2015-02-232015-02-23 Discover Cadiz in a campervan hire
Discover Cadiz in a campervan hire
Cadiz is off the beaten track for many tourists, as its peninsula-end position may seem like too much of a diversion. But those who do find it, are entranced by seafood, surf and charming historic buildings. It has Moorish influence, with Morocco just over the water. It is famous as the place where the formidable Spanish Navy Armada was overrun by Francis Drake in the Spanish-Anglo wars of the 16th century. Cadiz is believed to be the oldest continuous settlement in Europe, now well into its fourth millennium. With a motorhome rental in Cadiz, you have the freedom to explore off the road most frequently travelled.
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What to see and do in Cadiz
Cadiz is one of those cities where aimless wandering is well rewarded. It is a compact city and bordered by beaches on three sides, so should you get lost, it won’t be for long. Find the golden-domed cathedral and 18th-century watch tower, the Torre Tavira - climb to the top for amazing views. The best beach in the city is Playa de la Victoria, a 4km strip of Atlantic sand which draws the whole city in summer.
Cadiz is famous for its carnival. As one of Spain’s main ports in the 16th century, Cadiz did a lot of trade with Venice, and the people were inspired to emulate the event in their own city. Today, Cadiz’s carnival is the liveliest in Spain, with partying and music spilling onto the streets for up to 10 days around the end of February. The dates vary each year, as there is a tie-in timing to Lent, before Easter.
Bars and restaurants in Cadiz
Cadiz is in Andalusia, so tapas is king when dining out. Cadiz is also famous for its seafood, so the two will often go together, and in no better place than at El Faro. This is a Cadiz institution that is both a tapas bar and the best seafood restaurant in the city. An authentic bar experience can be found at Taberna Casa Manteca, owned by two brothers who are the sons of a matador, and have decorated their bar accordingly. They serve cured pork in all its forms, from jamon to chorizo. It’s a great place to hang with the locals, sipping Andalusian speciality Manzanilla sherry, or an ice-cold Cruzcampo beer. Do not miss Friday night Flamenco at Pena Flamenca La Perla. The venue is close to the action in the Barrio de Santa Maria, right next to the ocean, and the shows start at 10pm.
Where to stay in Cadiz
Camping La Rana Verde is a well-equipped camp 23 kilometres from the city. It has a swimming pool and paddle courts and is also close to the beaches.
Road Trips from Cadiz
The nearest airport to Cadiz is 50km away in Jerez, another Andalusian city well worth a visit. An epic road trip, which would give you a taste of coast and hinterland, would be to drive from Barcelona, through Sevilla (Seville) and finish in Cadiz or Jerez. This is over 10 hours of straight driving, but with a one-way hire would certainly give you a comprehensive Spanish experience and be very cost-effective.
Driving Tips for Cadiz
When planning your routes, an AP road is a toll road. If driving to Seville from Cadiz, the A382 road is very scenic, and passes through the ‘white villages’ before joining the Seville/Malaga/Grenada motorway.