Getting to Cádiz

The city of Cádiz holds a privileged position between the European and African continent but it is a little more challenging to get to. There a few direct flights from Europe to the nearest airport in Jerez which means that coming through Madrid or Barcelona is the best option. Another option is to fly into Seville airport which has more flights from Europe. Seville/Cádiz is 120KM, whilst Jerez/Cádiz is 37KM.

Jerez Airport/Cádiz. There is a limited train service directly from the airport to Cádiz. An option is to take a taxi from the airport to the train station and bus depot at Jerez. They usually cost around 15€. From there, you can catch a bus or train to Cádiz (45min). Another option is to take a taxi directly to Cádiz, which costs 55€ approx.

Seville Airport/Cádiz. There is a shuttle service that takes you from the airport to the train station in Sevilla (Santa Justa). From there you can take a direct train to Cádiz (1.40h.)

If you are flying into Madrid and wish to stay there overnight, another option is to take a direct train down to Cádiz. Depending on the type of train, journeys can be from 4.10h. to 4.50h. The train leaves from Atocha Train Station, Madrid and last stop Cádiz. Be patient with the Renfe website as it is notoriously glitchy.

Another option is to download the app “Blablacar. You can contact with users on this app and arrange part of your journey to and from Cádiz.


Cádiz has a wide range of accommodation options. One thing to keep in mind is that September is still high-season in Cádiz, so booking early is always sound advice. Mini-apartments are available on sites such as Air B&B,, etc. Below we have provided a selection of hotels in the old town which are all a 10-minute walk from the venue. Cheaper options can sometime be found outside of the walled city if you prefer a location closer to the promenade and extensive beach area.  


Candelaria 10:

Patagonia Sur:

Hotel de Francia y Paris:


Cuatro Torres:

Hotel Senator Spa Cádiz:

Hotel La Catedral Cádiz:

Things to do while in Cádiz:

You can visit the Town Hall’s website. The only problem is that it is in Spanish only.

Oratorio La Santa Cueva: Neo-classical style chapel with a fresco by Francisco de Goya. (Entrance 3€)

Castillo de Santa Catalina. Defensive fortification commanding entrance to the Bay of Cádiz. Built after the Anglo-Dutch attack on the city in in 1597. (With possibility of guided tour)

Yacimiento arqueológico de Gadir. Arqueological site of original Phoenician settlement in Cádiz. (Free entrance).

Antigua fábrica de salazones: Site of original Roman salted fish Factory. (Free entrance)

Teatro romano. Roman theatre constructed in I BC and with a calculated capacity of 10,000 spectators. (Free entrance)

Museo de Cádiz. Museum which hosts in its collection two Phoenician anthropoid sarcophagi. (Free entrance)

Espacio de creación contemporáneo de Cádiz. Modern art museum with permanent collection of Majorcan artist, Costus. (Free entrance)