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Cadiz: Medieval Tour

1. 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.

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

2. 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.

Cadiz: Guided City Tour

3. 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. 

Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

4. Cadiz: 3-Hour Tapas Tour

Explore the locals' favorite establishments, discovering the local gastronomy and vibrant lifestyle of Cádiz on this tapas tour. Stroll through the picturesque, historic streets with your local guide. As you pass through various neighborhoods, your guide will be sure to bring to visit four different, and highly recommended bars for a variety of food and drinks. Taste a wide variety of local produce including cheese, cured meats from the province's villages. You will also get to try the popular pescaito frito (Cádiz's famous fried fish), as well some original specialties from the best restaurants during your tour. Wash down these delicacies with a glass of local wine, or a refreshing beer if you prefer. Discover the real Cádiz, a true local experience. 

Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

5. Cádiz: Tavira Tower Entry with Exhibition and Rooftop Access

Visit one of Cádiz's most fascinating and long-standing watchtowers with an entry ticket to the Tavira Tower. See the sprawling city views beneath you from its rooftop, and visit its 2 exhibition halls. Walk up the Tavira Tower — a focal point of cultural interest in Cádiz. Situated at the highest lookout point in the old town, the tower witnessed the trade and prosperity of the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. See what that prosperity created by looking out onto the city. During your visit, go through the tower's 2 exhibition halls and make the most of the most scenic views of the city from the rooftop. In the first hall, learn what a Camera Obscura is and discover other Cameras Obscuras in the world. In the second hall, learn about the city's 18th century history, and finally, take in a 360-degree view of the entire city from the open rooftop terrace.

Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

6. Cádiz: Roman Theatre, Cathedral, and Tavira Tower Tour

Make the most of your stay in Cádiz with a three-in-one walking tour of the old town. This experience includes tickets to several monuments to explore the culture, art, and traditions of these emblematic landmarks: the Cádiz Cathedral, which is visible from any point of the city and whose crypt is the tomb of some celebrities like Manuel de Falla and Jose María Pemán. The work lasted more than one century and it is composed of different styles and materials. You will visit the Roman Theatre, whose getaways under Barrio del Pópulo takes you to the Roman period and its popular shows. This very well preserved monument give the opportunity to go inside and enjoy the great Teatro Romano de Gades. You will put an end to tour journey on the top of Tavira Tower in the heart of the old town, this emblematic lookout tower is located, where it has been contemplated the evolution of the city, its traditions, history, and breathtaking sunsets.

Cadiz: City Bike Tour

7. 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!

Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

8. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Your guide will explain, in the language you prefer, more than 3000 years of history until nowdays. Along the way, you will stroll through Central market , Las flores Square, at the heart of La Viña. Look at the Caleta beach in the atlantic ocean. Start in la Plaza San Juan de Dios, our beautiful Town Hall Square and go throught 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.

Cadiz: Private Guided Segway Tour

9. Cadiz: Private Guided Segway Tour

If you’re looking for things to do in Cádiz, well search no further, because this is the best way to see it all. Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, so as you can imagine there is a huge amount of history that unfolds before your eyes. In fact, there's so much to see, you’d probably be exhausted after a day of walking around trying to absorb it all. Have total freedom to explore in a comfortable and convenient way. Take your time to enjoy all of the Cadiz tourist attractions in this Andalusian city, from the vistas to the historical landmarks, all at your own pace. Gliding through this charming city on a segway is truly wonderful; you can travel from the Museo de Cádiz to the Catedral de Cádiz in minutes, all with absolute ease and convenience. 

Cadiz: 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

10. Cadiz: 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets

Discover Cadiz's most iconic monuments on this 3-hour guided tour. Step back in time at the Roman Theatre, marvel at the interior of the majestic Cathedral, take photos from the highest point of the city, the Tavira Tower. Explore popular neighborhoods between the monuments. Stroll through the alleys of Barrio del Populo, the oldest part of the city, enjoy the view from Campo del Sur, and don't miss the lively neighborhood of La Viña with its bars and restaurants.

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4.6 / 5

based on 771 reviews

Marta was our guide and she was really passionate about her subject and we were very lucky to be the only couple on this tour so we got personal attention! She gave us a full and detailed of the area surrounding the old and new cathedrals and we were able to ask her as many questions as we wanted. It was a really enjoyable experience and we found marta to be very friendly and also caring. We don't think we would have found the Roman amphiteatre without her! Thank you Marta

Fun, laid-back bike tour through Cadíz. Lot of room for pictures, questions etc. Tourguide was a young, super friendly woman with a huge amount of knowledge about the history and city. Would recommend for sure.

We were the only ones on the guided tour, alone with the guide. He has been able to adapt to our needs (an 11-year-old boy) using a vocabulary adapted to his age. It has been fantastic. Many thanks to Martha.

Anna was very friendly, knowledgeable, passionate and great company. I would recommend to all to take this tour. The food was excellent and i doubt unless you're a local you would know about these places.

The guide was so passionate about everything and showed us so many interesting sights, etc. She was so good and went the extra mile