Cruise Port Atlas | Cadiz, Spain Map | Location

Cadiz, Spain Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Cadiz: Star Clippers, Voyages of Discovery, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Costa, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Cadiz Cathedral, Tavira Tower, Plaza d Espana, Cadiz City Walls, Puerta de Tierra, Cadiz Town Hall, Cadiz Museum, De Falla Theater, San Sebastian Castle, Santa Catalina Castle, Plaza de Mina, Cadiz Roman Amphitheater, Seville Cathedral, Alcazar (Seville), Archivo de Indias, La Maestranza, Giralda Tower, Jerez Cathedral, Alcazar of Jerez, Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Jerez Bodegas, Medina Sidonia, Vejer de la Frontera, Conil de le Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, La Caleta Beach

Established by the Phoenicians around 1000 BCE, Cadiz is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in Southwestern Europe. Originally known as Gadir, the Romans renamed it Gades, the Moors called it Qadis which has now evolved to Cadiz. It's exposed location on a narrow hammer-shaped spit of land has resulted in frequent destruction by war and a concentration of wealth. Many of the city sites are from the last few centuries, with the exception of the Roman Theater which was discovered after a fire in 1980. Squares, churches, city walls and gates dot the compact and dense old town, which also features towers built by wealthy merchants to watch for their ships returning from world-wide voyages. Nearby is the important city of Jerez de la Frontera which gives its name to the most famous local product the fortified wine Sherry. The city's other claim to fame are the schools where the Andalusian horses are trained. Seville is just over an hour north of Cadiz and is the most popular destination for cruise visitors with its massive Cathedral, the Alacazar and stunning squares and parks. Near Cadiz is the famous Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos, a road that begins in Arcos de la Frontera and ends in Ronda and features some Andalusia's most dramatic Moorish whitewashed villages. Inside Cadiz and to the south are some popular beaches. This part of Andalusia was the birthplace of Flamenco, a gypsy inspired dance that can be experienced in halls and restaurants in Cadiz, Jerez and Seville.

Local Currency: Euro | Current exchange rates at xe.com

Primary Language: Spanish

Secondary Languages: English is commonly spoken in tourist areas of Cadiz, Jerez and Seville

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Cadiz Waterfront by JuanJaen

Geography and Population

Cadiz was built on a sandbar that juts into the Atlantic very near the entrance to the Mediterranean. The skyline is still very low since the sands make tall buildings impractical. The population of the city is less than 140,000 and declining due to the limitations of space.

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How Far?

Within Old Cadiz where the tourist attractions are taxis often take a circuitous route and walking can be a better option. Taxis information is still under research.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Cadiz Cruise Berths Jerez Airport 51 KM 47 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Cadiz Museum / Plaza de Mina 0.6 KM 8 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Tavira Tower 0.9 KM 11 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Puerta de Tierra 1.7 KM 4 minutes, 22 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Cadiz Cathedral 0.9 KM 11 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Plaza de Espana 0.2 KM 3 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 San Sebastian Castle 2.5 KM 10 minutes, 30 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 Santa Catalina Castle 1.8 KM 5 minutes, 22 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #1 La Caleta Beach 2.1 KM 6 minutes, 20 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Cadiz Museum / Plaza de Mina 1.2 KM 16 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Tavira Tower 1.3 KM 17 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Puerta de Tierra 1.2 KM 4 minutes, 16 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Cadiz Cathedral 0.8 KM 11 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Plaza de Espana 0.9 KM 11 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 San Sebastian Castle 2.6 KM 10 minutes, 33 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 Santa Catalina Castle 2.2 KM 8 minutes, 27 minute walk  
Cadiz Cruise Berth #2 La Caleta Beach 2.7 KM 7 minutes, 25 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Jerez de la Frontera 33 KM 28 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Medina Sidonia 44 KM 37 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Conil de la Frontera 47 KM 35 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Vejer de la Frontera 57 KM 38 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Arcos de la Frontera 65 KM 45 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Ronda 146 KM 1 hour 45 minutes  
Cadiz Cruise Berths Seville 123 KM 1 hour 15 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Hospital de Traumaticos San Rafael, Calle Diego Arias, 2, 11002 Cadiz, Spain, phone - +34 956 01 72 00, 2-3 KM, 7-9 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banesto, Av de Ramon de Carranza, 25, 11006 Cadiz, 4-6 minute walk
EVO Banco, Plaza San Juan Dios, 14 (Esquina Cl Soto), 11006 Cadiz, 4-6 minutes walk

Post Office

Oficina de Correos, Plaza Topete, 11001 Cadiz, 1.4-2.2 KM, 6-7 minutes, 11-14 minutes walking

Port and Berths

Berth #1 - Av del Descubrimiento, 6, 11004 Cadiz, GPS - 36.53564, -6.29071
Berth #2 - Av del Puerto, 2A, 11006 Cadiz, GPS - 36.531588, -6.287904

Photo of Cadiz Cathedral by Silja-Helen