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Cádiz Cathedral - Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Holy and Apostolic Church of Cadiz Cathedral is the episcopal seat of the diocese of Cádiz, baroque and neoclassical, It was begun in 1722 but it was not until 1838 when they finished their work, due to economic crises. This cathedral is called "Santa Cruz on the Sea" or "Santa Cruz on the Waters", although gaditanos call it New Cathedral is located in the historic center of Cadiz, almost to the edge of the sea.
Among its most characteristic parts, It stands the Clock Tower, which can be raised to appreciate one of the best views of the city, in addition to the Atlantic Ocean. They also highlight Stalls and Choir, Chapels, the Crypt, and the Sacristy.
clock tower (Cathedral of Cadiz)
Clock Tower of the Cathedral of Cádiz is, for sure, one of the most characteristic features, since from its towers you can get spectacular views of the entire city and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a neoclassical structure, fruit of the time when it was built, I coindiciendo with golden period Cadiz, thanks to trade with America. Nevertheless, until the middle of the nineteenth century had no clock, of which takes its name, by José Miguel de Zugasti, considered one of the oldest clocks in Spain.
Cadiz is known for its watchtowers, Witnesses trade and prosperity enjoyed by the city in the eighteenth century. Specific, Torre Tavira, It was designated official watchtower of the port of Cadiz, for being the highest coastal city located in the old town 45 meters above sea level. Now houses the Camera Obscura, It is one of the most symbolic tourist attractions in Cadiz.
Address: Calle Marqués de Royal Treasury 10
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 10.00 a 18.00 h.
Phone: 956 212 910
Castillo de Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina Castle is a fortress located in the Caleta jutting into the sea thanks to breakwaters. It was built at the end of the sixteenth century following the plans of the engineer Cristobal de Rojas. Currently it used as a cultural and recreational space, in addition to holding concerts, summer activities, or film festivals such as the Scopes.
Address: Street Campo de las Balas s / n
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 11.00 a 19.00 h.
Phone: 956 226 333
Castillo de San Sebastián
San Sebastián Castle is a fortress city of Cadiz, located at one end of the beach of La Caleta, on a small islet. Currently it works as an exhibition space, holding concerts, or other entertainment events abroad. further, inside there is a Marine Research Laboratory at the University of Cádiz.
Address: Paseo Fernando Quinones s / n
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 9.30 a 17.00 h.
Phone: 956 241 001
Genovés Park is the largest green area of the old town of Cádiz. The park borders the Atlantic Parador Nacional, with the walk of Santa Barbara, with Avenida Duque de Najera, and Street González Tablas, where is the main entrance. In the, you can find more than 100 different species of trees and shrubs, many of them belonging to species that do not currently exist in other parks or gardens. Among its features, highlights the Grotto, a lake with waterfall where live ducks and geese.
Address: Avda. Dr. Gómez Ulla s / n
Schedule: Monday to Sunday 8.00 a 18.30 h.
Phone: 956 241 001
It was built on land confiscated from the Convent of San Francisco, in the XIX century. The building was designed by Juan Daura, opened in 1838 neoclassic. It has three sections: Archeology, Fine Arts and Ethnography, and among its prominent funds are the findings from Roman times, or Baroque painting rooms with works by artists such as Zurbarán, Alonso Cano and Murillo,
Address: Plaza de Mina s / n
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 9.00 a 21.00 h.
Phone: 856 105 023
Balneario de Nuestra Señora de la Palma and Real
La Caleta Beach is located in the historic center of the city of Cádiz, It is the longest beach, and it was natural harbor where they anchored ships Phoenicians and Romans. In this same area, is the building of Balneario de Nuestra Señora de la Palma and Real, Built in the early twenties. It was opened in 1926, and they replaced the traditional Baths of the Real.
Address: Of. Duque de Najera 3
Schedule: visits on request, consult by phone *
Phone: 956 203 394
Plaza de San Juan de Dios
In this square they include interesting buildings such as City Hall, the church of San Juan de Dios and the House of the Miranda Pazos. Likewise, through the last remodeling of the square held in 2012, the pedestrian space was completed and added new ornamental elements. These include the monument to the Cadiz political Segismundo Moret, recovered for this square already occupied when it opened in 1909.
Address: Plaza de San Juan de Dios
La Viña is a simple and traditional neighborhood of fishermen. Andalusian taverns and tapas bars serve grilled razors, fine and local sherry in a bustling atmosphere. Carnival is lived with intensity every year in its picturesque squares, like the Uncle of the Chalk, and in the alleys full of showy houses. The Mora tree, a centenary ficus, Shades a small garden that communicates with La Caleta beach.
Address: Vineyard neighborhood
Teatro Romano de Cádiz
This theater was discovered in 1980, in archaeological excavations aimed at locating the Castillo de la Villa. Currently it has an interpretive center which is accessed by Street Inn, and in which you can be observed the different areas of the theater, as the stage, the orchestra or the stands, through holes dug. Theater, also known as Theater Gades, to be very old, It retains many features of the Greek theaters, but with adaptations made by the Romans.
Address: street Inn 11-13
Schedule: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a 16.30 h and Sunday 10.00 a 14.00 h.
Phone: 677 982 945
Cathedral Museum - House Contaduría
This museum is located inside the house Contaduría, in the Fray Felix square and in its interior the ornaments and objects of worship of the Cathedral of Cádiz are exposed, as well as paintings and sculptures. Highlights of his treasure, the richest third of Spain; the Custody of the Million, named for the amount of precious stones that decoran.En the Patio de la Casa de Termineli visiting New Romantic Room, where they are exhibited signs of religious painting of the nineteenth century. And finally, El Patio Mudéjar, a space with filtered light.
Address: Fray Felix Plaza 1D
Schedule: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a 15.00 h.
The square of the Cathedral of Cádiz, It is a large urban area that is located in the heart of the historical and traditional center of this town. Located in the southern area, very close to the Sea of the storm that bathes the entire seafront is known here as “Field of the South”, Cathedral Square opens in front of the old medieval city wall, of your door still persists access, o Arch of the Rose. There are several streets that converge in this square: the Arco de la Rosa passage, Pelota street and Cobos street, on the east side; and Compañía street, Magistral Cabrera street and Arquitecto Acero street, its west side.
Address: Cathedral Square
City of Cadiz
The current Cádiz City Council was built in 1799 on the bases and location of the previous Town Halls and is the result of two stages: the first, neoclassical, started in 1799 by Torcuato Benjumeda, and a second one corresponding to the Elizabethan style, work of García del Álamo in 1861 and what would affect the interiors. In 1936 the flag of Andalusia is raised for the first time.
Address: Plaza de San Juan de Dios s / n
Schedule: check schedule by phone *
Phone: 956 241 000
The Central Market project was the work of Torcuato Benjumea, a neoclassical quadrangle located on the former site of the garden of the convent of Discalced, known today as the Plaza de la Libertad. This was opened in 1838, and currently it has 57 fruit and vegetable stalls, 54 seafood, 44 meat, 7 overseas, 4 bread and pastry, 1 olives, 1 and paper bags, 1 fishing equipment, and a café located on the first floor. In addition, every day of the week hosts the Gastronomic Corner, place to savor products gaditana both national and international cuisine.
Address: Plaza de la Libertad s / n
Schedule: Monday to Saturday 9.00 a 15.00 h.
Monday: From 09.00 h. a 16.00 h
From Tuesday to Friday: from 09.00 h. a 15.30 h. and of 19.00 h. a 00.00 h
Saturday: From 09.00 h. a 16.00 h. and of 20.00 h. a 01.00 h
Phone: 956 220 860
Calle Ancha de Cádiz is located in the heart of the historic center of this city. It has its beginning in the Plaza de San Antonio and ends, Heading south-east, at the meeting between Novena and José del Toro streets.
Address: wide street
Monument to the Constitution 1812
The monument to the Constitution 1812, commemorates the centenary of the Constitution 1812, and it is located in the Cadiz Plaza de Spain. Also it is known as Monument to the Cortes and was a project in 1912, Modesto López Otero work, as an architect, and Aniceto Marinas, as a sculptor. It contains several allegories of War, peace, Industry and Agriculture, along with allusive reliefs to gaditana resistance during the War of Independence.
Address: Plaza of Spain s / n
Puertas de Tierra
Puerta de Tierra, It is a stronghold of the wall that was entering the city of Cádiz, built in the eighteenth century by Torcuato Cayón. The cover is carved in marble and is designed more as a religious altarpiece, that as a military fortress. It is one of the most significant monuments of the city, which currently separates the Old Town and the modern area of the city. Inside the walls allow visitors, You can see below the schedule.
Address: Plaza de la Constitucion s / n
Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 a 15.00 and h 17.30 a 20.30 h.
Phone: 956 241 001
It is a landscaped walkway located in the historic center of Cadiz, parallel to the sea and the city wall. Begins in the walls of San Carlos, and ends between the Baluarte de la Candelaria and the Church of the Carmen. Its design is currently regionalist style, and took place between 1926 Y 1927, by architect Juan Talavera and Heredia.
The Alameda is included within Interest Cultural Gardens located in Cadiz that were included in the General Catalog of the Andalusian Historical Heritage in 2004.
Address: Alameda Apodaca s/n
Phone: 956 241 001
Oratorio San Felipe Blacks
This chapel is a building in the center of Cadiz, Baroque style was built between 1685 Y 1719, and in it the first Spanish constitution was drafted, the Constitution 1812. It is included in the main altar an Immaculate Conception, considered one of the best works of Murillo, and abroad, tombstones commemorate the centenary of the Cortes of Cadiz.
Address: Oratorio San Felipe Blacks
Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 at 2:00 p.m. and 16.30 and 20.00h, Saturday 10.30 and 14.00h, and Sunday 10.00 to 13.00 - closed Mondays and holidays
Sundays at 13 Latin Mass hours.
Phone: 662 642 233
This site is under what is now known as the Puppet Theater Aunt Norica, nine meters deep. It is an archaeological museum collects artifacts and exhibits on the culture and civilization of the ancient Phoenician, approximately 3000 years ago.
Address: San Miguel street 15
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 a 13.00 and h 16.00 a 19.00, Sunday 11.00 a 13.00 h - Monday closed
Phone: 956 226 337
Plaza de las Flores
This is one of the most emblematic public spaces of the city, It is located in the heart of the historic center, and traditional Cádiz, a few meters from its lively food market. Presidiad is at its widest part by the silhouette of the Post Office building, a construction that combines red bricks and white facings, and dates of the coming years 1930. It is completely pedestrian, and it is usually busy.
Address: Plaza de las Flores
Plaza San Antonio
Plaza San Antonio has an area of 750 square meter, with a singular historical and monumental importance. At one time it was called "Campo de la Jara", larger than the current square. Among the buildings that delimit, are the headquarters of the Casino Gaditanus, built in the eighteenth century by the Marquis of El Pedroso, Baroque, renovated in Elizabethan style 1857. Its courtyard and interior rooms have a richly decorated neomudéjar, made in 1890 Seville by the artist Adolfo López Rodríguez. Or the headquarters of the former Banca Aramburu, with white marble cover dieciochesca, with pilasters on the second body and whose facade was renovated in modernist style by Juan Cabrera Latorre 1910.
Address: Plaza de San Antonio
Oratorio de la Santa Cueva
It was founded as an oratory for retreatants, It is the eighteenth century and consists of two rooms, a top or hood high, high brightness, and other underground or low chapel, a polychrome wooden Calvary. In the high chapel can be contemplated, among other outstanding works, three paintings by Goya: The Holy Supper, The feeding the multitude, and the parable of the wedding of the son of the king.
Address: Rosario street 10
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 10.30 at 2:00 p.m. and 16.30 and 20.00h. Saturdays: 10.30-14.00h. Sunday 10:00h a 13:00h. Monday and holidays closed.
Phone: 956 222 262
Church of Santa Cruz
The Old Cathedral of Cádiz, o Church of Santa Cruz, It is a construction that dates back to 1262-1263 and that it was rebuilt in a mannerist and baroque style in the 18th century. It is one of the most historic churches in the city and has the tradition that was built on the site of an ancient mosque Muslim. It was built at the behest of Alfonso X the Wise and was erected as a cathedral in 1263, Wise King expressing his desire to be buried in it, although it was never fulfilled.
Address: Fray Felix Plaza 6
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 a 12.30 and h 18.00 a 19.30 h – Only public Mass.
Phone: 956 287 704
Constitution Bridge 1812
This bridge is atirantado and crosses the Bay of Cadiz, giving access to Cadiz from the mainland, It is the third port city, after the bridge of San Fernando, and Carranza bridge. This is a continuation of the highway south, forming an integral part of the highway access to Cadiz. It begun in 2008, and it was opened in September 2015.
Address: Constitution Bridge
Museum of the Cortes of Cadiz
The Museum of the Cortes of Cádiz was born as a benchmark of the initiatives carried out in the city to commemorate the First Centenary of the Constitution of 1812, the first in the history of Spain. The building was designed by architect Juan Cabrera Latorre, who conceived a facade of neoclassical inspiration, and inside houses the Museum of Iconographic and Historic Site and Cádiz Cortes, which it is your full name, where there are objects from the 18th and 19th centuries, mostly related to the siege of the city by Napoleonic troops from 1810 Y 1812 and the enactment of the Constitution 1812.
Address: Calle Santa Inés 9
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday 9.00 a 18.00 h, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9.00 a 14.00 h. - closed Monday
Phone: 956 221 788
Historic center of Cádiz
The historic center of the city of Cadiz is one of the most emblematic of Andalusia. It has numerous watchtowers, and boardwalk allows a set of views and incredible sensations, and surrounding the entire city without losing sight of the sea. The historic center usually be animated, and it has a variety of bars, restaurants and cafes. Its main streets, We highlight the Plaza de San Francisco, wide street, or Virgen de Palma.
Gran Teatro Falla
Of red brick exterior and neo-Mudejar style and interior of great wealth and color following the Spanish Arab style.
The plans of its construction, between 1884 Y 1905, belong to Adolfo Morales, and the address to Juan Cabrera Latorre. Its construction was made on the ashes of the previous Grand Theater.
The theater has a horseshoe shape to which the different floors are adapted, the seating area and the theater boxes, the mezzanine of boxes, first floor with amphitheater and boxes and the upper stands popularly called “paraiso”. Each floor is surrounded by a gallery that connects to the stairs.
It is currently the venue for the famous Carnival of Cádiz group competition, the Iberoamerican Theater Festival and the Film Reaches Contest, in addition to the different cultural manifestations that pass through the city.
Address: Plaza Fragela s / n.
Church of San Juan de Dios
The Church of San Juan de Dios is attached to the Hospital of the same name, and it is located in the heart of the old town, in its original neighborhood of El Pópulo.
The temple is situated on the corner facade presents the square that bears his name, attached to the building of the Town Hall. It is a regular little example of church with Greek cross. The exterior is substantially refurbished at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It highlights the tower, Torcuato Cayon by 1768, which rises in the angle of convergence of the facades.
Address: Plaza de San Juan de Dios
Schedule: Check schedule by phone *
Phone: 956 287 452
Baluarte de la Candelaria
Baluarte de la Candelaria is a fortification of the Modern Age of Cádiz. It was constructed in 1672 taking advantage of a high point of land, on the initiative of the governor of the place, Diego Caballero de Illescas. It is protected by a wall that makes resistant breakwaters, and it was considered as the main access to the port. It has been headquarters, maestranza engineers or even dovecote military service. It is now used as a cultural space.
Address: Paseo Alameda Marqués de Comillas 6
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a 14.00 and h 18.00 a 21.00 h. - Closed Sunday and Monday
Phone: 956 808 472
Harbor Bay of Cadiz
It is a port complex, located on the southern Spanish Atlantic coast in Cadiz, and brings together five ports in the Bay: Cádiz dock, Spring Cabezuela-Puerto Real, Free Zone Dock (Cádiz) and Pier of El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz). All would be under the supervision of the Port Authority of the Bay of Cádiz.
Address: Port of Cadiz
Paseo de Canalejas and Plaza de las Tortugas
This ride has a surface 8510 square meters of green area, and the Plaza de las Tortugas 1.060 square meter. they constitute a fragmented green area between the Palace of the Provincial and the Plaza de San Juan de Dios, bounded on the east by the Avenue of the Port and the commercial port of the City and to the west by the Avenue 4 from December to 1977, antigua Ramón de Carranza Avenue. The plant of the Paseo de Canalejas, of more or less triangular, It has not undergone many changes in recent decades, Nevertheless, not the design of its parterres, as, building a Paseo de Canalejas forced a remodeling of the gardens, whichever, by a distribution irregular and sinuous, as opposed to the previous, more symmetrical and rectilinear.
Address: Paseo de Canalejas
The Puppet Museum
The Latin American Museum of puppetry is a municipal space dedicated to the culture and history of the puppet, installed inside the vaults of Puerta de Tierra, in the Bay of Cadiz, Opened in August 2012. The outside, It is known as the old Patio Troops, It has become a garden area where they perform puppet shows, also leading to the International Puppet Festival of Cadiz City.
Address: Puertas de Tierra, Domes of Santa Elena s / n
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday 10.00 a 19.00 h, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 a 15.00 h. - closed Monday
Phone: 956 276 846
Walls of San Carlos
Between bastions and lookout towers, Cádiz barricaded behind the walls of San Carlos. They are currently near the Plaza de Spain, next to the monument to the Constitution 1812. The walls stare seaward, and they were lifted at the end of the eighteenth century, by the military engineer Antonio Hurtado.
Address: street Honduras 6
The arc of Populo
This arch was also known as the primitive Sea Gate, since it was accessed by the port area. At the beginning of the seventeenth century before it was built the chapel of Our Lady of the Pópulo, which it has given him the appearance of passage now presents. The characteristics of the inner face match the edilicias techniques of Islamic ramparts of the tenth and eleventh centuries, while the bow is very possible that it was originally horseshoe. The disposition of its keystones can place it in the twelfth century, in Almohad era.
Address: The arc pópulo s / n
District of the Pópulo
The Pópulo is a neighborhood of the historic center of Cadiz, located in the north, near the Atlantic between the neighborhoods of San Juan and Santa María. It is considered the oldest neighborhood in the city, and he Cathedral and the Roman Theater is located, occupying the medieval walled area. So named because of a painting of the Virgin which was located in one of the gates in the wall, in the sixteenth century, to protect the city.
Address: The neighborhood Pópulo s / n
Casa de Iberoamerica of the City of Cadiz
Iberoamerica house was inaugurated in January 2011, and since then it houses the headquarters of the Municipal Society of Cadiz and the Iberoamerican Theater Festival (also known as FIT). The building was designed by one of the most important architects of the period, Torcuato Benjumeda, in 1794, although the work finished 1836, and has two floors multidisciplinary eight rooms around a central courtyard and two side. It has undergone two major restorations throughout its history, the last and most important was in the year 2009, when the property had ceased to house the courts of the city and returned to be managed by the city council.
Address: Street Concepcion Arenal s / n
Schedule: check schedules and tickets by phone *
Phone: 956 288 296