The capital of the province, the city of Cadiz, stands out for its magnificent geographical one-of-a-kind location in Spain and due to its extraordinary luminescence it is popularly known as Tacita de Plata (Silver Cup). Surrounded by the Bay of Cadiz to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Cadiz is a real pearl of Andalusia.
Located near the outfall of three rivers, the Guadalete, the Iro and the Salado de Rota, on a coastline dotted with wetlands and full of salt water currents, such as the San Pedro River or the Caño de Sancti Petri, Cádiz has been an important place of interest since time immemorial. In fact, it is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe, founded in 1100 AC by Phoenicians from Tyre, in modern day Lebanon.
Among the most popular attractions in Cadiz is the Tavira tower. Built in the 18th century to monitor ships arriving to and leaving from the city, nowadays it invites visitors to enjoy exceptional views from the top. Also, do not miss Cadiz Cathedral, a largely baroque-style Roman Catholic Church constructed in two types of stone. Drop by the lively neighbourhood of El Pópulo, in the old town, and pay a visit to the lively Mercado Central (Central Market) or the Genovés Park dating back to the 19th century.
Among all the historical, natural and cultural attractions of the city, the Museum of Cadiz deserves a special mention. Here visitors can admire two impressive sarcophagi dating back to the Phoenician period, Roman statues and works of famous sculptors, such as Francisco de Zurbarán and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.
On the other hand, the areas surrounding our hotels in Chiclana de la Frontera offer other, equally attractive options, such as the Church of Saint John the Baptist (Iglesia de San Juan Bautista) completed in 1814, which hosts two paintings by Zurbarán, the Chapel of the Holy Christ of Vera - the oldest religious building in Chiclana, or the imposing castle of Sancti Petri.