Old Town Cadiz

Cádiz
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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Planeta Cadiz Hostel
Planeta Cadiz Hostel
2 out of 5
Calle Montañés 16, Calle sopranis 28, Cádiz, Cádiz, 11001
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £76 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this hostel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Popular attractions Plaza de Candelaria and Plaza Topete are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Bonita estancia y muy bien ubicada en el Centro de Cadiz. Recomendado para jóvenes viajeros."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2022

Planeta Cadiz Hostel
Casual Con Duende Cádiz
Casual Con Duende Cádiz
1 out of 5
Calle Obispo Urquinaona, 15, Cádiz, 11005
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Cathedral Square and Plaza Topete are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (105 reviews)
"I was very impressed with this hotel, rated as two stars but had all the amenities of any hotel. The staff was very nice, friendly, and helpful. The room was great, the bed was comfortable, and the location was perfect. We were very happy with our stay I would stay there again. I wish we could have ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2022

Casual Con Duende Cádiz
Hotel Argantonio
Hotel Argantonio
2 out of 5
Calle Argantonio, 3, Cádiz, Cádiz, 11004
The price is £143 per night from 17 Aug to 18 Aug
Stay at this hotel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (200 reviews)
"Very attentive and friendly staff - great rooftop patio"

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

Hotel Argantonio
Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
3 out of 5
C/ Corralón de los Carros, 62, Cádiz, Cadiz, 11002
The price is £119 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 beach bars and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (437 reviews)
Cadiz family vacation
"The staff at Plaza was excellent and a special thank you to Carmen who made multiple calls to the airline when our luggage did not come. I would recommend plaza de la Luz to all"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2022

Plaza de la Luz Cádiz
El Armador Casa Palacio
El Armador Casa Palacio
3 out of 5
Calle Ancha 7, Cádiz, 11004
The price is £116 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their reviews. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (257 reviews)
"Beautifully restored building, elegant feel. Close to everything in Cadiz within walking distance."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

El Armador Casa Palacio
Parador De Cadiz
Parador De Cadiz
4 out of 5
Avda. Duque de Nájera, 9, Cádiz, Cadiz, 11002
The price is £227 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 4-star luxury hotel in Cádiz. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (714 reviews)
"Lovely hotel in beautiful location, breakfast was great. Only down point was on day of check out our room was cleaned an hour & a half before we were due to leave, made us a little concerned if same had happened before we arrived."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

Parador De Cadiz
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