Sun baked Cadiz

After a whistle stop tour of Seville we head to the sunbaked city of Cadiz.

Cádiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe.


One of Cádiz’s most famous landmarks is its cathedral. It sits on the site of an older cathedral that burned down in 1596. The current replacement was started in 1776,


The old town is full of sprawling alleys interspersed with elegant open public squares.

We then head to the Tavira Tower, a 45 metre high 17th-century watchtower which offers a panoramic view of the city and the bay.


There are some lovely views from the top of the tower but I only snapped a few on my phone so the quality isn’t great.



We then spent 15 minutes in the tower’s Camera Obscura that gives a bird’s eye view of the entire city and bay before wandering through one of the colourful parks strewn with vibrant bougainvillea.


Ideally we should have spent a night in Cadiz as it felt like rather a rushed visit and I would have liked to have got a boat trip to enjoy the views of the city from the water.



Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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