Best Things To Do in Cadiz, Spain

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PLACES TO SEE

Tourist attractions in Cadiz are made up of Castles, beaches and museums. Here are a few must see attractions:

  • Castle of San Marcos: Situated at an half an hour drive’s distance from Cadiz, the Castle of San Marcos is a sight to behold! Built in the 13th century on the site of a mosque, the castle was created by Alfonso X the Wise. Admission into the castle is by guided tour and appointment only.
  • Torre Tavira: The Torre Tavira is a lookout tower in the city of Cadiz. It is situated in the centre of old town area and, at 45 metres above sea level, used to be the highest point in the city. One of the things to do in Cadiz is climb atop the tower and check out beautiful 360° view of the city.
  • Cadiz Cathedral: A must see tourist attraction of Cadiz, the Cathedral was built in the 18th century and took around 116 years to complete! Built in High Baroque and Neoclassical style, it is topped by a yellow tiled dome.
  • La Caleta: La Caleta is a small picturesque beach in Cadiz. Wondering where you have seen it before? It is the same beach where Halle Berry sensually walks out of the sea in the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’! 

Below we have a list of things to do in Cadiz and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Cadiz getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Cadiz with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Cadiz

Here is the list of things to do in Cadiz and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Torre Tavira

    4.5 (1062 Votes)
    Torre Tavira

    Landmark, Tower

    The Torre Tavira is a lookout tower in the city of Cadiz. It is situated in the centre of old town area and, at 45 metres above sea level, used to be the highest point in the city. The tower was the official watchtower in the 18th century. The Torre Tavira is divided into 5 major segments- the reception, the First Hall, the Second Hall, Camera Obscura ® and the Terrace. The reception includ...Read more
  2. Cadiz Cathedral

    4.5 (1061 Votes)
    Cadiz Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The Cadiz Cathedral, also known as ‘Catedral Nueva’ in Spanish, was built in the 18th century and took around 116 years to complete! Built in High Baroque and Neoclassical style, it is topped by a yellow tiled dome. This element adds a Moorish feel to the cathedral. Visitors are granted access to the roof of the cathedral to take a closer look at the dome. From the top, one get...Read more
  3. Museum Of Cadiz

    4.5 (935 Votes)
    Museum Of Cadiz

    Exhibition

    The Museum of Cadiz offers a journey through the history of the city and that of Spain. The Museum is divided into three sections. These are the Phoenician and Roman archaeological artefacts, the Fine Arts section and the Ethnography section. The first one has outstanding Phoenician sarcophagi from the 5th century BC. The Fine Arts section has on display paintings from the 16th-20th centuries. ...Read more
  4. Gran Teatro Falla

    4.7 (983 Votes)
    Gran Teatro Falla

    Outdoors, Theatre, Architecture

    The Gran Teatro Falla is a theatre in Cadiz. Boasting of marvellous and intricate architecture, Adolfo Morales de los Rios was the architect behind this red-bricked neo-Mudejar majesty. The theatre was constructed between the years of 1884 to 1905. Following renovations in the 1920s, the theatre was renamed the Gran Teatro Falla, in honour of composer Manuel de Falla. If you have time, catch a ...Read more
  5. Castle Of San Marcos

    4.4 (730 Votes)
    Castle Of San Marcos

    Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Situated at an half an hour drive’s distance from Cadiz, the Castle of San Marcos is a sight to behold! Built in the 13th century on the site of a mosque, the castle was created by Alfonso X the Wise. It was later the home to the Duke of Medinaceli. Trivia- Christopher Columbus and Juan de la Cosa list among prominent guests of the castle! Visit to the castle is by guided tour and is by a...Read more
  6. Castle Of San Sebastian

    4.2 (737 Votes)
    Castle Of San Sebastian

    Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    The Castle of San Sebastian is located at one end of La Caleta and is set on an islet which was, according to classical tradition, also home to the Temple of Chronos. The Castle was built during the early 1700s and was built to defend the north flank of the city. Within the castle walls, you will find a modern-day lighthouse which was installed in 1908. The picturesque castle along with the Cal...Read more
  7. La Cava Taberna Flamenca

    4.6 (668 Votes)
    La Cava Taberna Flamenca

    Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Entertainment

    For great food and authentic Spanish hospitality and entertainment, head over to La Cava Tabrena Flamenca! It is a traditional tavern with a distinctive flamenco feel to its decoration and furnishings. This is the place to be for an evening full of fun, food and drinks. Flamenco performances are conducted at night, generally between 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm.
  8. Castle Of Santa Catalina

    4.4 (822 Votes)
    Castle Of Santa Catalina

    Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    The Castle of Santa Catalina is a 17th century castle built for defensive purposes to defend the northern side of La Caleta beach. Spread across a vast area, the castle provides beautiful views of the sea and the city of Cadiz. The premises of the property are now used as an exhibition centre and concert hall. Free tours of the Castle are conducted by the Tourism office of Cadiz.
  9. La Caleta

    4.6 (701 Votes)
    La Caleta

    Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment, Nature

    La Caleta is a famous beach in Cadiz. A haven for denizens as well as tourists, La Caleta (caleta meaning creek) is the smallest beach in the city. The area around the beach has small coloured houses and palm trees and the beach is sort of protected by the castles of San Sebastian and Santa Catalina making it the most picturesque beach of Cadiz. Being a major trade route in the past and having ...Read more
  10. Pylons Of Cadiz

    Outdoors, Landmark

    A prominent fixture in the skyline of Cadiz, the Pylons of Cadiz aka the Towers of Cadiz, are two tall pylons supporting a double-circuit 132 kV three-phase AC powerline over the bay of Cadiz, Spain. The powerline starts at Puerto Real Substation and ends at the substation of the former Cadiz Thermal Power Station. If you want to capture good pictures of the Cadiz skyline, clicking photos of th...Read more
  11. La Cueva
    It is located in CallePlocia / cerca de Plaza de San Juan de Dios, Cadiz. Here you will get international food. It is good for vegetarians.  
  12. Balandro
    It is located in Alameda Apodaca, 22, 11004 Cadiz. Here you can get Contemporary Andalucía Cuisine. You have to reserve your place before going because this restaurant is full of locals all the time. You will get menu card in English as well as in Spanish as per your choice.  
  13. Taberna El Tio De La Tiza
    It is located in Plaza Tio de la Tiza, Cadiz. It is best for seafood lovers. The staff is helpful and friendly. It will cost 38€ for 2 starters, 2 main courses and a bottle of wine. 
  14. Park Genoves

    4.5 (1092 Votes)
    Park Genoves

    Park, Entertainment, Play, Picnic Spot

    Park Genoves is a beautiful park situated near Caleta beach, in the old centre of Cadiz. Having a children’s play area, water features and trees cut and trimmed into interesting shapes, the Park Genoves is a tranquil place and you must visit it while on your tour of Cadiz with family. A fun thing that your kids will enjoy doing is exploring the cave feature near the duck pond! The Park is...Read more
  15. Villa Romana La Salinilla
    The Villa Romana La Salinilla within its five hundred meters of landscaped plot offers excellent accommodation for up to ten guests. With three bedrooms, ten beds, and two baths, the Ibizan styled houses sprawled on two floors operate as two self-catered houses. The houses with Mediterranean porch overlooks the bay as well as the saltwater pool with solarium and fountains of pipes. The Villa Ro...Read more