Cadiz Culture & history

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Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

1. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the history and heritage of the city of Cádi . Along the way, you will stroll through Central Market , Las Flores Square, at the heart of La Viña. Start in la Plaza San Juan de Dios, THE beautiful Town Hall Square and go through the El Populo neighborhood, and see old cafés, boutiques, markets, and bookstores. Taste a typical Tapas after the tour (not included in the price) and then enjoy a short trip on one of Cádiz vintage trams.

From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

2. From Seville: Jerez, Cádiz and Andalusian Horses

Depart Seville and journey by air-conditioned coach through the countryside of southern Spain en route to Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its horses and sherry wine production. Upon arrival in the palm-filled city, visit one of its historical bodegas where the sherry is produced. Meet your winemaker host and learn what makes the local sherry so special as you tour the grounds and see wooden casks in the cellars. Taste a delectable selection of sweet and dry sherry varieties in a unique atmosphere. Then, go to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch an authentic horse ballet. Marvel at the choreography, based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses, all set to Spanish music. Next, travel along the Costa de la Luz en route to the city of Cádiz. Follow your local guide to the cathedral in the historic city center, and get some free time to enjoy lunch and explore on your own. 

From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

3. From Cadiz: Gibraltar Private Full-Day Trip

Embark on a trip to discover Gibraltar through the eyes of a knowledgeable guide. From the top of the iconic Rock of Gibraltar to series of tunnels and caves, see it all on this full-day excursion. Head out of Cadiz in the comfort of a private van and make your way to Gibraltar. Gibraltar has been a British colony since 1703 and is now one of the last bastions of the British Empire. With a local Gibraltar guide, visit the Great Siege Tunnels. This series of tunnels is located inside the northern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, and were dug out by the British in the 18th century.  See North Africa from the top of Gibraltar Rock, considered one of the Pillars of Hercules. Stop to snap some incredible pictures. Then, visit St. Michael's Cave, the Moorish Castle, and Apes Den. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to discover the city and its shops.

Cádiz: City Walking Tour with Pópulo & Cathedral in Spanish

4. Cádiz: City Walking Tour with Pópulo & Cathedral in Spanish

See all the sites and hear stores of Phoenicians and Romans as you immerse yourself in this historic city. Start your tour at the Plaza de San Juan de Dios. Learn about the unique history of Cádiz from your expert, professional guide. Tour the medieval neighborhood of Pópulo and walk on the boardwalk of the Campo del Sur. View the beautiful Cathedral of the Holy Cross near the water's edge. Stroll the atmospheric streets as you hear stories of the Phoenician, Roman and Spanish heritage of the city. Linger at squares like Plaza de las Flores and Plaza de Mina, before completing your tour at the Plaza de España.

Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

5. Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

Immerse yourself in Cadiz's lesser-known secrets and mysteries on this walking tour. Wander through the silent and shadowy streets of El Pópulo and La Viña. See sights such as the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, Plaza de la Cruz Verde, and the Basílica of San Juan de Dios. Start your tour in Plaza de San Antonio and learn about the square's paranormal activity and the theories that surround it. Continue towards the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in La Viña and learn about its hidden past. Wander through the maze-like streets of Cadiz's center, including Calle Solana and Calle Sagasta, to reach San Lorenzo Parish. Continue along Calle María Arteaga and learn about the street's fascinating namesake before reaching Plaza de la Cruz Verde. Learn about the shocking past that lies behind the square's palm trees and restaurants. Next, continue to the vibrant El Pópulo, the city's oldest neighborhood where you will discover some medieval secrets. Finish the tour in Plaza de San Juan de Dios and witness the breathtaking Basílica of San Juan de Dios. At the end of your tour, you'll receive a souvenir to remember your tour.

Cadiz: 3-Hour History & Tapas Private Walking Tour

6. Cadiz: 3-Hour History & Tapas Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a culinary walking tour in Cadiz. You will learn about the history and culture in addition to being surprised with the gastronomy. Go to the best bars in the city and look for the best tapas and the best gastronomic finds. While you go from bar to bar, you’ll be taken to the most important areas of historic and cultural heritage so that you will also visit the oldest city in Europe and discover its highlights. It is said tapas was invented here.  With a local expert as your guide, you’ll learn about the history of Spanish gastronomy and discover the delights of tapas dining on visits of Cadiz’s best bars with local wine, sherry or beer. Try the typical fried fish, Iberian ham and seafood. This tour will avoid the crowded tourist spots and routes so that you will be able to discover authentic local life and taste the typical tapas and wine from Cadiz.

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What people are saying about Cadiz

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4.6 / 5

based on 771 reviews

We had two guides, one in Cadiz (he took us on a city tour of Cadiz before we went to Gibraltar) and one in Gibraltar. The "handover from us" at the border to Gebaltar worked perfectly. Mustafa, our guide in Gibraltar was sensational. He spoke English, but in a way that even those of us who didn't speak English very well understood everything. And then he gave us the opportunity to get in touch with the monkeys on the Affenberg - that was really awesome.

Chada was a great local guide. She walked us through Cadiz and shared so much information including history, how to properly pronounce Cadiz (and a number of other words) and she shared several places to eat and visit. Knowledgeable, fun and passionate! Chada provided a wonderful tour of Cadiz and we will be back! Muchas Gracias!

super trip, lots of sherry to taste, horse show was different to what I expected but worth while, finally visiting Cadiz was a welcome end to the trip although was quite busy due to two cruise ships docked, Guide was excellent giving info about Seville and the towns we visited.

Anna is terrific! Energetic, knowledgeable and very engaging. She makes the city come alive. Outstanding in every way… plus a great source for lunch recommendations. Oh those chickpea and shrimp fitters….

Anna sold Cadiz to us in just 2 hours.. Knowledgable, enthusiastic and great fun to spend time with. She stands out as a guide.