The Cadiz Castles and Bastions Tour is the ideal tour for all those people who are passionate about beaches, history, architecture and the Cadiz tradition. It is a circular route in which the visitor has the possibility of surrounding the old town of the city of Cádiz.
If this is the first time you visit Cádiz and you are passionate about beaches, history, architecture and the Cádiz tradition, the Castles and Bastions Tour (“Ruta Castillos y Baluartes”) is for you!
It is a circular tour in which the visitor has the possibility of surrounding the old town of the city of Cádiz. This city tour begins with the spectacular entrance to the old part of the city: Puerta Tierra.
From Puerta Tierra, continue along the Cuesta de las Calesas, where you will see the main train station of the city next to what once was the old station. In addition, you can also take a look at the Church of Santo Domingo and the Palacio de Congresos de Cádiz (“House of Congress”).
When you go down the Cuesta de las Calesas, you will get to the Plaza de San Juan de Dios. Here you will see the emblematic building of the City Council of Cádiz, in addition to a set of green spaces, shops, restaurants, statues and other points of interest. You can go to the Tourist Office to collect information about everything you can see on this and other city tours. This way, you won’t miss any details during your stay.
This Castles and Bastions Tour continues along the port, towards Plaza de España, where you can see the famous Monument of the Constitution of 1812. Continue to the Alameda Apodaca, where you can appreciate Andalusian-style gardens with typical flora of the province and beautiful views towards the sea.
Then you can walk around the wonderful Botanical Garden of the Genovés Park and the Castle of Santa Catalina. The well-known Playa de la Caleta is also waiting for you, one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the country. This area offers spectacular landscape characteristic of the city of Cádiz, with old fishing boats floating on the bay. In the background you will see the great Castle of San Sebastián and the old Balneario de la Palma. This unique building was built on the beach itself and now works as a Marine Archeology Centre.
If you walk into the city, you can also see the Teatro Falla. This theatre is one of the biggest tourist attractions the city has, since this is where the famous Cádiz Carnival competition is held.
You can walk along the promenade overlooking the beautiful Cathedral and the typical colourful houses. Go to the beaches that surround the city, such as Santa María del Mar Beach and La Victoria Beach. You can also take the opportunity to see the ancient Roman Theatre in El Pópulo neighbourhood. This tour ends where it begins, in the walls of Puerta Tierra, where within walking distance you have endless possibilities of culinary, cultural or leisure offer.
As you can see, the Cadiz Castles and Bastions Tour offers a world of alternatives to enjoy the wonders that this extraordinary city offers.
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