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Location: Cadiz, Spain | Cadiz, Spain
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Rich history & architectural wonders of alluring Cadiz
Insight into lucrative 17th-century trading with the US
Beautiful city plazas lined with medieval buildings
Stunning views of the city from 18th-century Torre Tavira
Local-led tour with a guide eager to share folklore
Guided walking tour of Cadiz
Admission to Torre Tavira
Live tour commentary provided in English
Uncover the secrets of Cadiz’s prosperity during the 17th and 18th centuries with this walking tour through the city’s winding streets. As you pass by historic buildings, leafy plazas, and iconic seaside watchtowers, take a trip back in time to explore the origins of contemporary Cadiz.
Meet at the entrance to the old city, in San Juan de Dios Square. Your guide describes the plaza’s strategic position, and explains how it has been a vital hub for the town since the 16th century, as it connects the port with important municipal buildings.
Continue past the cathedral to the Torre Tavira, where you can climb the steps to appreciate 360-degree panoramas of Cadiz. This charming tower—the highest point in the old part of town—is one of the city’s 129 emblematic lookouts. From here, watchmen in the 18th century could gaze out to sea to spot ships arriving with goods from the New World.
As you wander through Ancha and San Antonio Square, your local guide elaborates on the profitable trade relations between Spain, the American colonies, and the newly formed United States in in the 17th and 18th centuries. These early accords enabled the transfer of unfamiliar products between the 2 continents, helping to develop the modern concept of global trade and elevating Cadiz to a position of maritime prosperity.
Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book:
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Tours operate between 9 AM and 5 PM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
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