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Cádiz: City Walking Tour with Pópulo and Cathedral

1. Cádiz: City Walking Tour with Pópulo and Cathedral

See all the sites and hear stores of Phoenicians and Romans as you immerse yourself in this historic city. Start your tour at the Plaza de San Juan de Dios. Learn about the unique history of Cádiz from your expert, professional guide. Tour the medieval neighborhood of Pópulo and walk on the boardwalk of the Campo del Sur. View the beautiful Cathedral of the Holy Cross near the water's edge. Stroll the atmospheric streets as you hear stories of the Phoenician, Roman and Spanish heritage of the city. Linger at squares like Plaza de las Flores and Plaza de Mina, before completing your tour at the Plaza de España.

Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

2. Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

Immerse yourself in Cadiz's lesser-known secrets and mysteries on this walking tour. Wander through the silent and shadowy streets of El Pópulo and La Viña. See sights such as the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, Plaza de la Cruz Verde, and the Basílica of San Juan de Dios. Start your tour in Plaza de San Antonio and learn about the square's paranormal activity and the theories that surround it. Continue towards the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in La Viña and learn about its hidden past. Wander through the maze-like streets of Cadiz's center, including Calle Solana and Calle Sagasta, to reach San Lorenzo Parish. Continue along Calle María Arteaga and learn about the street's fascinating namesake before reaching Plaza de la Cruz Verde. Learn about the shocking past that lies behind the square's palm trees and restaurants. Next, continue to the vibrant El Pópulo, the city's oldest neighborhood where you will discover some medieval secrets. Finish the tour in Plaza de San Juan de Dios and witness the breathtaking Basílica of San Juan de Dios. At the end of your tour, you'll receive a souvenir to remember your tour.

Cadiz: Mysteries and Crimes Walking Tour with Souvenir

3. Cadiz: Mysteries and Crimes Walking Tour with Souvenir

Uncover Cadiz's criminal history on this walking tour. Stroll through the now-safe streets of the El Pópulo neighborhood and unearth the truth about some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Puerta de la Tierra and the Convent of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Start your tour in Plaza de San Antonio and learn about the square's horrifying past as the scene of a mass burial during the Phoenician times. Continue to Callejón de Tinte and learn about the mysterious woman who haunts this alleyway. Next, head to the Convent of Nuestra Señora del Rosario where you will learn about Cadiz's role in the Spanish slave trade. Continue to the bustling shopping street of Calle Nueva in the El Pópulo neighborhood and discover the shocking murder mystery case of Juan Páez, the lost child of El Pópulo. In the Santa Maria neighborhood, learn about Cadiz's gypsy witches and their cruel execution. Finish the tour in Puerta de la Tierra, where your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to continue your criminal exploration of the city.

Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

4. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Your guide will explain, in the language you prefer, more than 3000 years of history until nowdays. Along the way, you will stroll through Central market , Las flores Square, at the heart of La Viña. Look at the Caleta beach in the atlantic ocean. Learn about the first constitution of Spain made in Cádiz, at beautiful Plaza España Square, Walk through the elegant San Antonio Square and el populo neighborhood, and see old cafés, boutiques, markets, and bookstores. Taste a typical Tapas (not included in the price) and then enjoy a short trip on one of Cádiz vintage trams.

Spain: Full-Day Private Tour to Cádiz & Jerez

5. Spain: Full-Day Private Tour to Cádiz & Jerez

There are few places in Spain which can lay claim to the international recognition enjoyed by Jerez. Thanks to its wine, Jerez or sherry, the equestrian tradition, the bulls, flamenco and motor racing, this Andalusian town’s name has been known far and wide for many years. The Phoenicians arrived in the surrounding area some 3000 years ago to establish a colony called Xera, which became known as Ceret under the rule of the Romans and Sheres or Xeres when it became an Arabic fortress. Under the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, the prosperous trading of its famous wines with the English began. The Muslims left a deep mark on the town as well including the layout of the quarters situated in the heart of the old Arabic city town center such as San Lucas and San Mateo, where the church of the same name is to be found, the Market Square (housing the Archaeological Museum) and Riquelme Palace. But without a doubt, the most important Al-Andalus feature is the Alcázar de Jerez situated within the walled enclosure of the mosque, the Arab baths and the olive garden with its cisterns and fountains in perfect harmony with the Baroque palace of Villavicencio built upon the ruins of the original Islamic palace with a tower where the visitor can find the original camera obscura. The “Tacita del Plata” is considered the oldest city in the Western World. It was founded (in 1100 BC) by the Phoenicians, a seafaring people who turned Gadir into an important trading colony where the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Muslims would all subsequently settle. An open, cosmopolitan city, its port was chosen by Columbus as the point of departure for his second voyage to the New World. The city would then become, after the decline of Seville, the port to The Indies, drawing the flow of trade with the American continent. This frantic commercial activity then brought about an era of economic, cultural splendor, when Baroque palaces with their characteristic towers offering amazing views were built. The cathedral, which can be seen from the sea, and its golden tiled dome fit perfectly into the Cadiz cityscape with its colonial air. It combines both the Baroque and Neoclassical styles, and its treasures are amongst the most important in Spain. The intense trading activity with the Indies awakened the greedy interest of pirates, which led to the city being fortified. The remains of the original although renovated crossfire defense system designed by Vauban make up an important part of the heritage of Cadiz. La Puerta Tierra, the city gates, retain sections of walls and semi-bastions such as those of San Roque and Santa Elena, on both sides. A stroll through the Campo del Sur will afford you with a view of the Los Mártires and Capuchinos defense bastions by La Caleta, which is guarded by San Sebastián and Santa Catalina Castles. Heading towards the boulevard Alameda Apodaca, the La Candelaria Bastion and the San Carlos Walls can also be seen. The Puerta Tierra Walls clearly divide the new city regained from the sea –built along a great avenue and along the extensive, landscaped promenade– and the old. The historic center of the city has narrow streets and small squares in popular districts such as La Viña – the fisherman’s district - the Mentidero, Santa María (true home of flamenco song) and El Pópulo.

From Seville: Private Day Trip to Cádiz with Guide

6. From Seville: Private Day Trip to Cádiz with Guide

Embark on a day trip to the seaside city of Cádiz from Seville. Benefit from the services of a private chauffeur and guide. Explore the main sights of the city including the Old Town, El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the scenic journey from Seville to Cádiz. Meet your guide in the Old Town for a private tour of the city. Enjoy up to four hours of free time with your guide and wander around vibrant areas such as El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María. Listen to your guide as they take you through the city's fascinating history. Stroll through narrow winding alleys, large plazas, and numerous parks with exotic plants brought by Christopher Columbus. Admire monuments and landmarks such as the Cathedral of Cadiz, the Roman theater (one of the largest in the world), the monument of the Constitution, and the Tavira Tower. After your guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace and stop for lunch at one of the city's many delicious restaurants. At the end of the day, hop back into the car and head back to Seville.

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What people are saying about El Pópulo, Spain

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

The experience was very good. It allows you to have a vision of the city and delve into its history. We did it 5 people, while we saw other groups, very numerous. better this way

I gave it to my parents and they loved it, Begoña, who was my guide, seemed charming to them and explained everything very well and very pleasant. All a success the gift!

The visit to Cádiz with Begoña is very pleasant. He provided us with a lot of interesting information, also answering our questions. Very small group. recommendable

Begona was a great guide. Essential explanations that allow you to understand the place where you are

It is recommended to get more than just an idea of the city