puzzle trees (look up, they’re 50 meters high!!) and the best example of the Iron Heart Tree from New Zealand that’s currently in Europe is here too.
The park here was originally created at the end of the 18th century and this current iteration was designed by Gerónimo Genovés i Puig, a famous Valencian architect from the 19th century. There are wide sandy pathways through the park and a small snack and coffee shop.
- Address of Parque Genoves, Cadiz: Parque Genovés, Av. Dr. Gómez Ulla, s/n, Cádiz.
- Opening Hours of Parque Genoves, Cadiz: 1 May to 30 September 8 AM to 11 PM, 1 October to 30 April 8 AM to 9 PM
- Entry Fees for Parque Genoves, Cadiz: Free
Make Time to Visit and Eat at Mercado Central de Abastos
Cadiz’s Central Market is a marvel. It was built in 1838 in the Plaza de la Libertad and was the first covered market in Andalusia. Today it’s a combination market that sells fish, vegetables, fruits, and meat. But the tapas and cooked food section are amazing for the visitor. There’s a great variety of food stalls here, the must-visit and must-try are the chicharrones from Curro, stall 48, they’re amazing. The market is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am until 3 pm.
- Address of Mercado Central de Abastos: Plaza de la Libertad
- Opening Hours of Mercado Central de Abastos: Food stalls are open Mondays 9 am until 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9 am until 3:30 pm, and again from 7 pm until midnight. Saturdays from 9 am until 4 pm and from 8 pm until 1 am.
- Entry Fees for Mercado Central de Abastos: Free
Take a Trip to El Puerto de Santa Maria from Cadiz
The port of Santa Maria is just a 15-minute drive away, or a short (45-minute) ferry ride. This port town is of traditional Andalusian design, but worth a visit for the simple reason that this is where Christopher Columbus set sail on his second voyage for the New World. (Columbus spent much of his childhood in the city of Genoa, which I wrote about here). Here in Santa Maria, you’ll also find several sherry bodegas here, as it’s firmly in the sherry triangle and, like Jerez de la Frontera, it’s a great place to taste this exquisite Andalusian drink. Columbus also visited Cordoba, when he was asking the Spanish Monarchs for money for the famous voyage (he went to the Alcazar in Cordoba, which is one of the top things to do there.)
If you’re visiting Cadiz on a day trip from Jerez de La Frontera, then you can take the ferry as part of your route. Check the timetables of the ferry here and connecting trains from Santa Maria to Jerez here.
Museums to Visit in Cadiz
Cadiz doesn’t have a huge number of museums, but there are some interesting ones to take a peek at. Here’s the best of the museums in Cadiz to check out.
Explore the Museum of Cadiz
If you visit just one museum in Cadiz, then it should be this one, the main museum of the province of Cadiz. The Museum of Cadiz is spread over three floors. On the ground floor, you’ll find the historic remnants of the city, from human-shaped marble sarcophagi from Phoenician times to Roman remnants. There’s art here too, from Rubens, Zurbaran, Ribera, van der Weyden, and Murillo and a local puppetry tradition that peaked in the early 20th century when local composer Falla wrote the score and Picasso painted scenery. It’s here that you’ll find the famous puppets of Tia Norica, a historic puppet company whose performances are light-hearted comedic sketches for children.
- Address of the Museum of Cadiz: Calle Zorilla
- Opening Hours of the Museum of Cadiz: Closed Mondays. Tuesday – Saturday 9 am until 9 pm. Sundays until 3 pm
- Entry Fees for the Museum of Cadiz: Free for EU Citizens, otherwise 1.50 euros
Archaeology and Fine Arts Museum
This combination museum is located over two floors – with the fine arts including artwork from Zubaran and Rubens. There’s also a large collection of findings from the city on the first floor.
- Address of Archaeology and Fine Arts Museum, Cadiz: Plaza de Mina
- Opening Hours of Archaeology and Fine Arts Museum, Cadiz: Closed Mondays and public holidays. Tuesday to Sunday 9 am until 9 pm. Closes at 3 pm on Sundays.
- Entry Fees for Archaeology and Fine Arts Museum, Cadiz: Free for EU Citizens, otherwise 1.50 euros.
Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz
Opened in 1912 to celebrate the centenary of the first Spanish Constitution. It was in the nearby Oratorio de San Felipe that the Cadiz court met to work on the historic comment. You’ll get to learn about what happened to create this first constitution of Spain and all about the 1812 Parliament here.
- Address of the Museum of Las Cortes de Cádiz: Calle Santa Ines 9.
- Opening Hours of the Museum of Las Cortes de Cádiz: Closed Mondays and public holidays. Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 8 pm. Saturdays and Sundays to 2 pm.
- Entry Fees for the Museum of Las Cortes de Cádiz: Free
Museum of the Cathedral of Cadiz
The Museo Catedralicio is located right next to the Cadiz Cathedral (and it’s included with your ticket), and there’s an incredible collection of religious art housed there. You’ll be able to see the Custodia del Millón Monstrance, a four-meter tall silver monstrance adorned with a million gemstones. It dates from the 17th century. There’s also a collection of paintings by Murillo and Cano.
- Address of the Museo Catedralicio, Cadiz: plaza Fray Felix, Cadiz
- Opening Hours of the Museo Catedralicio, Cadiz: Mondays 9 until 3 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 10 am until 4 pm. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
- Entry Fees for the Museo Catedralicio, Cadiz: 5 Euros (included in the ticket to enter the Cathedral)
Map of Things to do in Cadiz
You can also see the Cadiz map of things to do here.
What to Eat in Cadiz
Here in Cadiz, there are some Andalusian staples that you shouldn’t miss out on when visiting. Start first with a traditional Andalusian breakfast of toasted bread with tomato, olive oil, and serrano ham. Wash it down with freshly squeezed orange juice and a coffee. Then set off on a tapas and tasting journey around Cadiz. Here are some staples to eat in Cadiz.
- Tortillitas de Camarones (Prawn Fritters)
- Pescaito frito (fried fish)
- Cazon en adobo (chunky dogfish marinated in sherry vinegar, and a bunch of other good things, then coated and battered)
- Chicharrones (amazingly fresh pork scratchings for the Brits out there!)
How Many Days to Spend in Cadiz
You can visit many of the main attractions of Cadiz in just one day, but you’ll want to stay around and experience the city at night, so take a leisurely two days here to explore fully.
Day Trips from Cadiz
If you’re making Cadiz your base you can explore some of the other popular areas of Andalusia. Here are my picks for the best day trips to take from Cadiz.
Take a day trip from Cadiz to Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez is an easy 35-45 minute trip on the train from Cadiz, and once in the capital of the Andalusian sherry triangle, you can easily see the Royal Alcazar, head to one of the many bodegas to take a sherry tasting tour, and also see the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. You’ll need to book ahead for sherry tours and also for the dancing Andalusian horses show as they do get booked up. Jerez’s train station is an easy 20-minute walk to the Royal Alcazar, it’s a 20-minute walk (in the other direction) to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
Check train timetables for a Cadiz to Jerez day trip here – be sure to book a return to confirm your train times.
A small group guided tour of Jerez from Cadiz includes hotel pick up and drop off and can be configured to see the sites that you’re particularly interested in, there’s more information here.
How to Get to Cadiz
Cadiz is well connected with two international airports close by. The closest airport to Cadiz is Jerez de La Frontera (XRY), which is about 30 minutes by car from Cadiz. It is 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Cadiz to Jerez de La Frontera airport. You can also take direct trains from XRY to Cadiz. These trains take 50 minutes and you can check timetables and prices here. . The airport at Seville (SVQ) is bigger, and about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car from Cadiz. It’s 130 kilometers (81 miles) to Cadiz from SVQ. Trains run from the Seville Santa Justa station, taking 1 hour 20 minutes to get to Cadiz – see the timetables to Cadiz here.
How to get to Cadiz by bus
There are direct buses from all the major Andalusian cities as well as other Spanish cities. Here are the travel times from major Spanish cities to Cadiz.
- Madrid Estacion Sur 8.5 hours > check Madrid to Cadiz bus timetables here.
- Malaga Main Bus Station 4 hours > Check Malaga to Cadiz bus timetables here
- Granada Main Bus Station 5 hours > Check Granada to Cadiz bus timetables here
- Jerez de la Frontera 45 minutes > Check Jerez to Cadiz bus timetables here
- Cordoba Main Bus Station 4 hours 20 minutes > Check Cordoba to Cadiz bus timetables here
- Seville Plaza de Armas Bus Station 1 hour 45 minutes > Check Seville to Cadiz bus timetables here
How to get to Cadiz by train
Cadiz is easy to reach by train, as it’s on the Spanish high-speed train line. You can easily (and quickly) get to Cadiz from Jerez, Cordoba, and Seville. Here are the travel times to Cadiz by train from major Spanish cities that offer a direct service to Cadiz.
- Madrid Puerta de Atocha to Cadiz train (4 hours 20 minutes) > check train timetables to Cadiz from Madrid and buy tickets here
- Jerez de la Frontera to Cadiz train (35-45 minutes) > check timetables and tickets here
- Cordoba to Cadiz train (2.5 hours) > check timetables and tickets here
- Seville to Cadiz train (1.5 hours) > check tickets and timetables here
How to get around Cadiz
Once you’re in the historic center of Cadiz it’s easy to get around on foot, however, the Cadiz hop on hop off bus does offer an easy way to get between the attractions. You can check the routes and timetables of Cadiz’s tourist bus here.
When to Travel to Cadiz
Cadiz is a port city on main cruise lines’ itineraries, you’ll want to check if there is a cruise in port if you’re visiting here, as it can add significantly to the number of visitors. The summer in Cadiz can be, despite its proximity to coastal breezes, really rather hot, so we’d advise that Spring and Autumn in Cadiz are the best times to visit, as the summer does get uncomfortably hot.
You can check when cruise ships are in port on these sites
Safety in Cadiz
Cadiz is a very safe city to visit and is firmly on the tourist trail. Follow all the usual precautions that you would when traveling in a busy city
- Keep valuables out of sight
- Always lock your valuables away when they’re not with you (read how we use a portable travel safe here)
- Use a VPN when utilizing public WiFi networks in hotels, hostels, and guesthouses (read about VPNs here)
- Tap water is potable in Cadiz, but consider taking a refillable water bottle to reduce the use of single-use plastic. We always travel with a filter water bottle, which I wrote about here.
Consider Travel Insurance for Cadiz
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Final Words on the Best Things to do in Cadiz
There’s a whole lot of history here in one of Europe’s oldest cities and a few surprises too. The ancient port city of Cadiz perches on the edge of Spain and the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and despite this location “on the edge of the old world” it is fantastically well connected to Spain’s public transport systems and easy to get to. There’s an amazing food market here, a stunning cathedral, and some fascinating history to explore too.
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