Mediterranean Cruise Advice

Cruises to Cadiz

Cruises to Cadiz will take you to what is said to be one of the oldest cities in Western Europe being founded by the Phoenicians about 3000 years ago as a trading port.

Cadiz is a very pleasant compact port for strolling around as cruise ships dock centrally. You can stroll as much or as little as you want. If you are feeling fit, an extensive anti clockwise stroll takes you first to the impressive Plaza de Espana.

Cruise lines visiting Cadiz include P&O, Celebrity, ThomsonPrincess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.

 

Plaza de Espana

Plaza de Espana

Plaza de Espana Monument Cruises to Cadiz

Plaza de Espana Monument

Then on to the coast road with its fine views

 

Promenade around Cadiz

Promenade around Cadiz

Moving on to the cool green spaces of Alameda de Apodaca, Alameda Marques de Comillas and Parques Genoves.

 

Cool Fountains in Alameda de Apodaca

Cool Fountains in Alameda de Apodaca

Tiled benches

Tiled benches

Green spaces in Cadiz

Green spaces in Cadiz

Alameda Marques de Comillas

Alameda Marques de Comillas

You can visit Castillo Santa Catalina which has no admission charge but does have nice views from its walls, a small chapel and handy toilets.

 

Chapel at Castillo Santa Catalina

Chapel at Castillo Santa Catalina

Turret at Castillo Santa Catalina

Turret at Castillo Santa Catalina

Fishing Harbour and Beach at Cadiz

Fishing Harbour and Beach

After this you’ll pass the beach, Playa de Caleta, very popular with locals.

Playa de Caleta

Playa de Caleta

You’ll then continue round to the magnificent Cathedral

 

Cadiz Cathedral

Cadiz Cathedral

It is possible to take a detour via the Castillo San Sebastián before heading to the Teatro Romano.

The ruins of the Roman Theatre are not as extensive as those at Malaga let alone Cartagena, but in its time it was the largest theatre in Spain.

 

Roman Theatre Cadiz

Roman Theatre Cadiz

There is a small museum, which is accessed from inland.

 

Teatro Romano Museum

Teatro Romano Museum

This has an explanatory film and several exhibits as well as giving an excellent view of the ruins.

 

Roman Theatre Museum

Roman Theatre Museum

There are toilets and admission is free.

From here you can walk inland to the shopping area, Mercado Central, several museums and the Tavira Tower for excellent views of the city.

If all this sounds far too exhausting you can turn left out of the port and head straight to the old town and shopping area. Otherwise City Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off buses stop right outside the port gate. These will take you around the coastal road and to the beaches.

 

Cruises to Cadiz Hop On Hop Off Buses

Cadiz Hop On Hop Off Buses

We found wifi in the cruise terminal, in the cathedral square and at various bars in the Old Town.

 

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Don’t miss out on a visit to the Roman Theatre even though it is hidden away.

 

 

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