Friday, December 10, 2010

SPAIN: CADIZ AND PUERTO DE SANTAMARIA

After visiting Vejer de la Frontera and Caños de Meca, we went to Cádiz. This city reminds the dangers of the past. The old city is still protected by a well preserved wall and two castles. Besides this medieval charm, I also liked the Malecón (seafront or jetty), the views of the castles from La Caleta beach and Cathedral Square.



Our hotel was in El Puerto de Santamaría, so to come back to our hotel we took the boat "El Vaporcito del Puerto", which is a ship which let you go easily from El Puerto de Santamaría to Cádiz

Castle of San Sebastián in Cádiz
Castle of San Sebastián in Cádiz



In Cádiz we visited the following places:


  • Cádiz Spain Square
  • Cádiz city Wall
  • Alameda Park
  • Turtle's Fountain
  • Genovés Park
  • Santa Catalina Castle
  • Castle of San Sebastián
  • La Caleta
  • Cádiz Malecón
  • Cádiz Cathedral
  • Tavira Tower
  • Cádiz City Hall


DAY 6 - 08 OCT 2010


Cádiz Spain Square


Plaza de España in Cádiz
Plaza de España in Cádiz

Cádiz city Wall


Cádiz city walls
Cádiz city walls are really well preserved


Alameda Park in Cádiz


Alameda Park in Cádiz
One of the beautiful parks in Cádiz is Alameda Park


Turtle's Fountain


Turtle's Fountain in Cadiz
Turtle's Fountain in Cádiz

Genovés Park


Genoves Park in Cadiz
Flower in Genovés Park in Cádiz

Santa Catalina Castle


Santa Catalina castle in Cádiz
Inside Santa Catalina castle in Cádiz


San Sebastián Castle


San Sebastian castle in Cádiz
View of San Sebastian castle and the Cádiz lighthouse from Santa Catalina castle


San Sebastian castle in Cádiz
This cobbled street leads to San Sebastian castle, one of the more interesting buildings in Cádiz


La Caleta Cádiz beach


La Caleta Beach in Cádiz
La Caleta Beach in Cádiz

Cádiz Malecón


Cádiz Malecón and the cathedral
Cádiz Malecón with the cathedral in the background


Cádiz Cathedral


Cádiz Cathedral
Cádiz Cathedral 


Cathedral Square in Cádiz
A nice building in Cádiz Cathedral Square


Tavira tower


Tavira tower in Cadiz
Tavira tower in Cádiz


Cádiz City Hall



City Hall of Cádiz
City Hall of Cádiz


"El Vaporcito" del Puerto


El Vaporcito del Puerto
"El Vaporcito del Puerto" is a ship which let you go easily from El Puerto de Santamaría to Cádiz


El Vaporcito del PuertoSailing in the afternoon between Cádiz and el Puerto de Santamaría


El Puerto de Santamaria


El Puerto de Santamaría
Arriving at El Puerto de Santamaría we enjoy this image of the marina


El Puerto de SantamaríaArriving at our destination


Palms in El Puerto de Santamaría
Palms along a promenade in El Puerto de Santamaría


El Puerto de Santa MariaA nice park near El Puerto de Santa Maria City Hall

Sculpture of Rafael Alberti in El Puerto de Santamaría
Sculpture of Rafael Alberti, an important spanish poet born in El Puerto de Santa Maria

Castle of El Puerto de Santamaría
Castle of El Puerto de Santamaría

Hotel La Casa del Regidor in El Puerto de Santamaría
The courtyard of our hotel, La Casa del Regidor, was quite nice


After visiting Cádiz, the last stop of our trip was Sevilla, which you can discover in the next post.


Besides clicking on the next link, you will find more links to the other Cádiz beautiful villages we visited in this trip:



Finally, other beautiful places you can visit in Spain are:


- Catalonia

- Basque Country

- Cantabria

- Granada


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