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Old Town Cadiz
Cadiz

Old Town Cadiz

Get an idea of what Cadiz was like in centuries past when you tour the plazas, churches and defensive structures of its ancient core.

The Old Town of Cadiz is a picturesque jumble of cobbled streets, ancient churches, plazas and pastel-colored buildings beneath a skyline dominated by the cathedral’s golden dome. Discover historic gems as you navigate the centuries-old roads and thoroughfares.

One of the Old Town's most significant buildings is the Cathedral of Cadiz, an imposing Baroque and neoclassical masterpiece from the 18th and 19th centuries that’s crowned with a dome of glazed yellow tiles. Step inside to explore the chapels and the crypt and climb up the cathedral’s Torre de Poniente tower for outstanding city views.

East of the cathedral are the remains of a partially excavated 1st-century Roman amphitheater. Sit on the ancient stone seats and learn about the venue’s history in the interpretation center. Afterward, visit the Iglesia de Santa Cruz, a 13th-century church built on top of a mosque. The building is a 17th-century reconstruction after most of the original was destroyed during the English assault on Cadiz in 1596.

From here stroll along the waterfront past the cathedral until you reach the Castillo de Santa Catalina, a star-shaped 17th-century fortress. Tour the parade ground, chapel and ancient rooms and visit in summer for the open-air concerts. Walk east for a few minutes to the Oratory of San Felipe Neri, a Baroque church where Spain’s first constitution was signed, in 1812. To learn more about this momentous event go next door to the Cortes Museum.

A few minutes’ stroll to the east of the museum is the Oratorio de la Santa Cueva, an 18th-century church with a subterranean chapel. View the building’s rich collection of religious art including paintings by Spanish romantic painter Francisco Goya. Walk north from here to get to the Plaza de España, home to the Monument to the Constitution 1812. Stay for refreshments in one of the nearby bars or restaurants.

To get to the Old Town of Cadiz come by bus, taxi or drive. Street parking is difficult to find in this part of the city, but it’s possible to find spaces where you can park for a fee in lots inside and around the old town.


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Parador De Cadiz
Parador De Cadiz
4 out of 5
The price is £83 per night from 8 Jun to 8 Jun
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Cadiz, La Caleta Beach, and El Gran Teatro Falla. Cadiz Cathedral and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (597 reviews)
"The location of this hotel is ideal and the rooms are bright, modern, spacious and make the most of the incredible views. We upgraded to a junior suite which was well worth the extra. The only thing I would have liked would have been a small fridge in the room to keep our water cold but other than ..."

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Parador De Cadiz
Hotel de Francia y París
Hotel de Francia y París
3 out of 5
Plaza de San Francisco, 6, Cadiz, Cádiz
The price is £56 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Catacumbas del Beaterio, El Gran Teatro Falla and Cadiz Cathedral. La Caleta Beach and Playa ...
4.1/5Very Good! (216 reviews)
"Overall a great experience. Wheelchair friendly. For us the perfect location situated centrally in the old city. Friendly staff and clean. Excellent choice for breakfast. Would visit again. 9 out of 10."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Hotel de Francia y París
Senator Cádiz Spa Hotel
Senator Cádiz Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £71 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza de Candelaria and Cadiz Cathedral. El Gran Teatro Falla and La Caleta Beach are ...
3.9/5Good! (200 reviews)
"The best thing for me was the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. They answered many queries cheerfully. The hotel was, in my opinion, not 4 star by English standards. However, my room was comfortable and the buffet breakfast was made pleasant by delicious freshly squeezed orange juice. I ..."

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Senator Cádiz Spa Hotel
Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
4 out of 5
The price is £56 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of La Caleta Beach, El Gran Teatro Falla and Cadiz Cathedral. Playa de la Victoria ...
4.3/5Excellent! (380 reviews)
Fabulous room
"We had a great stay here. The room was fabulous, it was top floor, had a large balcony with sea views. The location was great, only a few minutes walk to everywhere. I can highly recommend a stay at Plaza de Luz Cadiz"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
Hospederia Marqués
Hospederia Marqués
1 out of 5
Calle Marqués de Cádiz 1, Cadiz
The price is £34 per night from 30 May to 30 May
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this guesthouse is steps away from Casa de las Cadenas and Cadiz Cathedral. El Gran Teatro Falla and La Caleta Beach are also within ...
3.5/5Good! (31 reviews)
"The staff went out of their way to help! Even with my translations in Spanish. They helped with providing local information"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

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El Armador Casa Palacio
El Armador Casa Palacio
3 out of 5
Calle Ancha 7, Cadiz
The price is £68 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Old Town Cadiz, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of San Antonio Square, El Gran Teatro Falla and Cadiz Cathedral. La Caleta Beach ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (200 reviews)
Really good!
"In the city Centre, very nice apartments. Good airco and quiet"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2020

El Armador Casa Palacio
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