A visit to the Supply Market or Square (Mercado de Abastos) is a must. You are sure to discover a corner replete with daily life, where the people of Cadiz ‘Gaditanos’ chat with traders while they do their daily shopping.
Try the traditional breakfast ‘Churros and Hot chocolate’. Visit La Marina Cafeteria, located in a corner of the square with the flower merchants, or buy hot sugary churros from one of the stalls next to the market. You can purchase a mug of traditional thick hot chocolate from any bar, where you can sit and enjoy the churros you just bought.
You can stroll through the historic centre and lose yourself in the one of many narrow, cobble stoned streets or visit the Dark Room at the Tavira Tower, the Western Tower (Torre de Poniente) in the Cathedral of Cadiz.
There are great views over the city from Plaza de San Juan de Dios. Take a stroll along the Playa de la Caleta (Little Cove Beach), where the boats rest under the attentive gaze of the Castles of Santa Catalina (on the right) and San Sebastián (in the background), where films have been shot including Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond). Next stop is the Castle of San Sebastián. To get there, cross the Puente Canal (next to the Playa de la Caleta) on foot which is a lovely walk. From the other castle, Santa Catalina, you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen.
Roam along the Campo del Sur, which many people claim is very similar to the Malecon in Havana. And if you still have energy and time, you can reach the Playa de la Victoria on foot, and from there to the Playa de Cortadura, which borders Cadiz along the coastline and is a pleasant stroll.
- Private Guided tour Cadiz: £130 per group (1-30 people) Mon-Fri
- Cadiz self-guided tour (audio guide and map provided): £16 per person
- Sightseeing bus: £20 per adult and £10 per child (60 minutes guided walking tour included)