Cádiz {The Travel Episodes}

September 19, 2017

I hadn't actually heard of Cadiz before Robs Mum and Dad told us about it. Once I started looking in to booking my husbands birthday trip to Jerez it was clear that we should put aside some time to visit for the day. 

 

Cadiz is a land full of history and about a 30 minute train ride out of Jerez. It's an ancient port city built on a strip of land surrounded by the sea and the home of the Spanish Navy. 

 

It's certainly a magical place and there's a large collection of over 100 watch towers, churchs, cathedral, markets and beaches to choose from all set around the main historic town. 

 

We visited on Tuesday, we read up on Tripadvisor/ forums and decided we would walk around the town and see the cathedral, port and mooch around the city and not spend too much time in Cadiz as we were in Jerez for Jerez, these are our highlights.

We visited Cadiz for the day, just 25 minutes on the train from Jerez. Tickets are roughly €5 euro each way and purchased these from the machine inside the train station.

Mercardo Central- the street markets are buzzing with locals buying their fish and produce. Some very interesting looking creatures! This is one of the best fish markets in Europe, also selling specialist coffees, bread and cakes. In the day time there are great food stalls on the outer edges of the market. Some of which will cook whatever fish/shellfish you have brought at the market. It's a great place for sightseeing and buying, full of atmosphere.

 

 

Churros and hot chocolate sauce- you must try these from the vendor in the market for €2.

I don't think you can beat seeing a city on foot. Even just in our walk across town we took in all the main sights we wanted to see en route.

 

  • Cathrdral de Cadiz, an impressive domed cathedral. We didn't go inside as we thought it was best appreciated from the sea front at Campo del Sur. 

There was still a fair chunk of the city we hadn't explored but we will return as this is a perfect place for a city break. It's definitely worth an explore! It was crazily hot in Cadiz.

 

We headed back to our hotel in Jerez to rest from the heat for a while {and rest our feet!} before Rob's birthday night at a local Flamenco bar.

 

Bye bye Cadiz. See you again soon!

 

You can also read Part One of our trip here and Part Two here.

 

As always, any questions feel free to message me here or on Instagram. 

 

Have you been to Cadiz? Where else is good for a quick weekend break?

 

We've just booked Norfolk in October as we need to take poor Toby on holiday- he's missing our!

 

Blunty x

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