If you love history, Cadiz is the place for you. Founded in 1100BC by Phoenicians, it is the most ancient city in Spain. Reaching the top of Cadiz Cathedral feels like standing at the back of a boat in the ocean. You’ll see water everywhere and realise the architectural beauty of the buildings that the Romans once occupied. There is a section of Cadiz that almost feels Cuban. Many people live in colourful, compact, and flat structures. You might want to seek accommodation in such neighbourhoods, especially near a small beach so you can swim and sunbathe at noon or sunset.
From the 18th Century Baroque Cathedral Nueva, Las Puertas de Tierra, to 16th-century walls, Cadiz brims with historical interests. Don’t miss Torre Tavira, the highest watchtower dating back to the 18th Century. For the love of art, check out Oratorio de Santa Cruz Church that is painted with fine Goya images. The list of monuments and age-old attractions in Cadiz that witnessed the 18th Century trade is endless. Secure your accommodation along the cityscape or cooling breezes for a fascinating vacation in one of the oldest European towns. The best holiday cottage should give easy access to seafood specialities, intriguing museums, and spectacular monuments.
When renting accommodation in Cádiz, you want to be as close as possible to its tapas bars, cobbled streets, fish markets, and plazas. Before your getaway winds up, make friends with a few locals (gaditanos) during the Cadiz Carnival. The event is held in February, whereby carnival music plays in every corner while people dress in fancy costumes referred to as tipos. Upbeat songs are some of the greatest memories you’ll take home.