The city of Cadiz is located on a peninsula protruding into the Bay of Cádiz, the Isle of Leon, separated from the mainland by a narrow and torturous channel, part of much larger Gulf of Cádiz. Very high and thick walls surround the city presenting a very picturesque appearance from the sea.
Cádiz is of typical Andalusian character. The old part of Cádiz, commonly referred to as the Old City (Spanish Casco Antiguo), is shaped by the individuality of the various quarters (Spanish barrios), “El Populo,” “La Viña,” or “Santa Maria.” These areas offer a marked contrast to the newer areas of town.
While the townscape of the Old City is largely formed by narrow alleys leading into a number of plazas, newer areas consist of wide avenues and more modern buildings. In addition, the city is dotted with numerous parks with old giant trees supposedly brought there by Columbus.
Things to See & Do
* Cadiz Cathedral
* La Caleta beach
* Archaeological Museum of Cádiz
* Torre Tavira watchtower
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – euro (€)
Language – Catalan and Spanish
Land Area – 12.30 km²
Population – 131,813 (city proper)
Electricity – 2 pin round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone – +34
Port Location – The Port of Cadiz is within walking distance of the old city of Cadiz.
Transport Links – The province of Cadiz has a civil airport 7 kilometres from Jerez de la Frontera. There are daily flights from Madrid and Barcelona. Cadiz can also be reached by train, bus and ship.