Churches – Religious Buildings in Cadiz Province
The province of Cadiz has an important diversity of religious buildings of great artistic value and with a lot of history. The wide history and the amount of people that have passed through here, makes our region offer a great variety of churches.
From small chapels, to the hermitages to celebrate the famous and decorated pilgrimages, ancient monasteries, cloisters and convents, churches, basilicas and even great cathedrals like those of Jerez de la Frontera or Cadiz capital city.
Their styles of construction are varied and we can find jewels of the romanesque, gothic like the Cartuja in Jerez, considered the building with most architectural value of all the province of Cadiz. There are also baroque churches that sometimes present features of other religions, since some settled where previously there were synagogues or mosques.
Each and every one of them hold small treasures to discover such as carved images, paintings, goldsmiths.
Do not forget to visit the fantastic and beautiful cathedrals of our province, such as the ones in Jerez de la Frontera, built on an old mosque and the ones in Cadiz that blend Italian baroque styles with the Spanish architectural tradition.
If you are interested in the history of how the first liberal constitution of Spain was forged, we recommend visiting the San Fernando Major Church, where the Deputies swore the Cortes in 1810, passing by the San Felipe Oratory Neri, in Cadiz capital, which was where the different sessions of the deputies took place. And finally visit the Church of Carmen, which was where the first constitution of Spain came to light on March 19.
“Destino Cádiz” provides you with information about the main churches and religious buildings of each town in our province.