Weekend in Cádiz: things to do

At Flamenco Villas our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable vacation. If you are planning to travel for a weekend in CadizWe give you a list of all the activities you can do during your visit to this Andalusian city, so we want to answer the question: ¿?what to do on a weekend in Cadiz?

Below, you will find a list of the best things to do during a weekend in this beautiful Andalusian city:

Climb up the Tavira Tower and enjoy the view.

We start with one of the activities that you can not miss during your weekend trip in Cadiz, climbing up the Tavira Tower. From there you can enjoy the best views of the whole city. This tower is located at about 45 meters above sea levelbeing the highest point of the old area of the city.

In addition, if you go to this tower, its views are not the only thing you can enjoy. Inside it you will find one of the attractions that attracts more tourists, the camera obscura. It is a mechanism that projects moving images of everything that is happening outside.

If you want to go for a weekend in Cadiz and you want to enjoy this plan, it is best to book in advance. In the case of the viewpoint, you can also visit it without admission. The opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm from October to April, and from 10 am to 8 pm from May to September. In addition, the fee to enjoy the camera obscura is 6 euros.

Visit the city's cathedral

You can't set off for a weekend in Cadiz and not visit the impressive cathedral of the city. It is true that it is not the most impressive and monumental of all Spain, but it has a charm. There you will be able to see the different mixes of styles, such as baroque or neoclassical. Also, if you visit on a sunny day, you can see how the golden tiles of the dome glow.

In Villas Flamenco we recommend, in addition to visiting the interior of the cathedral, that you climb the Clock Tower. There you can enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire city. The opening hours may also vary depending on the time of the year, being from 10 am to 7 pm from November to March, except on Sundays when it is from 1 pm to 7 pm. In the months of April, May, June, June, September and October the schedule is from 10 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays when it is from 1:30 pm to 30 pm.

On the other hand, during the months of July and August, the opening hours are from 10 am to 9 pm, except on Sundays, when the schedule changes from 1:30 pm to 9 pm. One of the mandatory visits that you must make on your way through the city.

Enjoy a sunset from La Caleta beach

If there is one thing that makes the city of Cadiz stand out, it is for the many stunning beaches it has. Therefore, if you plan to spend a weekend in Cadiz, one of the plans that you should do is to going to watch the sunset at the Caleta beach. This plan can be done both in summer and winter, being able to live a totally unique moment.

Stroll through the incredible La Viña neighborhood

If the city of Cadiz has become famous all over the world for something, it is for the incredible carnivals that take place every year. For this reason, if you want to spend a weekend in Cadiz and you don't know where to go, you should take a walk through all the corners of the city. neighborhood of La Viña.

This is considered to be the heart of the city, as it is the place where where the famous carnivals are held. This area was formerly the old fishermen's quarter and its narrow, cobblestone streets are lined with bars and restaurants that show the true essence of the city.

Among the many nooks and crannies hidden in this neighborhood, you can find the Virgen de la Palma StreetThe beach is totally flanked by palm trees and also has the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Palma. Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful corners hidden in the city of Cadiz.

Taste the best dishes in town

One of the best plans you can make during a weekend in Cádiz is to go to one of the many bars and restaurants in the city and enjoy a drink in one of them. taste its exquisite gastronomy. Some of the dishes you can't miss to try are the shrimp tortillas, fried fish or the delicious marinated dogfish..

The best thing to do is to go to the walled area of the city, as there you will find a large number of bars and restaurants. To be exact, if you want to have a good time of tapas, you should go to Virgen de la Palma street, San Martin square or Plaza de las Flores. You will live a totally unique experience that will leave you wanting to return.

Another recommendation for your weekend plans is to enjoy the incredible nightlife. It is true that throughout the year you can find a wide range of bars, pubs and nightclubs, but during the summer months the nightlife increases a lot. If you travel with your friends you can't miss going out at night to dance and have a few drinks.

Visit the Genoese park

Another of the points that you can find inside the old walled area of the city is the Genoa Park. If you spend 3 days in Cadiz, you must walk through this incredible park considered a tropical orchard. This is a botanical park that is very well maintainedIt is the perfect place to go with your partner, as it is very romantic.

There you can find different lakes, waterfalls, stone sculptures and different palm trees, whose origins can be traced back to the XVIII century. If you finally take a walk through this beautiful park, you will not regret it. You can have a moment of tranquility while enjoying the beauty that hides this corner of the city.

Learn history at the Museum of Cadiz

If there is something that characterizes the city of Cadiz is the great history of the city, considered the oldest city in Europe. The best way to immerse yourself and get to know all its history in depth is to make a visit to the museum during your weekend in Cadiz. There you will be able to know the whole tour of the city, from prehistoric times to Roman times.

In addition, one of the reasons why you should not miss a visit of this kind is because of two works considered very valuable. Two sarcophagi of Phoenician origin that are inside the museum and that will help you to know better the history of the city. As for the opening hours, from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 9 am to 3 pm. On Mondays the museum is closed.

Likewise, your visit is free of charge for all citizens of the European UnionThe price for those of other nationalities is only 1.50 euros.

Contemplate the fortress of Santa Catalina

If during your weekend in La Tacita de Plata you decide to visit the beach of La Caleta, next to it you will find an impressive fortress, the Santa Catalina Castle. This dates back to XVI centuryoffering a breathtaking view of the entire beach of La Caleta and a large part of the coast of Cadiz.

Also, if you are thinking of visiting this place, you should know that the entrance is free, and you can visit the different battlements and bastions. One of the reasons why it is worth visiting this castle is because of the good state of preservation that have all the elements. The schedule varies according to the time of the year, being in autumn and winter from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, while in spring and summer it is from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm.

Visit the great Falla Theater

Another of the places you must visit during your weekend in Cadiz is the famous Gran Teatro Falla. This is the most imposing of the entire city and is very famous for being the site where the contest of the Carnival of Cadiz is celebrated. Chirigotas, choirs, quartets and comparas gather there.

If you travel during the months of January and February, you can enjoy all the splendor of the carnival in the city. On the other hand, during the rest of the year there are many functions that take place in the theater. For this reason, a plan that can not miss during your weekend in Cadiz is to visit the theater and enjoy a good show.

Walk along the promenade

If there is something that stands out in the city of Cadiz, it is for having one of the most beautiful promenades in the whole country. Once you have strolled through all the corners of the historic center of the city, you can go to the promenade and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean..

During your walk you can go all around the old city, while watching the different boats parked in the harbor. If during the weekend in Cadiz there is a lot of wind, going to the promenade is one of the activities that people like the most. You will be able to observe how the strong waves break, creating totally unique pictures.

Go to El Puerto de Santa María

If you have a car and you have time during your weekend in Cadiz, one of the excursions you should make is to visit the famous town of El Puerto de Santa María. This is considered one of the jewels of the province and is only 20 kilometers from the city. This makes it possible for you to visit and return in the same day.

There you will be totally amazed by the more than 600 palace houses. In addition, inside you can see how well preserved are the traditional courtyards, where you can see different plants and flowers. Undoubtedly, one of the areas that attracts more tourism for its beauty and the incredible beaches around it.

Take advantage of this opportunity and take a free tour of the city

If you are thinking of spending a weekend in Cadiz, but have no idea what places to visit, we recommend that you opt for one of the many Free Tours that are made in the city. With this, you will be able to be accompanied by a tour guide who will explain the history of the city. as you walk through it.

The best way to avoid staying if you do this route is to book before traveling. It is true that this kind of tours are free, but the guides usually live on tips from tourists. So the best thing to do if you liked the tour is to tip the guide.

The best lodging for your weekend in Cadiz is in Villas Flamenco

It has become clear that Cádiz is a city that offers a a great number of possibilities if you decide to visit it during a weekend. There are many corners, bars, museums, fortresses, viewpoints and other incredible places that this city hides. One of the best cities in Spain to spend a relaxing and fun vacation.

In Villas Flamenco we care a lot about your accommodation, for this reason, we have available a great variety of villascottages y apartments in the town of Conil de la Fronteravery close to the city of Cadiz. Undoubtedly, all our accommodations have everything you need to make your stay as comfortable and perfect as possible.

Come to one of our accommodations with your partner, family or group of friends and spend one of the best weekends of your life.

If you would like more information about our accommodation offer or if you have any questions, contact with us and we will be happy to help you!

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