How to discover Cadiz the oldest city of Spain
“Founded 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. A stroll along the Cadiz sea front, from La Caleta to the Campo del Sur, will remind visitors of the image of the avenue Malecón in Havana, due to its similarities with Latin American cities. The cathedral in Cadiz is a good example of this influence! As are several of the manor houses and the towers with their views which developed in the midst of old Gadir’s cityscape.”
Discover Cadiz, Western Europe’s oldest city!
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
- Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Lord Byron called Cadiz the “Siren of the Ocean” and it is widely known as the “Tacita de Plata” (Little Silver Cup). It is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the western world, and through its history Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs all settled in the region due to its links with sea ports.
Today Cadiz is an open cosmopolitan city where visitors find a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It treasures a rich artistic and historic heritage with lively cultural activity. Also on offer is its white sandy beaches and breathtaking views across the Atlantic Ocean.
Your enthusiastic guide will meet you at Plaza de España Square (Plaza de España) to start a walking tour around Cadiz’s historic centre. While strolling around this charming city, you will discover its monuments and secret corners each with its own amazing story from the past. See Cadiz Cathedral, where the ocean almost kisses the stones of this mighty structure crowned with a dome of golden tiles.
Enjoy a stop at its emblematic food market where you will learn about its rich history, and enjoy a lively atmosphere. After two hours of first-hand city experiences, your walking tour finishes at the City Council in central Cadiz.
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If there is one thing that I have learnt, it is the more I see, the more there is to see! My name is Tracy Burrows and I am the managing editor of Out There Global, a community driven travel platform for both cost effective and luxury travel ideas around the world. From Jan 2014 - Dec 2016 I managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). I was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and contributor at Sawubona. Prior to my career I obtained a tourism marketing degree, and graduated from a 2 year 'Hospitality Management in Development Program' in California. Following this I acquired a journalism diploma and since it's been all about travel and writing! And my nourishment from all those who have impacted me: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey!