- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Andalusia’s Cadiz is located on the Costa de la Luz, in the southwest of Spain. From the beaches of Cortadura to the flamenco bars of Santa Maria, through the colorful streets of la Viña, explore this amazing city, which is both steeped in history and extremely festive. In the medieval El Pópulo district, stroll along covered passages in the narrow gaps between houses, or take the time to wander around the lush Mina square. The star of the show is the magnificent cathedral and its dome crowned with yellow porcelain, presiding above the sea.
Today you may choose to join an optional excursion:
From the pier, take a panoramic drive through Cádiz and observe the most beautiful sights of the city. Discover the Parque Genoves, one of the major areas of greenery of the town. Then, between the Parque Gloves and the attractive Caleta Beach, find the Castillo of Santa Catalina, which is formed by the remains of the old canal that once crossed Cádiz. Your next stop will be at the tablao Flamenco La Cava, for an exciting performance of this powerful and energetic Spanish dance. Rhythmically tapping heels, clicking castanets, the traditional rascado flourishes of the guitar and the emotional voices of the singers blend to create a truly mesmerizing experience. During the show, enjoy typical tapas to be totally immersed in the local atmosphere.
After the show, take a leisurely walk back to your ship.
Follow your guide to discover the most beautiful sights on a stroll through the old city of Cádiz, and visit the most emblematic squares and sights. Among the main sites, see the very old part of Cádiz called Barrio Pópulo. This guided walking tour will lead you to the Cathedral and the Cathedral Square, the town hall (exterior) and the Plaza de San Juan Dios, the shopping area Calle Ancha, Plaza Mina, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza San Antonio, Plaza España, Plaza de las Flores and local food market. After your walking tour, visit the Museum of Cádiz, founded in 1970 after the merger of the Museum of Fine Arts with the Museum of Archaeology. Finally, enjoy some free time before returning to your ship.