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Stephanie Murray, Senior Short Break Specialist

"I've had the pleasure of visiting Cadiz Province which was amazing. For culture buffs, visit the cathedral which took over 100 years to build and if you have a chance, catch a flamenco show for a unique evening! I recommend including Cadiz in a multicentre trip with other Andalusian cities, such as Jerez, Malaga, Cordoba or Seville."

Cadiz at a glance

With magnificent architecture, beautiful beaches and amazing seafood, Cadiz Province is a must-visit destination. Embrace the laidback vibe of the walled town of Cadiz. Stroll through the city’s streets, exploring its Roman and Moorish history, the golden-domed cathedral and the 19th century watchtower, before heading to the sandy beach to sip a sundowner. How about exploring the penas and bodegas of historic Jerez, the palm-lined squares and palaces of the city famed for its sherry, flamenco and Andalusian horses.

Perfect if you’re looking for:

  • History and culture
  • Amazing gastronomy 
  • Sun and beaches 

Getting around

Cadiz is best explored by foot or bicycles which can be rented locally. In addition, the bus system is good, it is centralised in Plaza de Espana and has useful routes towards the beaches. In Jerez, walking is the best way to explore the beautiful Andalusian facades and squares. The bus or train are the best and most convenient way to explore the region as there are links between Cadiz, Jerez and Seville.

Dining in Cadiz Province

Fresh seafood is praiseworthy from the coast of Cadiz, as is the Sherry Jerez is famous for, once coupled together they make for some truly amazing dining and drinking experiences. The Cadiz Province hosts some charming Sherry bars also known as tabancos, created for conversation and sampling a variety of world-famous Sherries. Visitors to this region are spoilt for choice as there are many restaurants and tapas bars, from casual to highend. Due to the freshest seafood on offer, the sushi eateries in Cadiz Province are thriving.

Must-try local dishes:

  • Tortillitas de Camarones – crispy shrimp fritters made from tiny shrimps called camarones
  • Carrillada de cerdo – a tapas dish of pork cheeks soaked in wine reduction
  • Pan de Cadiz – a sweet dessert made of marzipan and candied fruit

Shopping in Cadiz Province

Cadiz’ centre is a network of open-air boutiques, expect bustling streets with lots of shops and the high street European brands such as Zara, Mango and Springfield are based in the old town. The shopping experience in Cadiz is authentic, with many niche and interesting stores selling Spanish produce and Sherry.

In comparison, Jerez plays homage to its Arabian history with their outdoor craft souk, the Zoco de Artesania based in the historic centre on the Plaza Peones. The marketplace offers unique ceramics, leather goods, handmade jewellery and many more making this the best place for those special rare finds. For those inspired by Andalusian horses, browse fine leather riding boots and saddles at the Hipisur.

Get your tailor-made short break itinerary

Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Cadiz designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:

  • All travel and transfers on days of your choice
  • Accommodation from our handpicked range of Cadiz hotels, to suit your budget and requirements

Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.

Important information
Population 118,919
Languages Spanish
Currency Euro
Visa Information No visa required for UK citizens
Average temperatures

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Distance from airports
Jerez Airport 43 km
Seville Airport 128 km
Gibraltar Airport 117 km

Tours and Excursions

Private Cadiz Walking Tour

Discover one of the oldest cities in Spain on this fascinating walking tour and learn about its settlers from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs who all left their marks. Today Cadiz is a cosmopolitan city with a lively atmosphere, stunning views of the Atlantic, eclectic architecture and many hidden corners.

Andalusian Horse Show in Jerez

Jerez is famous for its Andalusian Dancing Horses. In this show horses and riders demonstrate their skills by combining Classical Dressage, Doma Vaquera (based on traditional cattle herding) and carriage driving, all accompanied by Spanish music with riders dressed in 18th century costumes.

Tablao Puro Arte Flamenco Show in Jerez

A renowned centre for Flamenco, there are many venues in Jerez, with the ‘Puro Arte’ considered one of the best. During the 60-minute show you will see some of the best dancers in the world, with a different performance each night and options to book the show with a tapas meal or full dinner.

We would be happy to arrange an excursion for you. To discuss options with a member of our knowledgeable team or to book, please contact us on 0131 243 8098.