Cadiz city life
Cádiz is a one of a kind city, having a magic aura and allowing you to discover some of the secrets of the Spanish history and heritage at every step you take while exploring this city.
You have to check out the older part of Cádiz within the remains of the city walls, which is referred to as the Old Town (Casco Antiguo). The rest of the city of Cádiz is divided into squares or plazas, all having symbolic names:
- Plaza de Mina – in the heart of the old town, where you can visit the Museum of Cádiz.
- Plaza de la Catedral – houses both the Cathedral and the Baroque church of Santiago
- Plaza de San Francisco and San Francisco Church and Convent
- Plaza de la Catedral and the Baroque-style Cathedral
- Plaza de San Juan de Dios
- Plaza de España – a large square close to the port, dominated by the Monument to the Constitution of 1812
- Plaza de Falla and the Gran Teatro Falla
Other sights include: Tavira Tower, Palacio de Congresos, Roman Theatre, Pylons of Cádiz, Carranza Bridge, and many more.
You can also enjoy the wonderful beaches, have a good night out in one of the many restaurants and pubs and listen to Spanish music or learn to dance flamenco. Savour some of the products of the local cuisine: panizas, tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters), pestiños and drink fino or manzanilla.
One thing you should not miss is the Carnival of Cádiz, one of the best known carnivals in the world.
International atmosphere in Cadiz
In Cádiz you won’t experience the typical bustle of a big, multicultural city. Most of the international people you would encounter here are tourists, which are quite many, and a significant number of international students, coming mostly from European countries. The few immigrants settled in Cádiz are British, Irish, Italian and Moroccan.
Cádiz has dry and hot summers, with July and August as the hottest months, the average temperature is 27 °C (81 °F). Winters experience moderate temperatures of around 16.0 °C (60.8 °F), with rainy weather.