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Discovering Cádiz: A Journey Through Andalusia’s Coastal Jewel

Nestled on the southwestern coast of Spain, where the Atlantic Ocean kisses the Iberian Peninsula, lies Cádiz—a city steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. Discovering Cádiz: A Journey Through Andalusia’s Coastal Jewel

In this guide, we embark on a captivating journey to explore Cádiz, from its ancient origins to its vibrant modern life. Join us as we uncover the treasures of this coastal jewel, where every corner tells a story of Spain’s rich heritage and maritime legacy.

Cádiz’s Historical Legacies
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Where can I park in Cádiz?

Where can I park in Cádiz? The city of Cádiz is one of the most difficult places to find parking, especially in its historic center. Finding a place to park in Cádiz can become a real chore and ruin the day for someone who decides to use their car to visit the oldest city in Europe. Free parking spaces are practically non-existent in the center of Cádiz and this everyday situation is even more complicated during events such as Holy Week or Carnival, when it is best to just leave the car at home and use public transport.

Beware narrow streets!

Streets in Cádiz are quite narrow, most are one way, and in the older part of town corners and bends can be quite tortuous, of course this is one of the main attractions of the city (when walking) but can be a nightmare when driving a hire car!

NOTE: If you are driving a large motor home or towing a caravan don’t even think about entering the city centre! If you do come to Cádiz in a motorhome, then Parking Reina Sofia Puerto de Cádiz is suitable as it has an 8 metre height limit (see below). Other wise it would be best to park away from the city and use public transport. (Bus line number 1 gets you to the centre)

Hotel parking in Cádiz

Many hotels have their own parking and if not at the very least a temporary parking bay so that you can unload any luggage and the staff will then direct you to the nearest parking. Ask your hotel for information and directions about parking before your stay so that you know what to expect.

Blue and orange zones
  • Blue zone of Plaza de España: There are many parking spots but it can still be difficult to find a place. At certain times of the day it is easier to find a spot, such as early in the morning or at noon on weekdays. On weekends and holidays it’s almost the same difficulty. The price is around 1 euro per hour in the blue zone and 1.20 euros in the orange zone, but only up to a maximum of 3 hours, after which you must move the vehicle to another area.
  • Blue zone of Punta de San Felipe: There is a large parking area but you have to walk a bit to get to the city center. This can be a pleasant walk or a real ordeal depending on the weather! 🙂
  • Blue zone of Alameda Apodaca and Campo del Sur: There are fewer parking spots in this area, making it more difficult to find a place.

If you can’t find a spot in any of these areas, or if you don’t want to look for one, your only option is a public parking lot, but beware during Carnival and some days of Holy Week or the summer holidays, they may be full.

Car parks
Parking IC – Santa Bárbara (Av. Dr. Gómez Ulla, 13, 11003 Cádiz)

Book your parking space at Parking santa Barbara on line in advance here.

Where can I park in Cádiz?

This car park is located on the paseo Santa Barbara near the Genoves Park. Santa Catalina Castle and Caleta Beach are also nearby.

Parking Canalejas (Av. Ramón de Carranza s/n, 11006 Cádiz)

590 spaces available. This is one of the newer car parks in Cadiz, with availability of places indicated with red and green lights. It has 24-hour surveillance and is easy to access when entering or leaving the center of Cadiz. In addition, you will be at San Juan de Dios Square and have easy access to most of the city’s dining options. It is also very close to the Cathedral and Columela street, which is the most commercial street in the city. Website here:

Parking Reina Sofia Puerto de Cádiz (Paseo Almte. Pascual Pery, 4, 11004 Cádiz)

Parking located at the Reina Sofia dock in the port of the city of Cadiz with very affordable rates (around 1 euro per hour). Only a 5-minute walk from the center of Cadiz and the monumental area, with a wide variety of gastronomy and leisure. This car park states on its website that camper vans are welcome.

Parking Muelle Pesquero (Av. Astilleros, 11006 Cádiz)

234 places at 10 euros per day and just over a euro per hour. This is a good option as it is close to Plaza de Sevilla, Ayuntamiento, and San Francisco, which are just a few minutes away.

Parking Valcárcel (Av. Duque de Nájera, 6, 11002 Cádiz)

300 spots at 1.20 euros per hour. It is located in the old Valcárcel school, near Caleta. It’s the best place to take a walk in this area of Cádiz and watch the sunset. It fills up quickly in summer and during Carnival, as it is near the Viña neighborhood.

Parking Santa Catalina known as “Campo de las Balas” in Cádiz (Calle Campo de las Balas, 11002, Cádiz)

200 spots at 1.20 euros per hour. It is a bit hidden and a bit difficult to enter, making it easier to find a spot. The downside is that the ground is dirt, so your car will be dusty when you leave. It is quite close to Caleta and Teatro Falla, but everything else is quite far away. It will take you about 20 minutes to walk from there to Plaza de San Antonio or the Cathedral.

Parking Train Station Cádiz (Plaza de Sevilla, s/n 11006, Cádiz)

200 spots at a price of 1.55 euros per hour. It is approximately the same distance from Plaza de San Juan de Dios (where the Town Hall is located) as the Muelle Pesquero parking lot.

Parking Campo del Sur (Av. Campo del Sur, 49, 11002, Cádiz)

368 parking spots available at a rate of 17 euros per day or 1,90 euros per hour. Note that despite having many parking places, many are reserved for residents, so it tends to fill up quite frequently. This parking is next to the Cathedral and the Central Market.

Parking San Antonio (Plaza San Antonio s/n, 11004, Cádiz)

468 parking spaces available at a rate of 2.45 euros per hour. It is located in the center of Cadiz, next to the commercial streets, Ancha street, Columela, and Mina Square.

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Campo del Sur in Cádiz

One of the most iconic features of the Campo del Sur is the Paseo Fernando Quiñones, a long promenade that runs along the edge of the city facing the ocean. Named after a local writer and poet, the Paseo is a popular spot for walkers, joggers, and cyclists, and it offers stunning views of the Atlantic and the Cádiz skyline.

The Campo del Sur is also close to several notable buildings and monuments, including the Monument to the Constitution of 1812 (in the Plaza de españa), which commemorates the adoption of the Spanish Constitution of 1812 in Cádiz. Not far away you will also find the Roman Theatre and Cathedral. At the end of the Campo del Sur you will find the Peña Flamenca la Perla de Cádiz.

Today, the Campo del Sur continues to be a popular gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Whether you are strolling along the Paseo Fernando Quiñones, enjoying a coffee in one of the nearby cafes, or simply taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful avenue, the Campo del Sur is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Cadiz.

The connection between Havana and Cádiz

The comparison between Cadiz and Havana is often made due to the similarities between the two cities. Both are coastal cities with a strong maritime history, and both have been influenced by Spanish colonialism and the cultures of the Caribbean.

The music of Cadiz, particularly the joyful and rhythmic flamenco, has also been influenced by the music of Cuba, and many musicians from Cadiz have traveled to Havana to learn from Cuban musicians. This cultural exchange has helped to strengthen the connection between the two cities, and has led to a shared appreciation for music, dance, and the joy of life.

This link between Cadiz and Havana was sung by Andalusian singer-songwriter Carlos Cano with the chorus “Havana is Cadiz with more little black ones, Cadiz is Havana with more Salero”, all to the rhythm of habaneras. Cadiz is a city that resembles the tranquil Caribbean character, but, in the south of Spain.

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