It could be said that the main problem that tourists encounter when visiting Cadiz is the dire street parking situation in Cadiz. It should be noted that it is one of the most difficult cities in Spain to park your car. Being a small municipality, the loading and unloading zones, the areas for motorbikes, the dumpsters, the restricted parking spaces on football days and the terraces that fill many streets,many drivers despair at the wheel in search of a free parking space in the centre of Cadiz, but do you know that it is up to you to let yourself be eaten by the invisible monsters of Cadiz that prevent you from parking or not? ;)
That's why the best thing to do during your stay in Cadiz, whether its a quick visit or you're staying for longer, is to leave your car in the car park in the centre of Cadiz. All you have to worry about is booking your parking space in advance so that you can arrive directly at the car park and not have to drive around the city centre unnecessarily.
However, if you choose to park on the street, you have to bear in mind that the streets of Cadiz are regulated by two different zones"
Do you know that there are no many covered and guarded car parks in Cadiz, so its very easy to find your ideal parking space in the centre of Cadiz and you won't have to worry about the lack of space on the street, nor the opeing hours, nor the lack of security...it couldn't be any easier!
Due to the geographical location of the capital of Cadiz, in the middle of the southern coast, it is very difficult to drive around Cadiz with your vehicle at any time of the year. Moreover, Cadiz is one of the most densely populated cities in Spain, with more than 8,000 inhabitants per square kilometre, which makes it even more complicated to drive through its streets.
Very important: whenever you drive around Cadiz you should do so with great caution. If you don't want the large influx of traffic, the best thing to do is leave the car in a car park in the centre of Cadiz and move around the city on foot, and if necessary, by public transport.
Although it is difficult to get around the centre of Cadiz, you can easily get around the surrounding areas as the city has good connections to other nearby points in the province. It has three access roads: the CA-35, which links Cadiz with San Fernando, the N-443, which connects it via the Jose Leon de Carranza bridge, and most recently, the CA-35, which connects the Southern Motorway in Puerto Real with the city of Cadiz.
Does your visit to Cadiz include staying in a hotel in the centre of Cadiz? Well, apart from being lucky and being envied by many people right now (by us), you are lucky enough to be able to get around Cadiz with your car. The best option is to leave your car unmoved in a car park in the centre of Cadiz for the duration of your stay and explore the city on foot. However, you may find it useful to use public transport in Cadiz to get to a particular point.
The Cadiz city bus is practically the best alternative for getting around Cadiz by urban transport. There are currently five lines running in different areas and beaches of the city of Cadiz with the following timetable:
*During the famous Carnival of Cadiz there are special bus services, with a higher frequency and longer timetables. Although we know that you are very well behaved and that you are usually home early, maybe during these festivities a friend of yours will make a mess of things.
Cadiz on foot
The most popular way for travellers to visit Cadiz is to walk to practically all parts of the city.It is possible to walk from one end of the city to the other in less than an hour, from the seafront promenade where Cortadura beach ends to the old prt of the city. So, our recommendation is that you leave your car in a car park in the city of Cadiz and explore the city at your leisure on foot. You'llbe able to discover secret corners of the city that you wouldn't otherwise be able to.
Cadiz is a very beautiful and interesting city. The "Cathedral of Santa Cruz over the sea" is a landmark of the city of Cadiz and its beauty is indisputable. As well as being able to enter the interior of the cathedral, you can climb the Torre del Rloj (Clock Tower) to enjoy the beautiful views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. The entrance hours are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 and Sunday from 14:00 to 19:00.
The Castle of Santa Catakina is located on the beach of La Caleta and was declared an asset of cultural interest in 1985. Nowadays, it is used for cultural events such as concerts or summer activities in the castle's parade ground. A very good plan would be to sit on the terrace on the esplenade next to it while enjoying the views of the Castle of Santa Catalina and the Castle of San Sebastian in the distance.
One of the most beautiful walks you can take in Cadiz is along the so-called Paseo Fernando Pinones, until you reach the Castle of San Sebastian, which is one of the jewels of Cadiz. Thanks to its location right on the sea, it is literally a film castle. It has been the setting for some of the most presigious films shot in the city, such as Alatriste, and it has even made it to Hollywood, appearing in James Bonds' "Die Another Day."
Cádiz is amongst one of the most oldest and most attractive cities in Europe. You will fall in love with its beaches, it climate, its people, its atmosphere, and of course, its tapas.
Cádiz is the second largest city in the Andalusian province which also has the same name, behind Jerez de la Frontera. Despite being a provincial capital, it is a small city with about 120,000 inhabitants. Its beaches, climate and immense amount of tourist attractions make visiting it an experience for your senses.
Cádiz is in the vicinity of the Natural Park of the Bay of Cádiz, made up of several municipalities of the province. Its proximity to other renowned Andalusian cities, such as Seville, makes it a strategic place to receive tourists who want to travel to southern Spain.
The base of the economy of this city is the tourist sector. Keep in mind that the number of beaches and the historical heritage of the city make it an option to spend a few days on vacation. In addition, trade is another of the sectors that enhance the economy of this capital. The port and its shipyards allow Cádiz to function as a very important connection to the south of the country.
The history of the city could not be understood without talking about the most important events that have transpired in its streets. For example, the first liberal constitution, of 1812, better known as "La Pepa", was signed in the city.
You can not ignore the gastronomic greatness proposed by the Bay of Cádiz to its visitors. The basis of its cuisine are quality seafood and fish. Its fishing port turns it into a city of sea, with top notch maritime products. Something crucial is to taste Almadraba tuna, fish from age-old techniques. And, of course, the wine from Jerez will be the best option to water down the succulent dishes that are cooked in the area.
Carnivals in Cadiz: if there is one event that undoubtley stands out above all others in Cadiz, it is the carnival. It is one of the most mediatic and important carnivals in Spain and one of the best known all over the world. The festival has also been known all over the world and it has also been declared a festival of iternational tourist interest. At the carnival you can find choirs, chirigotas, and group competitions. Before coming to the festival, it would be great to have a parking pre-booked for a smooth and easy parkng experience.
Holy Week: Holy week in Cadiz is one of the most attractive and busiest in the country. It is characterized by the passion, dedication and unity of the entire religious population. From Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday, many broterhoods make their penitential procession to the Cathedral of Cadiz. During this week you have to be smart becuse it is not easy to find a parking space during Holy Week in Cadiz.
Stadiums in Caidz: Ramon de Carranza Stadium: this is the stadium where Cadiz Club de Futbol, also known as the "yellow submarine" plays its home matches. In addition, one of the most important footbll events takes place in the Ramon de Carranza Stadium: the Ramon de Carranza Trophy. It has been held every year at the beginning of August on an interrupted basis since 1955 and teams such as AC Milan, FC Internazionale Milano, River Plate, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have played in the 61 editions.
Gran Teatro Falla: right in the centre of Cadiz, locted in the Plaza Fragela, the Gran Teatro Falla is the building where most of the city's most significant events take place. From plays, operas and musicals to concerts of important national and international artists. It is currently the venue for the famous Carnival de Cdiz Group Contest, the Ibero-American Theatre Festival and the Alcanes Film Festival. If you're planning an event at this theatre, what's not to forget? Book a car park near Gran Teatro Falla!
Parking near Cadiz Ferry Port: Thanks to its geographical position in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, the Port of Cadiz is one of the most important Spanish ports with the highest flow of maritime traffic. It is part of the Bay of Cadiz Port complex made up of two other ports in the province: the Port of Bajo de las Cabezuelas and the Port of Santa Maria. You can reach different Andalusian provinces or even the Canary Islands or African cities such as Tangiers.
Traveling from Cadiz by train:Cadiz station is located in Plaza de Sevilla, near the centre of Cadiz and is the main railway station in the city. The suburban train runs to different towns in the province of Cadiz such as Jerez de la Frontera or San Fernando. There are also medium and lonf-distance trains to other Andalusian cities such as Seville, Cordoba, Jaen, and even Madrid.
It could be said that the main problem encountered by tourists when visiting Cádiz is the unfortunate/parking situation on the street. It should be noted that it is one of the Spanish cities where it is most complicated to park your vehicle. Being a small district, the loading and unloading areas, containers and terraces cover many streets, complicating parking.
In addition, throughout the old city centre parking is regulated by the famous blue zone. This area requires the user to pay the corresponding parking fees, limiting the parking time to two hours’ maximum. After two hours it is possible to replace the ticket for two more hours, but if you don´t have the corresponding ticket or exceed the parking time, fines are guaranteed.
The schedules of the blue zone in Cádiz are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and in the afternoon from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Saturdays you only have to pay a ticket in the morning. And on Sundays and holidays, parking is free. But, watch out! You have to read the conditions of the parking lot in blue zone well before parking the vehicle, because they can vary depending on the area. For example, on the Paseo Marítimo de Cádiz, it is compulsory to pay for the blue zone from Monday to Sunday throughout the summer.
It is important to clarify that the guarded car parks in Cádiz are quite plentiful, and, thanks to them, there is a solution to the parking problems in the city. In Parclick we have an offer of parking lots in Cádiz, which you can book online. Keep in mind that at key moments, such as Cadiz Holy Week or Carnival, the parking lots are also filled. So do not hesitate and book your parking before the trip.
Once you leave your vehicle in one of our car parks, you can move on public transport, which has good connections to get around the city and reach the nearby municipalities, by urban bus or tram.
If you are going to visit the city of Cádiz, you can not miss the most characteristic historical points of interest in the area. For example, its beaches, the Cathedral of Cadiz, the old town, its imposing food market, the great promenade of the city, the Plaza de España or the Torre Tavira, are all must-sees. Find parking near all these points of interest in Cádiz and guarantee your parking space in the city with Parclick.
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