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Published on :   08/05/2016

What to see in Cadiz?

Cadiz, a coastal city in south-western Spain, is the capital of the province of the same name. Located in the autonomous community of Andalusia, the city looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. Let's explore what makes this place so special through three major sites not to be missed when visiting Cadiz.


We start with the Plaza de España. This imposing square is characterised by its white, semi-circular monument beautifully surrounded by abundant vegetation. Formerly known as the Plazuela del Carbón, it was extended to mark the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution. The square contains the Monument to the Constitution of 1812, created by the architect Modesto López Otero and the sculptor Aniceto Marinas.

The old centre includes the most distinctive square in Cadiz, the Plaza de las Flores. The colourful  flowers on display and for sale in the shops on the square, and the elegant homes many of which have painted facades in delicate pastel colours and wrought iron balconies, make it a favourite location for large numbers of visitors and locals alike.

The Cathedral of Cadiz, characterised by its gleaming white colour, was built over a period of 116 years, which explains the diversity of styles on show. A quaint little market sells local produce just next to the cathedral.

Find out more about our cruises on the Guadalquivir River.