Places of Interest and Things to do in Cadiz

Information on the main tourist attractions, places of interest and sights to see in the province of Cádiz...

Catedral de Cadiz

Began in the 18th century, Cádiz Cathedral, also known as the Catedral Nueva, is one of the largest cathedrals in Spain. The cathedral stands out from the profile of Cádiz as it has a distinctive yellow dome. The building has a Neo-Classical facade and Baroque vaults. The church's significant treasures are stored behind the cathedral in the Casa de la Contaduria.

  • Catedral de Cádiz
    : Plaza de la Catedral, 11005 Cádiz

Centro Andaluz de Flamenco

The Centro Andaluz de Flamenco aims to preserve the history of flamenco and promote the art throughout the world. The centre has exhibits including photos, artwork and instruments.

  • Centro Andaluz de Flamenco
    : Plaza de San Juan 1, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera
    Tel: 956 902 134

Circuito de Jerez

The Circuito de Jerez motorsports track plays host to world-class Formula 1, MotoGP, F-3 and motocross races. From Monday to Friday, vistors can take guided tours of the pits, paddocks and other areas normally closed to race attendees.

  • Circuito de Jerez
    : Jerez-Arcos Road, Km 10, 11405 Jerez de la Frontera
    Tel: 956 151 100
    Fax: 956 151 105

Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre

The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art promotes Andalusian equestrianism and the famous Andalucian horse. The Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre foundation offers tours (in a choice of languages) of the school's grounds, including the palace, gardens, picardero (covered ring) and 60 stables arced around a cobbled courtyard. Visitors can also see the harnesses and tack worn by the performing stallions, and may find the master harness maker at work. Depending on the timing of the visit, visitors may be able to watch training sessions in the ring.

  • Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre
    : Avda. Duque de Abrantes s/n, 11407 Jerez de la Frontera
    Tel: 956 319 635

Torre Tavira

The Tavira Tower is one of over 120 watchtowers dating from the 18th-20th century still standing in Cádiz. During those two centuries, merchants had watchtowers built onto their homes to watch for arriving ships. Today the 18th-century Torre Tavira houses a camera obscura with spectacular views over the area. The tower is open daily except for some holidays.

  • Torre Tavira
    : the corner of Calle Marqués del Real Tesoro and Calle Sacramentos (next to Plaza de las Flores)
    : 956 212 910

Zoobotánico de Jerez

The Botanical Zoo of Jerez is home to hundreds of species of animals including the Iberian lynx (part of a captive breeding programme), kookaburra, elephant and numerous birds as well as a rare white tiger. The zoo also houses a botanical garden. A tourist mini-train is available for tours through the park.

The zoo is closed on Mondays from mid-September to mid-June, except during holiday periods.

  • Zoobotánico de Jerez
    : C/ Madreselva s/n, 11408 Jerez de la Frontera
    Tel: 956 149 785
    Fax: 956 149 055