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Useful information for your excursions in and around Cádiz
We have compiled all useful tips and information about the cruise port or the most famous sights you should visit in and around Cádiz below.
The most beautiful attractions in and around Cádiz
The gateway to the port is already worth seeing. After arriving at the port city, you’ll have many different ways to spend your time in or around Cádiz.
Cádiz Old town
The Old town of Cádiz is ideal for a relaxing walk. The historic lanes and gardens as well as many churches, chapels and monasteries are worth a visit on your Cádiz cruise excursion. Furthermore, there are many other interesting buildings such as the ancient Roman theatrium or the Tavira tower.
Of course, in the city center you will find a wide selection of restaurants, shops and cafes.
Beaches of Cádiz
You can find beautiful beaches like Playa de la Victoria and Playa de la Catheta right in the city area. The 8-km (5-mile) sandy beaches are ideal for a swimming trip in the Mediterranean.
Along the beach promenade you will find numerous bars, restaurants and cafes where you can relax over lunchtime and escape the sun.
The capital city of the region Andalusia and the province Seville is only about 100km (62 mi) north of Cádiz. This culturally rich city, once one of the richest cities in Europe, has many attractions including the Alcazar of Seville, the Medieval Royal Palace, the famous Giralda and the Torre del Oro or Plaza de Espana, one of the most famous squares in Spain.
Jerez de la Frontera
If you want to make your shore excursion outside of Cádiz but the journey to Seville is way too long for you, Jerez de la Frontera could be your choice. The home of the “Sherry” is only about 40km (25 miles) north of Cádiz.
Taste the wine, try the delicious tapas and enjoy the culture of Spain.
Anyone who travels through southern Spain should spend a day in Gibraltar. If you want to visit the city on your Cádiz land excursion, you will need to drive about 100km (62 miles) by car or bus. Gibraltar does not belong to Spain, but to England. Therefore, most people speak English and use “pound” here. Euro is often also accepted.
The most famous and important attraction in Gibraltar is the limestone cliff Upper Rock, where hundreds of Barbary apes live in freedom and can be watched by tourists at close range. You can often even shoot photos with them. In addition to the monkeys, the view from this rock is terrific. You can reach this place on foot or by cable car.
Map of cruise port in Cádiz
The cruise terminal of Cádiz is located at Alfonso XIII Pier and is only 5 minutes walk from the Old town. It has recently been expanded to cover more than 1,300 square meters (0.32 arces)
Things to know about your excursions in and around Cádiz
Due to its location outside the Straits of Gibraltar – and thus outside the Mediterranean – the port of Cádiz is not one of the high-frequency ports. However, the southern Spanish city is more likely to be on a Canary routes or transit routes, when ships are relocated from the northern routes towards the Canary or South American in autumn, or vice versa in spring.
Shipping lines that dock their cruise ships here in their routes: Royal Caribbean, MSC, Celebrity, Cunard, Costa, P&O etc.
Immigration and visa
Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. U.S citizens also don’t need to apply for a visa to British territory if their cruises dock in Gibralta or if you plan to make an excursion there. You will need a passport valid for 6 months past then entry date.
For more accurate and up-to-date information please contact your cruise operator.
Taxi and other public transports
Taxis are found directly at the cruise terminal. Hop-on/Hop-off buses also stop here. Most bus lines stop at Plaza de Espana a little further north of the mooring. Normally you need no means of transport in Cádiz, basically all sights are within walking distance.
If you want to rent a car, you will find many providers in Plaza Sevilla where the train station is located. By train you can reach the popular destinations of Seville (about 120km/75 miles) or Jerez de la Frontera (40km/25 miles) within a maximum of 1.5 hours.
Like the rest of Spain, Cadiz also welcomes tourists with a lot of sun shines, few rainy days and is hence suitable for cruise excursions all year round. In summer, the temperature can be as high as 40 °C / 104 °F . If you want to avoid the heat, it is perfect if you can visit Cadiz in spring and autumn.
Websites of the port and tourist organizations
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