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Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

1. Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

Make the most of your stay in Cádiz with a three-in-one walking tour of the old town. This experience includes tickets to several monuments to explore the culture, art, and traditions of these emblematic landmarks: the Cádiz Cathedral, which is visible from any point of the city and whose crypt is the tomb of some celebrities like Manuel de Falla and Jose María Pemán. The work lasted more than one century and it is composed of different styles and materials. You will visit the Roman Theatre, whose getaways under Barrio del Pópulo takes you to the Roman period and its popular shows. This very well preserved monument give the opportunity to go inside and enjoy the great Teatro Romano de Gades. You will put an end to tour journey on the top of Tavira Tower in the heart of the old town, this emblematic lookout tower is located, where it has been contemplated the evolution of the city, its traditions, history, and breathtaking sunsets.

Cadiz: Medieval Tour

2. Cadiz: Medieval Tour

Explore the center of ancient Cadiz, a city where a rich cultural, architectural, and culinary heritage has been created over a number of distinct historical eras. Your 2-hour guided visit begins in the main San Juan de Dios Square, where the Town Hall is located. Visit the ancient Roman neighborhood known as the Pópulo, reconstructed over the ages. You’ll find buildings from the Phoenician period, the Roman theater, the 18th-century New Cathedral and its museum, and the walled quarter of Almohad origin. Learn about the history of Cadiz as you walk along its streets and through its squares. Enter the New Cathedral to admire its Baroque and Neoclassical styles and the mythical defensive wall known as the Gates of Earth.

Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

3. Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

Explore the locals' favorite establishments, discovering the local gastronomy and vibrant lifestyle of Cádiz on this tapas tour. Stroll through the picturesque, historic streets with your local guide. As you pass through various neighborhoods, your guide will be sure to bring to visit four different, and highly recommended bars for a variety of food and drinks. Taste a wide variety of local produce including cheese, cured meats from the province's villages. You will also get to try the popular pescaito frito (Cádiz's famous fried fish), as well some original specialties from the best restaurants during your tour. Wash down these delicacies with a glass of local wine, or a refreshing beer if you prefer. Discover the real Cádiz, a true local experience. 

Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

4. Cadiz, Jerez or El Puerto: White Towns of Andalusia Day Trip

Surround yourself with picture-perfect beauty, as you explore some of the most sublime villages in the whole of Spain. Navigate the winding streets of Arcos de la Frontera, and marvel at whitewashed facades adorned with brightly colored flowers. Experience the magic of an area steeped in Moorish history, and admire the emblematic monuments of the town. Revel in the scenery as you continue on to picturesque Grazalema, nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Cádiz. Explore the old town of Ubrique, situated between the Grazalema and Los Alcornocales parks. Wind your way through its medieval streets and quaint squares, and snap your camera at splendid fountains and flowers. Delve deep into Andalusian culture as you relax in a local restaurant to enjoy traditional food from the region.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

5. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

6. Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

Visit one of Cádiz's most fascinating and long-standing watchtowers with an entry ticket to the Tavira Tower. See the sprawling city views beneath you from its rooftop, and visit its 2 exhibition halls. Walk up the Tavira Tower — a focal point of cultural interest in Cádiz. Situated at the highest lookout point in the old town, the tower witnessed the trade and prosperity of the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. See what that prosperity created by looking out onto the city. During your visit, go through the tower's 2 exhibition halls and make the most of the most scenic views of the city from the rooftop. In the first hall, learn what a Camera Obscura is and discover other Cameras Obscuras in the world. In the second hall, learn about the city's 18th century history, and finally, take in a 360-degree view of the entire city from the open rooftop terrace.

Cadiz: City Bike Tour

7. Cadiz: City Bike Tour

See the best of Cadiz from the saddle of a bike and discover the best of the city's shops, restaurants and historic sites. Benefit from the services of a multilingual guide and learn about the oldest city in Europe in just 3 hours. Pedal one of the iconic orange bikes to the most emblematic corners for a fun and relaxed experience. Learn more about the main points of interest in the historic center, where highlights include a Roman theater and old city gates carved into medieval walls. Bring the kids and the grandparents: this activity is perfect for all ages!

Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

8. Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the historic city of Cádiz by bike on an eco-friendly, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Cycle the narrow lanes of the Old Town under the shadow of the golden dome of the New Cathedral. Pedal along the wider boulevards of newer areas and learn the history of the city as an important trading port founded by the Phoenicians. Discover hidden corners and hear local stories with the help of an English-speaking guide as you cruise your way around the city on a fun and entertaining adventure.  Get tips on all the other must-see sights in Cádiz along the way to help you make the most of the rest of your stay in the beautiful city.

Cadiz: City Walking Tour to Torre Tavira and the Cathedral

9. Cadiz: City Walking Tour to Torre Tavira and the Cathedral

Discover Cadiz, a thousand-year-old city with history hidden behind every corner. Navigate the charming streets passing historical landmarks and off-the-beaten-path gems on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Along with your guide, visit two of the most impressive monuments in the city. First, see the Cádiz Cathedral, famously built with oyster stone. Step inside and admire the spectacular interior. Then, explore the winding streets in Populo´s Quarter and hear about the legends and history of the area from your local guide. Arrive at the Tavira Tower, the largest and most important of the old watchtowers of the city. Climb the tower and admire panoramic views of Cadiz.

Cadiz: Guided City Tour

10. Cadiz: Guided City Tour

Explore the oldest city in the west of Spain and learn more than 3,000 years of history on a sightseeing tour of Cadiz. Hear about the many civilizations and cultures that have left their mark on the city, from the Phoenicians and Romans to the present day. Listen to anecdotes and stories from its rich heritage, and learn about its artistic legacy, culture and gastronomy. Hear tales of the Napoleonic period and the city's part in the 18th-century trade routes with India along with the establishment of the Spanish Constitution of 1812, considered one of the most liberal of its time. 

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What people are saying about Cadiz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 771 reviews

Mateo was AWESOME...very informative....took us to a variety of spots..ancient ruins, churches, central market, showed us restaurants for lunch and how to get to the best beach after lunch with beds and umbrellas

An enjoyable evening. A gentle stroll with friendly conversation and stories. Accommodated food preferences/intolerances.

Maria was very knowledgeable and very friendly, a tour guide with heart and mind! It was very interesting!

Well planned excursion. The guide, Charo, was both experienced and plesent.

Tour guide was easy to find, articulate & knowledgeable.