The province of Cadiz has an important diversity of religious buildings of great artistic value and with a lot of history. There is a great variety of churches throughout the region due to the wide history and the amount of people that have passed through here.
From small chapels to hermitages to celebrate the famous pilgrimages, ancient monasteries, cloisters and convents, churches, basilicas and even great cathedrals like those in Jerez de la Frontera or Cadiz city.
Their styles of construction are varied. You can find jewels of romanesque or gothic style, like the Cartuja in Jerez, considered the building with most architectural value in all the province of Cadiz. There are also baroque churches that sometimes present features of other religions, since some settled where previously there were synagogues or mosques.
Each and every one of them hold small treasures to discover, such as carved images, paintings or goldsmithing.
Don’t forget about visiting the fantastic and beautiful cathedrals of the province of Cadiz, such as the one in Jerez de la Frontera, built on an old mosque, and the one in Cadiz, that blends Italian baroque styles with the Spanish architectural tradition.
If you are interested in the history of how the first liberal constitution of Spain was created, we recommend visiting the San Fernando Major Church, where the Deputies swore the Cortes in 1810. Stop by the San Felipe Neri Oratory, in Cadiz city, where the different sessions of the deputies took place. Finally, visit the Church of El Carmen, which was where the first constitution of Spain came to light on March 19, 1812.
TUDESTINO provides you with information about the main churches and religious buildings of each town in the province of Cadiz.