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The Plaza de Sevilla in Cádiz

The Plaza Sevilla in Cádiz is a large urban space located in the interior of the old historic center. Very close to the Puertas de Tierra, its only access from the mainland, it is an important point in the city, as the symbolic Puerta del Mar is also located nearby (facing the emblematic San Juan de Dios square.) It is one of the main accesses to the passenger port area, where the catamarans and large cruise ships are located.

On one side of the square, near the entrance to the port, is one of the two “Liberty Torches” that were installed in the city of Cádiz in 2012 on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Constitution of 1812. The “torch” was designed by architect Antonio Ángel García Moreno, who won the contest organized by the City Council of Cádiz.

In front of the torch stands the classic building of the old railway station, built in 1890, representing a classic work of iron architecture engineering of the time. Currently, it is unused as a passenger station. Next to it is the new train station that extends behind it, and a little further away, the new bus station, making this Seville Square the starting or ending point for most visitors to the city.

In the center of the square is a large circular fountain with landscaped flowerbeds around it, serving as a roundabout for road traffic. Some of the other important historic buildings in Cádiz are distributed around it. One of them is the building of the Old Customs House, a unique and stately building that was inaugurated on October 27, 1959, designed by architect Manuel Ródenas. It is of eclectic historicist style, highlighting its symmetry, its central body with a large balcony and giant Ionic columns, and the successful arrangement of its openings and bicromy of its facade.

Hotel Boutique Convento Cádiz is close to the Plaza de Sevilla

Set in the historic center, this quaint hotel in a 17th-century convent is a 2-minute walk from Cádiz train station, and a short walk to the baroque architecture of Cádiz Cathedral. Caleta beach is 2 KM. The rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes and minibars. Some have sea views and/or sleep up to 3 guests. Amenities include a simple cafe, an ornate chapel, a central courtyard and an exercise room, as well as a library. A breakfast buffet is also available.

On this plaza you will also find the National Tobacco Factory bulding (now converted into the Congress Palace of Cádiz.) The best facade, with neo-Mudéjar reminiscences, faces Calle Plocia. This important brick building, of which its slender conical chimney stands out, is a work of 19th-century industrial architecture, created in 1883, and designed by Federico Gil de los Reyes.

Further up the Cuesta de las Calesas is the Convent and Church of Santo Domingo, a magnificent Baroque complex built in 1650 by Martín Calafate and Bartolomé Ruiz. The church, with expressive Baroque style, was reformed in 1666 by Luis Lojo, and also subsequently in the mid-18th century. Its interior highlights the magnificent marble altarpiece by the Andreoli brothers from 1691, and the altar where the patron saint of Cádiz, Our Lady of the Rosary, is venerated.

Parking close to the Plaza de Sevilla in Cádiz

Also you will find easy parking at Parking Train Station Cádiz (Plaza de Sevilla, s/n 11006, Cádiz)

See the full list of plazas in the city of Cádiz here: https://visitingcadiz.com/plazas-in-cadiz/

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