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The fortress of Santa Catalina

After the Anglo-Dutch sack of the city in 1596, King Felipe II sent the engineer Cristóbal de Rojas to Cádiz to carry out a defense project. Rojas considered that the quickest and most effective way to protect the city was to design a fortification in the bay of Santa Catalina. So, in order to defend the most vulnerable maritime borders of the city of Cádiz, the fortress of Santa Catalina was built.

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Cádiz’s Cultural Jewel: The Teatro Falla in the Plaza Fragela

The Teatro Falla, “the house of the blushing bricks,” owes its unique charm to the unusual reddish hue of its façade. Nestled in the El Mentidero neighborhood in the Plaza Fragela, the Teatro Falla is a splendid specimen of Neo-Mudejar architecture.

Not only does it take center stage during the city’s lively carnival in February, but it also hosts a diverse array of performances, encompassing theater, music, dance, and opera throughout the year.

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The Plaza de Mina in Cádiz

The Plaza de Mina in Cádiz is one of the most emblematic and historic squares in the city and is located in the heart of the historic center. The plaza’s name pays homage to General Espoz y Mina, a celebrated hero of the War of Independence and a businessman who donated the land to the city in the late 18th century.

Uncover the Charms of Cádiz with Clive: A Unique Audio Walking Tour with VoiceMap
Uncover the Charms of Cádiz with Clive: A Unique Audio Walking Tour with VoiceMap

The Plaza de Mina is part of the Visit Cádiz audio guided route. Check it out here: https://visitingcadiz.com/immerse-yourself-in-cadizs-rich-history-a-guided-audio-tour/

Or, just scan the QR code on the left with your mobile phone.

Plaza Mina Suites

Set in a former merchant’s palace dating from 1888, this refined “all-suite” hotel is close to the Plaza de Mina. It is a short walk to Genoves Park, which runs along the shores of the Bay of Cádiz, and 10 minutes to La Caleta Beach. The chic 1- and 2-bedroom suites feature Wi-Fi, kitchens and living/dining rooms, as well as French balconies, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Upgraded suites have furnished terraces and there is a rooftop terrace with a bar and fantastic views.

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The Plaza de España in Cádiz

If you’re planning a visit to the city of Cádiz, then the Plaza España should definitely be on your list of places to visit and explore. As one of the main landmarks in the city, the plaza is a hub of activity and a central gathering point for both locals and tourists.

Plaza de España, Cadiz

One of the most striking features of the Plaza de España is its stunning architecture, a captivating testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of Cádiz. As you step into the square, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a mesmerizing blend of architectural styles that span centuries, each building telling its own unique story.

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Paseo de Canalejas and the Plaza de las Tortugas

The Paseo de Canalejas and Plaza de las Tortugas form a green area of 8,510 m2 and 1,060 m2 respectively, located between the Provincial Council Palace and Plaza de San Juan de Dios.

The area is bordered by Avenida del Puerto and the commercial cruise port to the east and Avenida 4 de Diciembre de 1977 (formerly known as Avenida Ramón de Carranza) to the west.

The audio guided tour of Cádiz
Uncover the Charms of Cádiz with Clive: A Unique Audio Walking Tour with VoiceMap
Uncover the Charms of Cádiz with Clive: A Unique Audio Walking Tour with VoiceMap

The Paseo de Canalejas and the Plaza de las Tortugas are included in the Voicemap Cádiz audio guide. Read more about the audio guide here: https://visitingcadiz.com/immerse-yourself-in-cadizs-rich-history-a-guided-audio-tour/

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