Information & Facts
Take a tasting tour along the Jerez wine route. Stroll cobbled
stone alleys of the beautiful ancient old city or take some time
out to visit Puerto del Cabrito for a view across the Straits of
Gibraltar to Africa. Visitors to Cadiz should be sure to include on
their holiday itinerary a trip to the town's cathedral and the Fine
Arts and Archaeology Museum. Kite surfing in Tarifa is also a
popular activity in Cadiz.
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely
understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and
Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.
Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided
into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and
major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards
and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels,
restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the
cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.
Cadiz is a well-developed, hugely popular destination and
therefore not suitable for those wanting a quiet holiday or looking
to experience a traditional Spanish village.
Cadiz has a lively nightlife scene, with something for everyone,
from laid-back beach bars serving tapas and ambient music to
all-night clubs. The foundation for most evenings out is laid by
tapas and sundowners, and the practice of botellón, which involves
buying your own alcohol and drinking while strolling the plazas or
the beach. The main nightclubs are on Playa Victoria beachfront,
and tend to open around 10pm. The most popular club in town, from
4am when it opens, is El Hoyo on Calle Manuel Rancés.
They say that Cadiz is home to the best fried fish in the world
- and the best in town can be found at Las Flores Freideria on
A great place for quality Andalucian items like ceramics and
leatherwork is Belle Epoque, close to the Museo de Cádiz. For
incredible local foods go to Hecho in Cádiz. There are excellent
food markets at Mercado Central de Abasto (the Central Market), La
Merced and San Jose where high quality wine, sausages, and cheeses
can be bought.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary
Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).