Day 1: Cadiz
Our recommendations for spending one day in the city of Cadiz are:
If you arrive early, a visit to the Supply Market or Square (Mercado de Abastos) is a must! You are sure to discover a corner replete with daily life, where the people of Cadiz (the gaditanos) are chatting with the traders while they do their daily shopping. More info on the market at http://bit.ly/11MmLf6
MARKET OPENING HOURS
Monday to Saturday 10:00–15:00
GASTRONOMIC CORNER OPENING HOURS
Monday 09:30–15:30 / Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 09:00–15:30 / 18:00–23:00
Friday 09:00–15:30 / 18:00–00:00
Saturday 09:00–16:00 / 19:00–00:00
To gather your forces, nothing better than a hearty traditional breakfast of churros and hot chocolate. We will give you 2 options: La Marina Cafeteria, located in a corner of the square with the flower merchants, or get a paper cone of hot sugary churros from one of the stalls next to the market. And then you can get a mug of traditional thick hot chocolate from any bar, where you can sit and enjoy the churros you just bought... This is the spirit of Cadiz!
After filling your stomach, it is now time to take a stroll through the historic city centre and lose yourself on its narrow cobblestoned streets... Don’t worry, wherever you go, you will end up at the seafront.
Visit the Dark Room at the Tavira Tower www.torretavira.com
You can also visit the Western Tower (Torre de Poniente) of the Cadiz Cathedral . The views are impressive.
Another good option is to jump on the tourist bus at the stop on Plaza de San Juan de Dios to get a great overview of the entire city http://bit.ly/113d5FC.
Take a stroll along the Playa de la Caleta (Little Cove Beach), where the boats rest under the attentive gaze of the Castles of Santa Catalina (on the right) and San Sebastián (in the background), where films have been shot including Tomorrow Never Dies (James Bond) and the series Captain Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Next stop is the Castle of San Sebastián. To get there, cross the Puente Canal (next to the Playa de la Caleta) on foot, which is a lovely walk.
From the other castle, Santa Catalina, you can see one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen.
For lunch, plop down at one of the many freidores, or fry-up stalls, and order a paper cone filled with pescaíto frito (fried fish): cuttlefish, marinated dogfish, squid legs... There is nothing more traditional than that! We also recommend taking a look at our restaurant search engine http://bit.ly/15uMEgD. We’re sure you’ll find something you like.
Roam along the Campo del Sur, which many people claim is very similar to the Malecon in Havana. And if you still have energy and time, you can reach the Playa de la Victoria on foot, and from there to the Playa de Cortadura, which borders Cadiz along the coastline and is a pleasant stroll.
At the link: http://bit.ly/1aDuts6, you will find more detailed information about what to visit in the city of Cadiz.
| Escapadas por las rutas gaditanas del Bicentenario.
|| Torre Tavira.