13 Oct Day Trip to the City of Cadiz in Spain
I actually realised I wanted to visit the city of Cadiz when I read an article in the Easyjet magazine on my flight from Santorini to Milan, which shows just how persuasive those little in-flight supplements can be. So when I was staying in the city of Seville on my trip across the southern Spain, I decided I would take a day trip to Cadiz and capture take my own photo of that beautiful skyline with the yellow dome.
Cadiz is a port city on the coast in Andalucia, Spain, and is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in the Iberian Peninsula. It can easily be accessed on day trip from Seville, either by train or by bus. It’s a great place to visit if you want to escape the heat of the inland towns and cities and laze on a sandy beach for the day.
I set my towel down on Playa de la Caleta, which is popular with Spaniards and locals. The beach is situated between two castles and was apparently used in the James Bond movie Die Another Day. Lots of kids were diving in the water from the pier and it had a great family atmosphere. You’ll see lots of families using the beautiful white spa (see photo below) as a shelter from the midday sun.
I then walked along the stone boulevard to Castelo Santa Catalina, which was built in 1598 to defend the northern side of the beach. It now features a gallery for art exhibitions.
In the town I visited the Central Market, which was packed with meat, fruit, vegetables and of course, plenty of fresh seafood!
The old town is full of narrow streets and there are several plazas containing most of the major buildings and sights. Here is a photo of Cadiz Cathedral situated in Plaza de la Catedral, which is one of Cadiz’s most famous landmarks:
How to Get from Seville to Cadiz
I took the train from Seville to Cadiz, and you can check the train times out on the renfe.es website. It takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes and costs about €13 each way.