7. Cadiz: Historical Walking Tour with Visit to Roman Theatre
Immerse yourself in the fascinating past of Europe's oldest continuously inhabited town, Cadiz, on this walking tour with an English or Spanish guide. Follow in the steps of the Phoenicians who founded it 3000 years ago, visiting the Roman Theatre, Casa del Almirante, and Avenue Campo del Sur.
Start your tour from Plaza de San Juan de Dios, the commercial center of the city since way back in the 16th century. Make your way to the El Populo neighborhood dominated by the towering, baroque Cádiz Cathedral and its older, smaller neighbor, Santa Cruz church.
Follow your guide to the cloistered patio of Casa del Almirante (House of the Admiral). Learn about this fine example of a Valencian Baroque mansion as you admire the doorway carved from Genoese marble and Gothic arches.
Next, see one of the finest relics remaining from Cádiz’s booming period, the Roman Theatre, the oldest known Roman theatre in Spain. Let our imagination fly amidst the ruins and try to recreate the performances that took place here.
Continue down a serpentine path tracing the southern coast along Mar del Vendaval (Gale Sea). Admire views of the Atlantic Ocean from the seafront promenade of Avenue Campo del Sur.
Then, it's time to move forward in time by taking a stroll around the burgeois city of the 19th century where the Spanish worked on their first Constitution in 1812. Stop in Plaza de las Flores next to the post office building. End the tour in the quaint Plaza Candelaria in the historic center.