12 Best Things To Do in Cadiz, Spain

by Ketki Hanamshet Updated on 15 Oct 2018

A lake town in Kentucky which is popular as a weekend getaway spot, Cadiz bestows upon visitors a string of recreational activities, attractions, and events. Framing the picturesque Lake Barkley, this town is a destination that is brimming with lush greenery. However, the list of Cadiz points of interest goes way beyond green meadows and trails – there is so much more to explore here! There are various places to visit in Cadiz that fall into numerous categories like museums, theatres, markets, and farmlands. The tourist attractions in Cadiz also include the famous Land Between the Lakes area which is a well-known hiking and camping region. To know more about things to do in Cadiz, check this list out :

1. Participate in outdoor recreational activities at the Land Between the Lakes

Must see in cadizImage Source: flickr.com

Spread across a huge area of 170,000-acres, Land Between The Lakes is a national recreation area that offers a wide array of outdoor activities to people of all age groups. Occupying a part of western Kentucky as well as Tennessee, Land Between The Lakes is also a popular hiking spot due to the numerous trails crisscrossing through the vegetation. The primary point of attraction here is the Homeplace, a working 19th century farm where visitors get to see the farming and harvesting processes of 19the century crops using tools of that era. 

2. Spend time with zebu cows at the Herndon Farms Miniature Zebu Cow Haven

Housing the largest and finest herd of zebu cows in the US, Herndon Farms Miniature Zebu Cow Haven is a unique attraction in Cadiz. This breed of cows is unique due to its naturally small physical features – they are usually less than 3-feet tall and have prominent humps. They are one of the oldest breeds of domestic cows and hence, assume a special importance in the agriculture and animal-husbandry sector. A visit to the Herndon Farms Miniature Zebu Cow Haven will present you with a one-of-its-kind opportunity to spend time with these gentle creatures.

3. Appreciate art at the Janice Mason Art Museum

A popular art museum in southwestern Kentucky, Janice Mason Art Museum was established with the aim of promoting public interest in art through the paintings and programs. Apart from conducting special exhibitions of works by internationally acclaimed artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Sol Lewitt, Jasper Johns, and Chuck Close, this museum also showcases the works of regional artists and students. They also host regular art classes for people of all age groups as well as interesting and interactive programmes like poetry contests, musicals, and dinner dances.

4. Go fishing in the Lake Barkley

Must see places in cadizImage Source: flickr.com

A popular spot for boating and fishing in Cadiz, Lake Barkley is a huge waterbody spread across the Livingston, Lyon, and Trigg counties in Kentucky as well as the Stewart and Houston counties in Tennessee. The Lake Barkley region is a well-known recreational spot among families owing to the plethora of outdoor activities that it offers. From boating and fishing to biking, hiking, and hunting, the huge number of options make Lake Barkley region an ideal spot for relaxation. You can also stay at any of the resorts and lodges lining the periphery of this lake. 

5. Spend a charming evening in Downtown Cadiz

If you look past the rustic natural beauty of Cadiz, you will come across a charming and a historic downtown region that is decked with lovely shops, restaurants and other local attractions. As you make your way through the lively downtown area, you are sure to have an enchanting time eating at the restaurants, shopping at the boutiques, and clicking photos of the attractions. 

6. Wine and Dine at The Sunshine House & Wine Cellar

Top tourist destinations in cadizImage Source: flickr.com

Perfect for a family-meal, The Sunshine House & Wine Cellar is a bakery-restaurant that features lip-smacking food to the patrons. Their exclusive collection of dishes made by following their secret recipes has gained fame all over Cadiz. Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Parmesan fries dipped in homemade ranch dressing, Chicken Salad, Blueberry-Cherry Cobbler, Tortilla Soup, Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich, and decadent cupcakes are some of the signature and must-try dishes at the Sunshine House & Wine Cellar. 

7. Catch a performance at the Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre

A creative space at the Cadiz Community Art Centre, Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre hosts various performances and shows by upcoming artists. The theatre also strives to bring different historic events to life through the shows that it hosts. In addition to attending a performance here, you can also check out their schedule to see if they are hosting any workshops or events during your stay in Cadiz.

8. Shop at the stores on Main Street

Nothing short of a paradise for those who love anything vintage and antique, the Main Street of Downtown Cadiz is a popular shopping avenue in the city which is known for the huge range of antique shops, consignment and thrift stores it houses. You will also come across a number of artsy boutiques, chic stores, and gift shops along this street. Providing an end-to-end solution for all your souvenir-shopping and retail therapy needs, the Main Street in Downtown Cadiz is a must-visit place.

9. Celebrate the tradition of ham-curing at the Ham Festival

Top tourist attractions in cadizImage Source: pixabay.com

Trigg County is known all over the globe for its famous ham-curing industry. The annual Country Ham Festival of Cadiz is hosted in the month of October every year to celebrate this ham-curing tradition. It is a two-day event in which a carnival-like atmosphere takes over the city and there is delicious food and lively entertainment all around. From the mouthwatering smell of pit-smoke barbecue to the carnival rides and the petting zoo, there are numerous things that entice visitors to travel to Cadiz during this festival.

10. Buy some fresh produce at the Cadiz-Trigg Downtown Farmers Market

What to see in cadizImage Source: flickr.com

An assortment of locally-grown veggies, freshly procured locally-sourced hams and meat, and delicious Amish-made jams, jellies and baked goods are sold at the Cadiz-Trigg Downtown Farmers Market. Do not miss out on this chance to buy these local goodies and fresh produce when you are in the Downtown Cadiz region.

11. Get sporty at Higher Elevation Climbing

Knockerballs, human gyroscope seater, orbit donuts, mobile rockwalls – seems like something straight out of a sci-fi movie for kids, doesn’t it? Well, it is not! Higher Elevation Climbing is a service in Cadiz from where you can either rent this equipment of indulge in these exciting games! Enjoy the adrenaline-rush and have a sporty time with your buddies at Higher Elevation Climbing. 

12. Relish steaks at the Harper House Restaurant

Tourist spots in cadizImage Source: maxpixel.net

A quintessential American steakhouse in Cadiz, Harper House Restaurant is located right off Interstate 24 and hence is easily accessible. The rustic décor and the diverse menu makes dining at the Harper House Restaurant a memorable experience for the patrons. Tableside Guacamole, Hot Chicken and Waffles, Harper House Salad with Seared Tuna, Braised Short Rib Poutine, and Shrimp and Brisket Tacos are some of the most recommended and noteworthy dishes in the Harper House Restaurant.

Author
Author: Ketki Hanamshet
Usually lost in a reverie, Ketki is someone who absolutely refuses to live in the practical world. While she has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, she should be honored mastery in procrastination. If you see her slouching on a couch, ask...

Are you looking for a Cadiz travel itinerary? Create an itinerary within minutes, on your own!

Top Cadiz Activities And Tours

Explore the best things to do in Cadiz. These are the most preferred tourist activities.

  • Save 5% Morocco Tangier Full-Day Tour from Cadiz with Lunch
    Morocco Tangier Full-Day Tour from Cadiz with Lunch6 Reviews

    Duration: 14 Hrs

    Visit the magical city of Tangier on this full day trip departing from Cadiz, Jerez, Rota, El Puerto and Chiclana. After a sc...

    Book Now
  • 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 ...

    Book Now
  • Save 5% Cadiz Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Seville
    Cadiz Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Seville12 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 ...

    Book Now
  • 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...

    Book Now

Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cadiz, Spain

Must see places in Cadiz ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Cadiz and point of interests to visit.

  1. Torre Tavira

    # 1 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 1062 times in trip plans
    Torre Tavira

    Tags: Landmark, Tower

    Address: Calle Marques del Real Tesoro, 10, 11001 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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 o...Read more

  2. Cadiz Cathedral

    # 2 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 1061 times in trip plans
    Cadiz Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Plaza de la Catedral, s/n, 11005 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    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 i...Read more

  3. Museum Of Cadiz

    # 3 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 935 times in trip plans
    Museum Of Cadiz

    Tags: Exhibition

    Address: Plaza de Mina, s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    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...Read more

  4. Gran Teatro Falla

    # 4 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 983 times in trip plans
    Gran Teatro Falla

    Tags: Outdoors, Theatre, Architecture

    Address: Plaza Fragela, s/n, 11003 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 wa...Read more

  5. Castle Of San Marcos

    # 5 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 730 times in trip plans
    Castle Of San Marcos

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Plaza de Alfonso X el Sabio, 3, 11500 El Puerto de Sta Maria, Cadiz, Spain

    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...Read more

  6. Castle Of San Sebastian

    # 6 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 737 times in trip plans
    Castle Of San Sebastian

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Paseo Fernando Quinones, Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 e...Read more

  7. La Cava Taberna Flamenca

    # 7 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 668 times in trip plans
    La Cava Taberna Flamenca

    Tags: Bar, Food And Drinks, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: Calle Antonio Lopez, 16, 11004 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 09:30 am - 11:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  8. Castle Of Santa Catalina

    # 8 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 822 times in trip plans
    Castle Of Santa Catalina

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: 11002, Calle Campo de las Balas, 5A, 11002 Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  9. Pylons Of Cadiz

    # 9 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 708 times in trip plans
    Pylons Of Cadiz

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark

    Address: Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. ...Read more

  10. La Caleta

    # 10 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 701 times in trip plans
    La Caleta

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment, Nature

    Address: Cadiz, Spain

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  11. Hotel Spa Cadiz Plaza

    # 11 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz
    Hotel Spa Cadiz Plaza

    Address: Glorieta Ingeniero la Cierva, 3 11010 Cádiz, Spain +34 956 07 91 90

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is situated in GlorietaIngeniero La Cierva 3, 11010 Cadiz. This is best place to stay for beach lovers. It is just 2km away from the old town. You can take a bus or cab. Anyone who want to go by bi...Read more

  12. Balandro

    # 12 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 1 time in trip plans
    Balandro

    Address: Alameda de Apodaca, 22 11004 Cádiz, Spain +34 956 22 09 92

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

  13. Hotel Argantonio

    # 13 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz | Added 43 times in trip plans
    Hotel Argantonio

    Address: Calle Argantonio, 3 11004 Cádiz, Spain +34 956 21 16 40

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is situated in calleArgantonio 3, 11004 Cadiz. The staff of this hotel is very friendly and helpful. It is located in old town of Cadiz. You can walk through the streets to visit the nearest places...Read more

  14. La Cueva

    # 14 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz
    La Cueva

    Address: Autovía A-382 Jerez-Arcos, Km 3,5 11406 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain +34 956 18 91 20

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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.  

  15. Regio Hotel

    # 15 of 289 Things To Do in Cadiz
    Regio Hotel

    Address: Cadiz

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is situated in Avenida Ana de Viya 11, 11009 Cadiz. It is just 5min away from the Victoria beach. It is in your budget just for $68 per night.  

Find Your Cadiz Attractions on Map

Find more places to see in Cadiz

  • Plaza de España

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Puertas de Tierra

    Avenida Andalucia, 2

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Oratorio de la Santa Cueva

    Calle Rosario, S/N

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Barrio el pópulo

    Plazuela de San Martín, 1-2

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Cofradia de Penitencia de la Buena Muerte

    Calle Rosario, 47

    Historic and Protected Sites
  • Torre Poniente de la Catedral

    Catedral de Cádiz. Plaza Pío XII, S/N

    Historic and Protected Sites
View On Map
  • Jardines Salva

    Cno. Águila, 59

    Forests
  • Castle Invest

    Calle Peña del Águila, 1

    Forests
View On Map
  • Castillo de Santa Catalina (Cádiz)

    Campo de las Balas, S/N

    Museums
  • Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz

    Calle Santa Inés, 9

    Museums
  • Museo de Cádiz

    Plaza de Mina, S/N

    Museums
  • Museo de Vino y Toros

    Feduchy, 17

    Museums Landmarks
  • Museo Taller Litografico

    Plaza la Constitución, 0

    Museums Landmarks
  • La Casa del Obispo

    Plaza de Fray Felix, 5

    Museums Landmarks
View On Map
  • Recreativos Sedeño

    Avenida Portugal, 11

    Amusement Parks
  • Otero Chulian Edmundo

    Calle de San Juan de Dios, 2

    Amusement Parks
  • Xogos de Nenos

    Calle Fernandez Ballesteros, 2

    Amusement Parks
  • Operadora Gaditana de Juegos

    Avenida Ana de Viya, 10

    Amusement Parks
  • Corbacho Pierre Louis

    Paseo Maritimo, 11

    Amusement Parks
  • Ivitron

    Riva, 8

    Amusement Parks
View On Map
  • El Telescopio - la Tabla Restaurante

    Calle Doctor Herrera Quevedo, 2

    Restaurants Bars Breweries
  • Bar la Palma

    Virgen de la Palma, 7

    Seafood Bars Landmarks
  • El Teniente Seblon

    Calle Posadilla, 4

    Middle Eastern Bars
  • Arsenio Manila

    Paseo Marítimo, 12

    Bars Restaurants
  • Quilla

    Avenida Duque de Nájera, S/N

    Restaurants Bars
  • Cervecería 100 Montaditos

    Calle Cobos, 21

    Bars Restaurants
View On Map
  • Casino Gaditano

    Plaza San Antonio, 15

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bingo la Camelia

    Avenida Ana de Viya, 7

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Romgar

    Avenida Cayetano del Toro, 23

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Bingo Victoria

    Avenida Cayetano del Toro, 23

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Jerezano

    Calle Torneria, 22

    Casinos and Gaming
  • Casino Nacional

    Calle Porvera, 6

    Casinos and Gaming
View On Map
  • Parque González Hontoria

    Dog Parks
  • Parque Niagara

    Dog Parks
  • Parque Entreparques

    Dog Parks
  • Parque canino Atocha

    Dog Parks
View On Map
  • Playa de la Caleta (Cádiz)

    Avenida de Duque de Nájera, S/N

    Beaches
  • Cadiz, Spain

    Beaches
  • Cortadura Beach

    Beaches
  • Playa de Camposoto

    Beaches
  • Playa de Santa Catalina

    Beaches
  • Playa Rota

    Rodrigo de Triana, 15

    Beaches
View On Map
  • Genatur

    Polígono Industrial Guadalquivir, Nave, 36

    Hiking
  • La Lobera

    Hiking
  • Pinares de Roche

    Hiking
View On Map
  • Armeria Lechuga

    Paseo de las Delicias-Torrelobaton, 7

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Plomadas ecológicas Rockobomb

    Hunting and Fishing
View On Map
Show More

What To Do in Cadiz: Day-Wise Ideas

Find what not to miss in Cadiz! Recommended Cadiz itineraries and vacation ideas created by travelers across the world.