TOUR OF THE CORTES DE CÁDIZ 1812
The tour starts at Spain Square, where the monument to the courts of Cádiz is located. Here we will begin our walk through Cádiz de la Pepa.
On the way to Argüelles Square, we will discover some of the most important palatial houses where many merchants stayed in the promulgation of La Pepa.
Located in front of the bay we will walk through one of the most characteristic walks of the city: The Alameda Apodaca, to enjoy its balustrade from where we will distinguish other cities in the Bay, such as Rota and El Puerto de Santa Maria, and we will know some of the palatial houses of the time and their legends such as La Casa de los Espejos.
Then we will go through Carmen Church, 18th century baroque temple. to know the different interpretations of the constitution.
At Mentidero neighborhood, the safest in the city during the siege of the French, we will be able to contemplate the old home of one of the most illustrious characters, Duke of Wellington, Spanish-English chief of troops.
Later we will have the opportunity to visit the interior of one of the most emblematic buildings in the city, the Gaditano Casino, located in the Plaza de San Antonio, where its majesty resides in its enviable location next to other elegant buildings of the time and its particular contrast of architectural styles.
Leaving San Antonio behind we will access one of the most lively squares in the city and where the famous composer Manuel de Falla was born, also place of location of the museum of Cádiz, the Plaza Mina. Shortly after we will cross two of the most important streets of the city, Sagasta and Wide street, in which the political dialogue in Spain was born. Composed of the most majestic palatial houses in the city, it was the residence of great merchants and people with the greatest social influence.
Walking down the street we meet the Oratory of San Felipe de Neri, main protagonist of the Constitution of 1812 where the Magna Carta was devised and signed.
And to end the visit, what better way to admire the views of Cádiz from one of the highest penthouses on Calle Ancha, in a house of the year 1856, from where we can see the most important emblems of this beautiful city.
Timetable: 18:00 hours every day
|Meeting point||Spain Square (In front of the monument)|
|1ª Stop||House of the four towers|
|2ª Stop||Alameda Apodaca|
|3ª Stop||Carmen Church|
|4ª Stop||Mentor Square|
|5ª Stop||Plaza de San Antonio|
|6ª Stop||Gaditano Casino|
|7ª Stop||Plaza Mina|
|8ª Stop||Wide street|
|9ª Stop||Oratorio San Felipe Blacks|
|10ª Stop||Local Terrace|