Tourist accommodation in Cadiz

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COUNTRY: SPAIN
CITY: CADIZ
AREA: 12,1 Km²
CURRENCY: EURO
LANGUAGE: SPANISH
POPULATION: 122.000

Información General

Cadiz, city between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, possesses an innumerable prints of different cultures along its history. These remains are reflected in the monuments and the cultural richness of this city.

Of natural beauty, with a soft and suitable climate for the tourism, Cadiz is a perfect place for those who look for sun and beach, or for the lovers of the tranquility of the mountain and and the country.

The traveler who decides to discover the city and its surroundings, will enjoy of kilometric beaches, infinite dunes and other natural landscapes of a great beauty. A unique gastronomy with wines of an exquisite quality will do your return innevitable.

The Carnival is most popular celebration in Cadiz. In February the streets are full of people in their customs listen to the “chirigotas” singing satirical songs. Maybe, if you’re lucky you could get a ticket for the official competition celebrated in the “Teatro Manuel de Falla”.

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Gastronomy

In this beautiful city, you can also enjoy its varied and elaborated gastronomy. There are menus of all the tastes, from vegetable meals such as “gazpachos” and salads since a delicious seafood.

Cadiz cuisine uses diverse meats as the pheasant or the wild boar to cook exquisite meals, and to make cold meats such as “chicharrones” which can be accompanied with local cheeses and a great variety of wines. The confectionery has its tradition in the Arabic civilization and the live in convents. The “tocino de cielo”, the “alfajores” of Medina Sidonia, or the milk-rice, complete the traditional gastronomy.

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Culture and history

Cadiz is marked by its both military and commercial strategic situation, and it’s the most ancient Phoenician gateway of the western civilization. The “Museo de Cádiz” exposes some archeological remains from this epoch.

The city reaches a great prosperity in Roman times, when infrastructures as amphitheaters and aqueducts were constructed. Among then, the Roman Theatre is still stand. After the fall of the Empire in the year 711, the city is conquered by the Muslims. An important decline begins until the second half of the 13th century when the city is reconquered by Alfonso X “el Sabio”. From this period the gothic-mudéjar court remains as a part of the “Catedral Vieja”, as well as the arches of the three doors that allowed the access to the city: “la Rosa”, “el Pópulo” and “los Blancos”. As examples of religious architecture, we find the Churches of “San Francisco”, “Santo Domingo” and “Santa Maria”.

The 18th century is the golden epoch of Cadiz, when the first Spanish Constitution “la Pepa” is signed, during the siege of the French troops. Of this period the city keeps some buildings such as the “Torre Tavira” and the Cathedral. Later on, between the XIXth and XXth century, the Town hall and the “Teatro Manuel de Falla” are rised, and also the “Monumento de las Cortes” in the “Plaza de España” and the “Monumento al Marqués de Comillas”, placed in “la Alameda Apodaca”.

As pictorial samples, we can find magnificent master pieces by “el Greco”, Murillo, Zurbarán and Goya, spread by different churches and museums all over the region.

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Nightlife

There is a great variety of night entertainment. During the summer,the nightlife in Cadiz is located in the new city, close to the “Paseo Marítimo”. Numerous establishments offer a chill-out atmosphere with bucolic sunsets and great bar terrace near the sea. Nevertheless, by winter the fun goes to the best bars and pubs in the city center. The “Manuel Rancés” street and its surroundings are also full of them, with many different atmospheres and music styles.

In order to continue the night, there are some discotheques near the “Punta de San Felipe” and even some concert halls.

The neighborhood of “Barrio del Pópulo” is also teeming with nightlife the whole year, with bars where taste “tapas” and pubs or teahouses where having a drink with music and other performances.

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