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The several neighbourhoods of Cadiz offer the travellers different options according to their needs. For central holiday homes and close to the main landmarks, book a rental in the old part of town. For a quiet zone, ideal for families and children, look around Mentidero or Barriada de la Paz. However, if you need some fun and a lively atmosphere, choose a rental close to the port and the promenade, where you can also enjoy the proximity to the beach.Comfortable stays by the sea
Being close to the beach, Cádiz offers accommodations with all the amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. As a small town, most rentals are always close to the beach. Enjoy cute properties with Andalusian style architecture, white faces, coloured balconies and cobblestoned streets. Fully equipped homes with capacity for 4-5 people. Ideal for families with children, friends and small groups or romantic stays for couples.
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The area and getting around
Nailing the essence of this little port city in southwestern Spain is not an easy task. Cádiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. This ancient settlement is mostly surrounded by water, salty beaches, a cheerful atmosphere and lively taverns serving fried fish with a delicious draught beer. A historic town centre, a beautiful cathedral on the waterfront and more than 100 watchtowers are part of the charm of this town that steals the heart of every single traveller that lands here.A great base to access nearby towns
Cádiz is one of the oldest European towns. It offers great tours and historic visits that you can easily tour using the yellow and green bus line that stops at the main landmarks. This is a very comfortable and easy option when travelling with children. Staying in Cádiz is also a great base to access nearby towns and must-see landmarks of the region. Close to Jerez de la Frontera, Spain’s sherry capital, Seville and its fabulous monuments or El Puerto de Santa María and Chiclana de la Frontera. Moving around is very easy and a short drive away from each other. Enjoy lovely outing days and get to know the region.
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The beaches in Cádiz are well known for the quality of the waters and its beautiful golden sand. Having this little paradise so close, going to the Caribbean can wait a little longer, right? Enjoy about 5 miles of magnificent coastline divided into 4 main beaches - La Victoria is the most popular amongst locals and tourists alike. La Cortadura is a bit quieter, Santa María del Mar is where surfers enjoy their favourite water sport and finally, La Caleta, close to the historic centre, is the prettiest one.Cádiz for history buffs
As we have mentioned, Cádiz is a very antique settlement with more than 3.000 years of history, where different cultures have left their print. History lovers will enjoy the variety and cultural offer in town, admiring several archaeological find from past eras. Visit to certain monuments are a must when in town - the castles of St. Catalina and St Sebastian, the Roman Theatre, the walls, torre Tavira or its magnificent domed, 18th-century Cathedral, featuring baroque and neoclassical elements.
From the many theories explaining the origin of Cadiz’s cool nickname, the most popular one says that its name in Greek means “cup” (Kados) and its diminutive in iberian language, “little cup”. Furthermore, according to Hellenic mythology, the Pillars of Hercules between Africa and the peninsula were made of silver. So here is why it is known as Spain’s “Little Silver Cup”.
Top 5 travel tips in Cádiz
The Old Town is a maze of little and narrow alleys you can wander all day long. Get carried away by the atmosphere and enjoy the charming Casa del Almirante or the Catedral Vieja. Visit the neighbourhood of Santa María, where legends, stories and art is in every corner of its medieval streets. This is the birthplace of Flamenco in Cádiz. In here, famous singer-songwriters were born and raised. La Perla de Cádiz or Chano Lobato are two of them.2. Tour the “White Villages”
Besides all the beauty and attractions that the city can offer you, use a few days to spend some time exploring the White Villages nearby. Whitewashed facades with colourful bougainvilleas are the main features of these houses scattered on the surrounding hilltops. Select a few ones and enjoy the lovely visit to Prado del Rey, Villamartín, Arcos de la Frontera or El Bosque. If you stay a bit longer you might have time to visit a few more.3. Climb Torre Tavira
From the many watchtowers in town, Torre Tavira is the most popular one as it was designated the official one in the late 1700s. Climb up to the top and 170 steps later get stunning views of the city, the cathedral and the castle. A level below you find the Camera Obscura installed in 1994 and projects a real image onto a screen, every half hour. The magnification of the lenses makes you have the feeling of getting a view through a powerful telescope.4. Enjoy the local gastronomy
Spain is always a symbol of good food. The south of the country offers excellent menus and tasty traditional recipes. While in Cádiz, nothing better than tasting the most popular bite of all - “el pescaíto frito” (fried fish). This, together with the chocos, ortiguillas, morenas and caballa with piriñaca are iconic delicacies you must try at any of the traditional “tavernas”. Wash it down with a refreshing pint of beer, a shandy or a glass of “rebujito” or Jerez brandy.5. Enjoy the local festivals
Enjoying a festival like a local is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will never forget if you do it in Cádiz. Every year in February, the town hosts the most amusing and entertaining carnival of all. People dress up with the most hilarious and extravagant costumes you can possibly imagine. For two weeks, the streets become a river of colour, music and good vibes with the sound of the traditional “chirigotas”, the satirical songs performed by local groups named “Comparsas”, dressed in outrageous matching costumes that wrest laughter from the audience. Practice your Spanish and join the fun!