Cádiz

Cádiz

See a selection of excursions from Cadiz city to locations outside the city of Cadiz.  If you are interested in local guided tours of the city of Cadiz itself they are found on our Cadiz tour page.

Here is a list of city tours that you can do in Cadiz.. If you are interested in a day trip or an excursions from Cadiz city to Seville or Jerez or villages in the countryside  If you are interested they are found on our Cadiz excursions page.

Cadiz is a small city, interestingly located on a peninsula meaning it is surrounded by beautiful beaches and sea. Cadiz offers many of the thrills found in a city from modern bars and restaurants to suave bars and historic monuments but is also set in an idilic coastal surrounding.

Carnival is the biggest event in Cadiz's calendar, and the most important of its type on mainland Spain, just as the Feria is for Seville. People flood in from all over Spain, and beyond, to enjoy the noisy, colourful, festive atmosphere, singing competitions, concerts (rock, flamenco, samba), comedy, children's shows, parades, firework displays and street parties. Carnaval is also celebrated in towns and cities around Andalucia.

Cadiz is often cited as the oldest city in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. A typical Andalucian city with a wealth of attractive views and well-preserved monuments, Cadiz is unique in that it is located on a narrow stretch of land surrounded by the sea.

Semana Santa in Cádiz province is celebrated with great fervour and passion. The provincial capital, Cádiz, holds tremendous, extravagant processions - on par with those of all the other provincial capitals in Andalucia. Certain towns make an extra effort at Semana Santa and are, therefore, worth a special visit. These are: El Puerto de Santa María, Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera and Chiclana de la Frontera.

Encompassing a 10,522ha flat landscape of sandy beaches, marshes, salt pans, freshwater lakes and tidal inlets, as well as the two natural areas of Isla del Trocadero and the Marismas de Sancti Petri, the Cadiz Bay supports a surprising wealth of wildlife, given the built-up areas that are in and around it, which make up a population of around 400,000.

The Parador in Cadiz, known as the Hotel Atlantico, is probably Cadiz's slickest hotel, and also the most vanguard of the state-owned Parador chain. A recently-opened fabulous contemporary building with one entire wall of glass, it makes the most of the breathtaking location and sea views across the bay to Rota.

Cadiz is one of Andalucia’s most vibrant yet underrated cities. With a rich history going back millennia, and a charming almost-island old centre, originally fortified, the city is much less touristy than other regional capitals, with wonderful beaches and seafood.