What to do in Cadiz?
Cádiz deals with the possibilities of leisure from its simplicity, quality and good
harmony. From discovering the Gadir site (the city’s latest archeological discovery) to
seeing equestrian shows, including sightings of cetaceans. Do not forget the small
details such as enjoying a sunset from the urban beach of the Caleta with privileged
views, and walk and get lost in the Alameda or Celestino Mutis Park.
You will be amazed with the Tavira Tower and its giant lens to see the city in real time. You will be able to give yourself a complete walk through the neighborhood of La Viña or fill your belly in any place with charm of its old town. In fact, and regarding the views from the Tower, it is worth mentioning that Cadiz is known worldwide for its lookout towers. And, if you allow us the recommendation, don't leave without digging your teeth into the “churros” of the Caseta de Manolo. It is the perfect sweet brooch of gold to a stay of 10.
Torre Tavira, the eye which sees everyhitng
From this tower you can enjoy the best views of Cadiz. It is the highest point and on the top there is a pioneering attraction in Spain: the dark camera. It is a giant lens that will show you in every detail everything that is happening in the city no matter how distant it may be. In order to examine the details, it can be seen over the horizon at a certain distance or beneath it. In Cadiz there are many lookout towers that were used in ancient times to spot travelers approaching from the sea. You will have to be aware of the reservations because the visits have limited capacity.
Yacimiento Gadir, the last discovery
In Calle San Miguel, beneath the Puppet Theatre, these Phoenician remains, considered to be the oldest in the West, have been found. The archaeological site is structured in different levels corresponding to the different stages of occupation. Eight houses and fossilized tracks of several bulls and goats of the time are preserved. In the epicentre of the archaeological site is the figure of Mattan, a Phoenician who died in a huge fire in the 6th century BC.
Real Escuela Arte Encuestre
This school is internationally known for its show "How the Andalusian Horses Dance" and it is located 40 kilometres away, in Jerez de la Frontera. Besides attending to this exhibition which shows all the power and strength of the Andalusian horse, you can visit the facilities, the training and museums of equestrian art. In addition, besides being a foundation that promotes shows, it also promotes and preserves this noble art in all its aspects.
Open country, nature, art and caste
Also to 40 kilometers, in the property of Los Alburejos, and with prior reservation in its web page (www.acampoabierto.com), emerges this bullfighting spectacle and a visit to the brave cattle of Torrestrella and the famous horses of Álvaro Domecq. n the freedom of the Andalusian countryside, you will also be able to see how wild bulls, mares, foals and riders working in cowboy dressage live.
Sighting of cetaceans from the Estrecho de Gibraltar
It is possible to sale in a responsible way through the Estrecho, which is an area that is declared as an International Biosphere Reserve, and it is also possible to live a very curious and rewarding experience as well. And why not: exciting. Watching whales and dolphins approaching to boats in order to show off is really a heart-wrenching situation. Moreover, there’s a probability of almost 100% of a sighting happening at every exit, with the guarantee of a second chance in the hypothetical case that does not happen.
Route of the white Pueblos
The abrupt Sierra de Cádiz is home to a group of small villages that are a sign of identity of our land. These towns maintain the typical features of the villages of Al Ándalus, whitewashed in a blinding white that makes them shine under the powerful Cadiz sun. Handicrafts and gastronomy come together in a network of small urban centres among which Roman roads survive; 19 villages that have been marked by the history of some of the conquerors of American lands, moments of Christian reconquest and the attack of the French. Arcos de la Frontera stands out, with a spectacular view because of its location on a cliff; Ubrique, for its legacy in leather handicrafts; and Setenil de las Bodegas, where you can be amazed at the structure of their houses, many of them embedded in the mountains. A splendid route to get lost in an environment full of history and environmental value in the heart of Sierra de Grazalema, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
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