Cadiz Tourism

A flourishing and bustling trade centre right from the early ages, Cadiz is the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe. It is believed that the city’s founding is dated back to 1104 BC. However, there is no archaeological data and hence, the city site might be dated earlier than the 9th century BC. Trivia your Cadiz tourist guide might not tell you: according to Greek legend, Hercules founded Gadir (ancient name for Cadiz) after slaying Geryon (the monstrous warrior). Another trivia: Christopher Columbus sailed from Cadiz on his second and fourth voyages to the New World.

Today, Cadiz is a port and a beautiful city situated in southwest Spain. It is an elegant metropolis with ancient ruins and excellent beaches. Located on a peninsula, the city is situated between the mighty ocean on one side and a bay on the other. Fishing, tourism and commerce are the main sources of income for Cadiz. Due to its pleasant weather and sandy beaches, Cadiz tourism has grown a lot over the last decade. With its easy going atmosphere, narrow pedestrian streets, beautiful churches, popular beaches and great sea food, a trip to Cadiz in on almost everybody’s wishlist!  Haven’t you planned your Cadiz itinerary yet?!

Essential travel information and Cadiz tips for your visit

  • It is better to explore Cadiz on foot. Pack your footwear accordingly.
  • Pack a rain jacket or an umbrella. Unseasonal rains might catch you unawares.
  • Do shoot a video of yourself in James Bond- Halley Berry style, emerging out of the ocean at Caleta beach! Travelling is all about making memories right?! 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Cadiz

  • Save 4% Tangier Private Day trip from Tarifa
    Tangier Private Day trip from TarifaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Tangier day trip from Spain is the most popular day excursion to Morocco from Europe.Weoffer quality and informative private ...

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  • Save 5% Cadiz Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Seville
    Cadiz Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Seville13 Reviews

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    Explore the magnificent town of Seville on your own with this cruise excursion departing from the port of Cadiz. You will be ...

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  • Save 7% Cadiz Private Walking Tour
    Cadiz Private Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    This 2.5 hour walking tour is for small group around the greatest monuments of the city of Cadiz. On this tour you will visit...

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  • Gutierrez Colosia Sherry Winery: Guided Visit and Tasting
    Gutierrez Colosia Sherry Winery: Guided Visit and Tasting7 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    Discover the essence of the Sherry Wine by visiting Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia one of the oldest wineries of El Puerto de Sant...

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  • Know the pollution level of Cadiz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Cadiz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cadiz.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.42 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 22.92 (Low)
    • Drug offense 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.83 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 63.73 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.9 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.62 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.15 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cadiz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.48 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.36 USD

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