Free parking in Cadiz can seem almost an impossible mission, as the city is gradually losing free parking spaces. Something that becomes even more difficult in the summer season, because it is a city that receives many visitors. However, in today’s article we bring you some possibilities so that you can park for free in the city of Cadiz, without having to worry about payments or rotational changes.
What we most desire when we visit a city is not to have to pay for parking. This can become a mission of great difficulty that ends with our patience and our energy, turning a pleasure trip into a real hell. However, there are some spaces in Cadiz where it is still possible to park without having to spend money or worry about time slots and rotation changes.
On one hand, On the Carretera Industrial we can find a parking space that has been fitted out to make up for the absence of the parking spaces that have been replaced by the work on the bicycle lane. Specifically, we have 304 parking spaces. On the other hand, although further away from the centre, we can also find Punta de San Felipe, on Paseo Pascual Pery.
In front of the Parque Genovés, on Avenida Dr. Gómez Ulla, as well as on the streets near the Simón Bolívar Monument, we can still find free parking areas. However, we must add that you would be very lucky to find parking in these areas, as they are usually very busy.
In Puertatierra we can find free parking areas in Avenida de Andalucía, Bahía Blanca, San Severiano, as well as in the streets behind the Ciudad de Cadiz sports complex.
The blue zone is free as long as the parking time does not exceed three hours. The intention of these zones is to promote an equal distribution for all, since the parking space in the public thoroughfare is too limited, and thus its use by a large number of citizens can be optimized, as pointed out by the Municipal Company of Mobility and Parking of Cadiz (Emasa).
However, the policy is difficult for those who have to park their car to go to work, as they have to move their car every three hours, and normally these offices or places of employment are located within the regulated areas.
During the summer season the blue zone is extended, and the same formula is implemented in the Paseo Marítimo, being possible to park from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00. In addition, this year the area of Avenida Cayetano del Toro, which is located between the Glorieta Ingeniero de la Cierva and Cortadura, which was a free parking area, is now regulated.
Numerous spaces have also been established in the beach area of Cadiz that now form part of the blue zone: Avenida Fernández Ladreda, Av. Amílcar Barca, Callejón del Blanco, Calle San Juan Bautista, Paseo Marítimo, Av. Cayetano del Toro, Av. José León de Carranza and Glorieta Cortadura.
In case we have not been able to find any parking available in the blue zone, we can opt for the orange zone, which is mainly for residents, and has also been considerably extended for the summer months.
As of July 1 the areas affected are Plaza Santo Angel de la Guarda, Cruz Roja Española, Almirante Vierna, Muñoz Arenillas, Marianista Cubillo, Cielo, Dorotea, Pereira, Fernández Ballesteros, Doctor Fleming, Brazil, Arcángel San Miguel, San Bartolomé, Marqués de Copranis.
Futhermore, all these new areas, we must add those that were already operating on a regular basis. Such as, Plaza Tres Carabelas, Calle Méjico and Av. del Descubrimiento, the old bus station in Plaza de Sevilla, and Glorieta Ingeniero la Cierva.
All the difficulties that we have already explained make it very difficult to find free parking in Cadiz. So many people choose to use the paid parking lots. Which are often also full due to the high demand.
As a result, this situation has been aggravated since the changes to the blue zone and the obligatory rotation of vehicles after three hours of parking. For those people who have to park their cars to go to work the car parks have become the only possible option.
The prices of the parking lots are variable, being, within the historical center, some zones more economic than others. For example, the Muelle Reina Sofía, the Muelle Pesquero, Valcárcel and Campo de las Balas car parks are the best options.
There are also underground car parks in the centre: Santa Bárbara, Campo del Sur and El Tenis. Although these are more expensive options than those already mentioned. The most expensive car parks are Puerta del Mar, Ciudad de Cádiz, Ingeniero la Cierva, Nino, Rebollo, among others.
The City Council is in the process of providing 1,254 parking spaces in the historic centre, of which 879 will be reserved for residents, and 375 will be mixed. This regulation will make it possible for the residents of the old town to find it less difficult to park their vehicles.
Nevertheless, this policy will be negative for visitors, as there will be less supply to park. The spaces that will be enabled as a green area are the park of the Wall, the streets of San Carlos, among others.
When you have the car parked we recommend that you discover this amazing city with our best guides. In this way, you can’t miss our Free Tours in Cádiz