Leisure activities in Cádiz
In case you're not sure what to do after class or on the weekends, we have created a list of many of the activities that you can do here in Cádiz.
Some of the plazas in the center and in the new part of the city have free wireless internet, signaled by a blue and white pole. The plazas in the centre are La Catedral, Mina, and Palillero, while the plazas in the new part of town are Ingeniero la Cierva and Telegrafía.
In the plaza del Palillero, in the historical centre, there is a cinema, and in the new part of town there´s another cinema located in El Corte Inglés.
- Gran Teatro Falla (Plaza Fragela)
- Sala Central Lechera (Plaza Argüelles)
- Teatro José María Pemán (Parque Genovés)
The city of Cádiz has 7.220 meters of wonderful beaches with white sand that are divided in the following manner: 450 meters of the Caleta beach (in the old city), 370 meters of the Santa María del Mar beach, 2.500 meters of Victoria beach and 3.900 meters of Cortadura beach (all 3 are in the new part of the city).
The "Costa de la Luz" (in the province of Cádiz) contains more than 200 kilometers of amazing beaches of fine, golden sand, among which you can find many virgin beaches of indescribable beauty, located among cliffs and sand dunes.
The main shopping streets are Calle Columela, Plaza del Palillero, San Francisco, and Ancha. Some example of clothing stores are Zara, Mango, Springfield, Sfera, Desigual, Bershka, Pull and Bear, Adolfo Dominguez, Pepe Jeans London, and Women´s Secret. In these streets you can also find bookstores, photo shops, perfumeries, shoe stores, etc. The Public Market (El Mercado Público or Mercado de Abastos), in which you can buy fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, etc. is in the historical part of the city. Next to it you can also buy freshly made churros. Finally, if you can´t find what you want in the old part of town, we have El Corte Inglés, a department store with everything, such as furniture, clothing, cinema, electronics, food, and more.
In Cádiz there are restaurants for everybody´s tastes. In the historical centre you can find restaurants and tapas bars with typical Andalusian food in a neighborhood called el barrio de la Viña (calle de la Palma is the main street), also in the Plaza de San Juan de Dios (where the City Hall is) and Plaza de Mina and the area around it. In Cádiz we have Mexican, Japanese, Italian, German, Chinese, Vegetarian, Argentinian, Morrocan food and more.
If you want to go dancing in the old part of town, you can go to La Punta, which is an entire street of discotheques/dance clubs near the Plaza de España and the port. There are also pubs in streets such as Manuel Rancés. In the new part of town, there´s a street near the Hotel Playa Victoria, called Muñoz Arenillas, which has many bars and discos of different music genres, such as Reggaeton or salsa, for example.
There are various places to see a flamenco show and they are: Taberna Flamenca La Cava, Taberna El Marqués de Cádiz (near the plaza of San Juan de Dios), Peña Flamenca Perla de Cádiz, Centro Municipal de arte flamenco ¨La Merced¨ (Plaza de la Merced), Peña flamenca Enrique el Mellizo, y Peña flamenca Juan Villar.
- Guía de Cádiz
- Ayuntamiento de Cádiz
- Cathedral and Torre de Poniente
- Torre Tavira and Cámara Oscura
- Archeological site Casa del Obispo
- Roman Theater
- Las Cortes de Cádiz Museum
- Museo de Cádiz
- Museo Catedralicio
- Oratorio de la Santa Cueva
- Factoría romana de salazones
- Religious buildings (churches, convents, chapels, ...)
- Ancient military buildings: Castillo de Santa Catalina (castle), Castillo de San Sebastián (castle), Baluarte de la Candelaria (spa), Medieval walls (Arcos de la Rosa, de los Blancos y del Pópulo), Walls of San Carlos, Puertas de Tierra (the original gate to enter the old city), etc.
- Civilian buildings: Casa de las Viudas, Palacio de los Mora, Casa del Almirante, Balneario de Nuestra Sra. de la Palma, etc.
In the historical centre we have the Genovés park, with its hundred year old drago tree and other various botanical species. The most notable plazas are Plaza de Mina, Plaza de España, Plaza de Candelaria, Plaza de San Antonio, Plaza de San Juan de Dios, Plaza de la Catedral, and Plaza de San Francisco. Also, the following streets along the sea stand out: la Alameda Apodaca and el Paseo de Carlos III.