Tourist Guide of Bahía de Cádiz
Corner of the province of Cádiz governed by the west and the east. “La Bahia de Cadiz” offers lot of gastronomic, cultural and leisure possibilities. It is a land bathed by Atlantic Ocean and full of marshes and estuaries. Where knowing how to eat, knowing how to live and knowing how to enjoy is a way of life; an art.
As main tourist attractions in the gastronomic field, we find a great variety of flavors full of sailor shades and from other worlds, since it was the cradle of navigators and discoverers of the new continent
In the field of gastronomy stands out everything related to seafood products, whether seafood, grilled or fried fish. We can try them by tapas or rations in different establishments such as bars, restaurants or beach bars. This region has a wide variety of preparation ways of these dishes. Due to its proximity to the mountain, it not only offers sea products, but also offers meat products in its gastronomic offer.
In the cultural field, this region has a great cultural and historic richness. Cadiz, known as “la tacita de plata” millenary city through which dozens of cultures have passed with touches of East and West, North and South. Its people have origins from almost all parts of the world and that makes it a unique place.
It was founded by the Phoenicians (and how wise the Phoenicians) and many of their archaeological remain are still here. Historically speaking, it was key at the time of Spanish Independance War, as it was the last Spanish stronghold that was unoccupied by The French along with the Royal Island of León (San Fernando) where the first Spanish Constitution was made. A key point was “El Oratorio de San Felipe Neri” in Cadiz and “La Iglesia Mayor Prioral” in San Fernando, where the Cortes Generales were summoned.
This region saw the growth of singer, dancers, poets, actors and actresses like Camarón, Manuel de Falla, Rafael Alberti, Pedro Muñoz Seca… Without leaving the subject of the arts, it has a rich artistic heritage mostly in the architectural field standing out churches and cathedrals. Finally, the most recognized cultural celebrations are “la feria del Vino Fino en el Puerto de Santa María” in April, the Holy week in Cadiz”and “la feria de la Urta in June in Rota.
MUNICIPALITIES WHICH MAKE IT UP:
Cádiz, San Fernando, Puerto Real, El Puerto de Santa María y Chiclana de la Frontera
Active tourism, bars, restaurants, Cultural festivities and leisure time