Cadiz City - Monuments

Cadiz city Monuments

Cadiz is the oldest city in Europe and as such there are plenty of interesting monuments and attractions for the visitor to explore such as the Cathedral, Gran Teatro Falla, Torre Tavira, Castillo de Santa Catalina, Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, Hospital de Mujeres and Calle Ancha.

Few people who saw the James Bond movie, Die Another Day, could forget the scene where Halle Berry strolls slinkily out of the sea watched by an appreciative 007. That beach was La Caleta, the… More →

The castle is the oldest military construction in Cádiz city. Construction began in 1598 to improve the city's defences, two years after Anglo-Dutch troops sacked the city.

This highest and most important of the city's old watchtowers is a fine place to get your bearings and affords a dramatic panorama of the city. Back in the 18th century, Cadiz had no less than 160… More →

The archaeology museum on the ground floor is worth a look. Some excellent glassware and jewellery are highlights and there is a good collection of amphorae as you'd expect from an historic port… More →

The grandiose Cadiz cathedral took over 130 years to build. Started in Baroque style and completed in Neo-clasical style, the dome and the towers are much smaller than originally intended.

Museo Historico Municipal de Cádiz boasts a 19th century mural depicting the establishment of the Constitution of 1812. The real showpiece is a fascinating mahogany and ivory model of the city… More →

This theatre is located within a wonderful neo-Mudejar red brick building and has an impressive interior as well. There is an active programme throughout the year, check the tourist office for a… More →

The Balneario de la Palma - La Palma Spa has been an emblematic building on La Caleta Beach in Cadiz since it was opened in 1926. After a chequered history the building now serves as a government… More →

The arch is one of the entrances to Cadiz city centre districts; the Pópulo neighborhood. It was the first Puerta de Tierra in the city and was located next to the Castle of the Villa.

Arco do la Rosa is another one of the entrances to the old town, it was named after the small chapel dedicated to the Virgen de la Rosa that was built above the arch.

This seventeenth century bastion is one of the many military fortifications that were created in the city of Cádiz facing the sea, and around the entire perimeter of the historic center. The… More →

The castle is connected to the seafront promenade with a walkway that ensures it is accessible at high tide. The castle is located on an island off shore from the mainland city. This island has… More →

This baroque-style church was founded in 1566 and rebuilt in the seventeenth century.

This church has its origins in the last years of the seventeenth century. Since 1680 there has been in the city a Convent to worship the Virgen del Carmen.

The church is part of the earlier Convent of San Agustín, of which only the old cloister is preserved, along with some rooms, and the chapel.

The church traces its origins to a chapel called Campo de la Jara that existed in the same location.

The church was the first to be built outside the city walls, that is, in the part of the city that is outside the Puertas de Tierra and the traditional historical center of the city.

The church is situated on the site of the old Mosque of Muslim Cádiz, on the orders of King Alfonso X “El Sabio”, (the wise) after he re-conquered of the city around 1263.

Iglesia de Santo Domingo is an important church constructed the master builders, Martín Calafate and Bartolomé Ruiz in 1650.

This Oratory (small chapel) is a unique architectural and artistic complex formed by two very different religious enclosures: an upper church and an underground chapel.

The Alameda de Apodaca is a cobble stone seafront promenade along the part of the sea wall on the northern side of the city overlooking the bay and the town of El Puerto de Santa María, on the… More →

The Casa del Almirante was built by Admiral Don Diego de Barrios, after whom it it is names. It was constructed around the last quarter of the seventeenth century, by reconstructing an earlier… More →

The Parque Genovés is the quintessential garden of the historic city of Cadiz and the largest green space in the city. Located on adjacent to the northern seafront promenade (Paseo Mirador Santa… More →

The market is an important public building located in the heart of the old historic and traditional center of Cádiz. This remarkable and unique building was built in 1830.   Architecturally it… More →

The city town hall overlooks the Plaza San Juan de Dios and was constructed in two stages, the first in 1799, the latter in 1861.

This hospital has a brilliant El Greco of St Francis in Ecstasy, depicting the grey-cloaked saint experiencing a mystical vision.

A couple of blocks west of the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri is Calle Ancha, the main street of late 18th and early 19th century Cadiz. The cafes and bars here were the unofficial gathering… More →

The original simple chapel here was founded by a Philippine community around the year 1671.  Transformation began in the year 1688 at the hands of the master builder, Blas Díaz, and were finished… More →

This church is divided into two very distinct parts: the gloomily simplistic oval 18th century chapel with only a crucifixion sculpture; and the contrasting upper floor, elegantly decorated… More →