What to do in Cadiz

Visit Cadiz during a Mediterranean cruise

Introduction

Cadiz, half island, half peninsula, is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. The Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs were fascinated by its beauty and great location. There is a myth in which Hercules divides Europe and Africa, creating the Strait of Gibraltar and Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe, with over 3000 years of history.

Famous navigators such as Christopher Columbus used the port of Cadiz as a starting point for their trans-Atlantic trips. Cadiz, also known as "Tacita de Plata" (Silver Cup), has a strong maritime and colonial character. Its inhabitants are known for their good humor and hospitality.

Practical

Cadiz is a delightful city to visit. Most monuments are located within walking distance from each other so the city is easily explored on foot. 3 to 4 hours are sufficient to explore the city. You can also take some rest on one of the small beaches.

Popular ports for an excursion to Cadiz are: