Category Archives: What to see in Cádiz

Eco-Friendly Cádiz: Sustainable Tourism Options

Cádiz, with its rich history and vibrant culture, also offers numerous opportunities for eco-friendly tourism. Exploring Cádiz with an eco-friendly mindset not only enriches your travel experience but also contributes to the sustainability of this stunning destination. Plan your greener getaway and discover the myriad ways you can enjoy Cádiz responsibly.

From sustainable accommodations to environmentally conscious dining and activities, here’s how you can enjoy Cádiz while minimizing your environmental impact.

Eco-Friendly Accommodations

Hotel Convento Cádiz

Hotel Boutique Convento Cádiz is a 17th-century convent in the centre of Cádiz and just 25 metres from the Palacio de Congresos Conference Centre. It has a charming interior courtyard. Hotel Boutique Convento Cádiz maintains original design with pretty archways, Baroque marble pieces and ornate stonework. Each attractive room has modern décor, a minibar and a flat-screen TV. Dating from 1635, the convent belongs to the Dominican Order and there are still monks inhabiting the building. The convent has a church, a cloisters and a chapel, which is also a listed building.

Hotel el Convento Cádiz
Eco-Friendly Cádiz: Sustainable Tourism Options. Located in a restored 17th-century convent, Hotel Convento Cádiz focuses on sustainability. The hotel uses energy-efficient systems, recycles waste, and provides eco-friendly amenities for guests. Staying here not only offers a unique historical experience but also supports sustainable tourism.

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Discovering the Charms of Cadiz: A Guide for Cruise Passengers

Cádiz, with its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture, is a favorite stop for cruise ships. Whether you’re planning your first visit or are a seasoned traveler, there are always questions about making the most of your time in this beautiful Spanish city. In this guide, we’ve compiled and answered the top 10 questions from cruise ship visitors to help you navigate Cádiz with ease and confidence. From transportation tips to must-see landmarks, our answers will ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable experience in this enchanting port city.

Cádiz for Cruise Passengers: Your Top 10 Questions Answered

How far is Cádiz cruise port from the city center?

The Cádiz cruise port is conveniently located very close to the city center. It is approximately 500 meters, or about a 5 to 10-minute walk, from the port to the historic heart of Cádiz. This proximity makes it easy for cruise passengers to quickly access the main attractions, restaurants, and shops without needing extensive transportation​.

How far is the beach from the cruise port in Cádiz?

The nearest beach to the Cádiz cruise port is La Caleta Beach, which is about a 20-minute walk or a short bus ride away. This beach is known for its scenic beauty and historical significance, making it a popular spot for visitors looking to relax by the sea while still being close to the city’s amenities​.

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The Mercado Central in Cádiz

The Mercado Central in Cádiz is not only a famous indoor food market located in the historic center of the city, but also one of the oldest covered markets in Spain, having served the people of Cadiz for over 186 years. Visitors can stroll through the market’s stalls and indulge in the traditional Andalusian cuisine, such as fried fish, tapas, and sherry.

The Mercado central in Cádiz is, of course, included in our audio guided tour of the city. Read more here:

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
As you would expect, lots of fish at the mercado central in Cádiz!

The market, located in the Plaza Libertad was designed by Torcuato Bejumeda in the neoclassical style, featuring a square plaza enclosed by a Doric portico. The market is not only a place to shop for a wide variety of fresh seafood, meats, fruits, vegetables, and other local products, but also a hub of local culture and a meeting place for the people of Cádiz.

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
Fresh local vegetables at the mercado central in Cádiz

Opening times are 9am to 3pm every day except Sundays.

The Rincón Gastronómico

The Mercado Central in Cádiz also features the “Rincón Gastronómico”, which has different opening hours from the rest of the market. It’s open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 3:30pm and on Tuesday to Thursday from 8pm to midnight On Fridays and Saturdays from 8 pm to 1am.

If you are vising Cádiz and want to try the local food then the Rincón Gastronómico is the place to taste typical products of Cádiz.

The Mercado Central in Cádiz
The Mercado Central in Cádiz also features the “Rincón Gastronómico”. A great place to try tasty local tapas.

The Mercado Central is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the city of Cadiz, not only for its historical significance but also for its fresh and delicious local produce. Whether you’re looking for fish, fruit and vegetables, meat, groceries, or local tapa and tastes, the Mercado Central is a great place to visit.

Further reading

Wondering what to eat whilst you are visiting Cádiz? Take a look here for a few tips about the gastronomy of Cádiz:

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The Plaza de San Juan de Dios in Cádiz

Nestled in the heart of the historic center, Plaza de San Juan de Dios is one of the most important squares in the city, steeped in history and charm. Its irregular layout is a testament to its rich past, dating back to the 1500s when it served as a bustling center of urban activity and trade with the Americas.

The town hall in the Plaza San Juan de Dios in Cádiz.
The town hall in the Plaza San Juan de Dios in Cádiz.

As you stand in this vibrant square, take a moment to admire the impressive architecture that surrounds you. The Town Hall, an exquisite example of Elizabethan style from the 1700s, stands as a symbol of the city’s heritage and grandeur.

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 Plaza San Juan de Dios is included in the Visit Cádiz audio guided tour. In fact, its the last stop in our tour of the city. Check it out here:

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

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Immerse Yourself in Cádiz’s Rich History: A Guided Audio Tour.

Welcome to Cádiz, often referred to as “La Tacita de Plata,” or “The Little Silver Cup.” I’m Clive, are you ready to immerse yourself in Cádiz’s rich history: A guided audio tour? I’m excited to lead you on an immersive audio walking tour through Cádiz, where history, culture, and romance intertwine with VoiceMap.

Buy the audio guide at Voicemap here:

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Seamless Exploration

You’ll begin the audio tour at the iconic Puerta de Tierra, the historic gateway that took over 200 years to complete, as part of the medieval city’s expansion in the 1500s. From there, I’ll show you Plaza de Tortugas’ charming Turtle Fountain en route to Plaza de Mina, the cultural heart and soul of Cádiz, where you’ll find the Academy of Fine Arts and the Museum of Cádiz.

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