Things to do in Cadiz

This ancient port city takes you in with its historical architecture, sunny beaches, and fresh seafood.

Our most recommended things to do in Cadiz

Cadiz: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

1. Cadiz: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

Once a launching point for ships sailing to the New World, the 3,000-year-old City of Cadiz is now famous for the picturesque, Moorish charm of its old central quarter. Your City Sightseeing bus provides convenient stops at the beautiful Cathedral, the Central quarter enclosed within the City walls and the bay area. Tour Stops: 1. Avenida del Puerto 2. Plaza de la Hispanidad 3. Puertas de Tierra 4. Catedral 5. Playa Caleta 6. Hotel Parador/Parque Genoves 7. Iglesia del Carmen 8. Plaza de España 9. Hotel Parador/Parque Genoves 10.Catedral II 11.Playa Santa Maria 12.Playa Victoria 13.Plaza de Sevilla 14.Bahia de Cadiz

Cadiz: Medieval Tour

2. Cadiz: Medieval Tour

Explore the center of ancient Cadiz, a city where a rich cultural, architectural, and culinary heritage has been created over a number of distinct historical eras. Your 2-hour guided visit begins in the main San Juan de Dios Square, where the Town Hall is located. Visit the ancient Roman neighborhood known as the Pópulo, reconstructed over the ages. You’ll find buildings from the Phoenician period, the Roman theater, the 18th-century New Cathedral and its museum, and the walled quarter of Almohad origin. Learn about the history of Cadiz as you walk along its streets and through its squares. Enter the New Cathedral to admire its Baroque and Neoclassical styles and the mythical defensive wall known as the Gates of Earth.

Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

3. Cadiz: City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike

Discover Cadiz and all its beautiful hidden places on a city tour by bike. Your tour will begin at the Segway Spot Shop, close to the main Square Plaza San Juan de Dios (town hall). The head to the main attractions: Plaza España, Alameda de Apodaca (North Coast), a little walk in the amazing Parque Genoves, La Caleta (Castle Santa Catalina), Campo del Sur (South coast) and a little glimps of the new part in Cadiz at la Playa Santa Maria/Playa Victoria. Ride with a professional tour guide who will be able to answer any questions you may have as you explore the city, and entertain you as you speed along. Your group will stop at the most beautiful spots in the city so you can get amazing photos or just soak up the atmosphere. 

Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

4. Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour

Explore the historic city of Cádiz by bike on an eco-friendly, 3.5-hour sightseeing tour. Cycle the narrow lanes of the Old Town under the shadow of the golden dome of the New Cathedral. Pedal along the wider boulevards of newer areas and learn the history of the city as an important trading port founded by the Phoenicians. Discover hidden corners and hear local stories with the help of an English-speaking guide as you cruise your way around the city on a fun and entertaining adventure.  Get tips on all the other must-see sights in Cádiz along the way to help you make the most of the rest of your stay in the beautiful city.

Cadiz: Guided City Tour

5. Cadiz: Guided City Tour

Explore the oldest city in the west of Spain and learn more than 3,000 years of history on a sightseeing tour of Cadiz. Hear about the many civilizations and cultures that have left their mark on the city, from the Phoenicians and Romans to the present day. Listen to anecdotes and stories from its rich heritage, and learn about its artistic legacy, culture and gastronomy. Hear tales of the Napoleonic period and the city's part in the 18th-century trade routes with India along with the establishment of the Spanish Constitution of 1812, considered one of the most liberal of its time. 

Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

6. Sancti Petri: 1-Hour Sunset Catamaran Cruise

See the Bay of Cádiz from the water with a shared catamaran cruise from the Port of Sancti Petri. The 1-hour trip takes you towards Sancti Petri Castle and the Costa de la Luz towns of Chiclana, San Fernando, and Cádiz. Relax aboard the catamaran, take in views of the amazing sunset, and enjoy a glass of cava or a soft drink. You can choose to add live music by a saxophone player, if you select the option. The cruise will end back at the port of Sancti Petri. Enjoy its beach and traditional tapas bars at your leisure.

Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

7. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the history and heritage of the city of Cádi . Along the way, you will stroll through Central Market , Las Flores Square, at the heart of La Viña. Start in la Plaza San Juan de Dios, THE beautiful Town Hall Square and go through the El Populo neighborhood, and see old cafés, boutiques, markets, and bookstores. Taste a typical Tapas after the tour (not included in the price) and then enjoy a short trip on one of Cádiz vintage trams.

Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

8. Seville: Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip

Enjoy a combined 10-hour tour of Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz, and experience world famous wines and one of the most spectacular equestrian shows in the world. Your guide will introduce you to the world of wine at one of the best wine cellars in Jerez, world famous for its sherry production. Learn the process that goes into making the famous wines, from the soil to the sunlight, and deep-rooted production techniques. Taste several types of sherry in a typical bodega. Continue to the Royal Andalucían School of Equestrian Art Foundation to watch the “How the Andalucían Horses Dance” show, regarded as one of the finest equestrian ballets, with choreography based on traditional and cowboy methods of taming wild horses. Drive along the Costa de la Luz to Cadiz, where a local guide will take you around the city center to see the Neoclassical 17th-century cathedral. You will then have some free time to enjoy lunch and explore Europe’s oldest city on your own.

Cadiz: City Bike Tour

9. Cadiz: City Bike Tour

See the best of Cadiz from the saddle of a bike and discover the best of the city's shops, restaurants and historic sites. Benefit from the services of a multilingual guide and learn about the oldest city in Europe in just 3 hours. Pedal one of the iconic orange bikes to the most emblematic corners for a fun and relaxed experience. Learn more about the main points of interest in the historic center, where highlights include a Roman theater and old city gates carved into medieval walls. Bring the kids and the grandparents: this activity is perfect for all ages!

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

10. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

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What people are saying about Cadiz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,531 reviews

Chada was a great local guide. She walked us through Cadiz and shared so much information including history, how to properly pronounce Cadiz (and a number of other words) and she shared several places to eat and visit. Knowledgeable, fun and passionate! Chada provided a wonderful tour of Cadiz and we will be back! Muchas Gracias!

Anna sold Cadiz to us in just 2 hours.. Knowledgable, enthusiastic and great fun to spend time with. She stands out as a guide.

The best way to see and learn about the city. We covers a lot of ground and it was fun.

Our guide Maria Iniguez was excellent. She was both funny and informative

Marta was excellent and very knowledgeable, enjoyed our visit immensely.