Discover this amazing city overlooking the Atlantic Ocean: Cadiz
Cadiz, a fascinating city with plenty to do for young and old. Although not a typical tourist attraction the city offers history, culture and best of all some free places to visit and lots to do!
Art and History Together
Walk along the seafront and you’ll find the Baluarte de la Candelaria which is a military fortification and these days is a place where they hold interesting exhibitions with constantly updated artworks on show in the wonderful white-painted halls. The Baluarte is free to enter and well worth the visit, especially for the lovely views of the Atlantic from the windows in each display room.
Castles for All!
Although it’s not possible to go into the San Sebastian castle which is located at the end of a sea walkway (where you may get a little wet with the splashes from the sea – great for kids!). From its gates you can the city so the short hike along the sea walkway leading to the castle is worth getting wet for!
If the kids (big or small) want to see the inside of a castle the pop along to the Santa Catalina castle is a different story. Not only can you enter where you can visit plenty of rooms and where you’ll art exhibitions and more.
The Cadiz Museum
The museum is a treasure of treasure and none more so than two sarcophagi on display which were discovered in the early twentieth century in Cadiz. Also on display are some amazing Phoenician artefacts and displays showing modern art and religious works of the time. Upstairs, via a separate staircase, a puppet exhibition is not to be missed and the best thing is it’s all free if you’re an EU citizen or resident. And even if not the cost is just €1.50.
Walking Tour of Cadiz
One of the best things about Cadiz is that it is extremely easy to walk around the city with specially prepared walking routes which can’t be missed as they are all brightly coloured. En route you’ll discover the market a roman amphitheatre, the old town walls and the historic (and modern) cathedrals. Plenty of info too in both English and Spanish for the visitor, and again it’s all free!
This is the document that was signed declaring Spain’s constitution over 200 years ago and it can be found on display at Spain’s first constitution was signed 200 years ago, and you can learn all about it in the Oratorio de San Felipe Neria which, once again, is free. Well worth a visit even if the information is only in Spanish because the history of this document speaks for itself. Keep an eye out for some great hologram displays and a table hanging from the ceiling!
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