Catedral de Cadiz
Catedral de Cadiz
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18th century cathedral with tomb of Manuel de Falla; museum displays gold, silver and other artifacts from the con;quest of the New World.
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  • JLCgladstone
    Surrey, United Kingdom539 contributions
    Amazing inside and tower views
    Perhaps we would not have visited the cathedral and tour had they not been "free" as part of the hop on/off bus ticket, but I am glad we did. The interior is amazing. The audio guide was of limited use to me- the system worked well, but just had way too much info at each "spot" than I needed. A precis version would have been great! It was a pleasant surprise to find access to the tour top was by a ramp for 95% of the way, rather then stairs, and the views were amazing.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 31 December 2022
  • AlexTheJock
    Wigston, United Kingdom2,112 contributions
    Beautiful cathedral - so worth a visit
    Five middle-aged friends visited the cathedral as part of the hop on hop off bus tour, with entrance to the cathedral and tower included. When we arrived at the cathedral a member of the hop on hop of buses’ staff was waiting to greet us and explained everything to us. When we entered the cathedral, we noticed that there was a sign stating ‘No Photos or Videos’, so we put our cameras away, but soon spotted lots of other people totally ignoring the instructions, and that also the security guards were ignoring the fact that most of the tourists were taking photos, so needless to say we joined in. I’m really happy that we did as everything about the interior is just beautiful. However, there is one small problem – there is only one toilet for the males and one for the females, and the queues were long, so my advice would be to go in one of the many cafes around the cathedral before entering. After wandering around the innards of the cathedral for some time we went up the tower. Now it’s quite a climb up the slope (no stairs just a long slope to the top), but if you can make it up it’s totally worth it as the views are amazing.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 January 2023
  • Davidjellis
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom8,770 contributions
    Pretty cathedral with a crypt and a bell-tower you can explore
    My wife and I visited the cathedral during a cruise stop in Cadiz. There is a charge to enter (adults 7 Euros) but we felt it was worth it as the cathedral interior is impressive with various places to explore including a sizeable crypt and a bell-tower that is worth the effort walking the sloping paths to get to the top as the views over the city are wonderful. We were a little puzzled about the audio tour devices as the signs suggested these were included with the entry price however we were not handed anything and we couldn't see anywhere you could collect them, so we just did our own thing. The various chapels in the cathedral were interesting if a little odd due to the various depictions of children in an unusual setting but it was an enjoyable visit. The sign on entry said that photos were OK so long as you didn't use flash. The only niggle worth noting is the limited toilet facilities so prepare for a wait or go before you enter the cathedral. Overall it's well worth a visit.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 11 February 2023
  • Jacky B
    Southampton, United Kingdom132 contributions
    Nice elegant cathedral
    This is quite a cathedral. Worth seeing as part of a tour otherwise most will have little or no meaning. The crypt is a must. Especially moving from the centre where the echo is contained to the outer edges where there is no echo. One of the most tastefully decorated I've seen.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Corinne M
    11 contributions
    The interior is worth the line up.
    Beautiful and serene. A little confusing as to entry times and line ups. All the doors were closed, but there were groups lining up at one side of the cathedral. They looked like tour groups so we didn’t bother. We decided to go to the tourist information to ask and were told the cathedral opened at noon. So we went back to that lineup, which was mostly people from cruise ships who had guides. Once we got to the front of the line, we found out it was the lineup to climb the bell tower of the cathedral not to go inside the cathedral. Charge was seven euros per person, but included entry into the cathedral at 2pm. The tourist info didn’t tell us, but their main goal was to sell guided walking tours that included entry into the cathedral, 25 euros/person. The climb up the tower is worth it for the views. Do not consider if you are in really bad physical shape or have been drinking. We saw many people turn around and others, struggling to get up with very red sweaty faces. It’s not that bad if you take your time. Mind the bells that ring every 15 minutes, it is deafening.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2023
  • redhead_roaming
    Seattle, Washington2,919 contributions
    Cool Circular Basement
    We came here Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 around 11:30am. We were inside for less than 30 minutes. But what we did see inside was neat! It was a pretty typical cathedral but it had a cool circular basement part, which was significantly cooler than the rest of the cathedral.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 21 May 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,044 contributions
    An Enjoyable Visit
    On our visit to Cadiz, our two family couples enjoyed a pizza lunch at the Desayunos Caicoffee outdoor seated restaurant in the Plaza de la Catedral directly opposite the Catheral. Following lunch we enjoyed our visit to the impressive Cathedral with it's unusual huge circular basement and also climbed the sloped internal walkway to enjoy spectacular views from the tower over the city. Worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Neal_007
    Canterbury, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Fine cathedral with best views
    Cádiz Cathedral is the centrepiece of the old town and a real highlight. It’s actually relatively modern, being built in the 18th to 19th centuries, but this time period has adored its character some gothic drama. It cost €7 to enter the cathedral, crypt and bell tower. This felt good value by the time we left. I’ll start with the highlight, which probably comes at the end of the visit - the bell tower. It’s 40 metres high, but isn’t as arduous as it sounds because it’s a slope rather than steps. Imagine a stone helter skelter and you won’t be far wrong. Tip: the window cavities on the way up make for great portrait backgrounds. Anyway, the top offers fantastic views around Cadiz, across the rooftops to beaches and the port. Just beware of the bells ringing every 15 minutes! Back in the main body of the Cathedral… Each chapel has a long descriptive plate in Spanish and English, although it’s certainly not plain English! You’ll see what I mean - I challenge you to remember the beginning of the sentence by the time you get to the end of each (if you make it to the end). But the artwork is very interesting. Beware, there is only a single toilet for each sex, so there can be queues. The staff also use them, and have rights to jump the queue. Bizarrely, the toilets are just to one side of the cathedral - and you know how noise travels in the acoustics of a cathedral! Spend a few minutes in the crypt under the alter. Again, dramatic and interesting. But don’t forget to actually sit in the pews and appreciate the purpose of the Cathedral. And the peace that can bring in this beautiful building.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Jeff R
    Rota, Spain9 contributions
    Great visit for the family
    This is a beautiful cathedral in the old part of the city. There was some construction work in progress, so we couldn't see the entire thing, but it was well worth our visit. There is an incredible view of the coastline and city from the bell tower.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • HolidayGuru50
    Devon, United Kingdom42 contributions
    Beautiful Cathedral.
    Stunning well worth a visit. The cathedral is just beautiful. Takes 30-45 mins to walk round and take everything in. It’s a sanctuary of calmness and serenity in a busy city. There is an entrance fee but it’s not much.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
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Inkoo, Finland58 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The cathedral looks fantastic, and is a truly great building. BUT: The 7 euros entry fee made our 4 person group to turn around. 2 euros per person would have been fine, but 28 euros for our party was too much. So much more to see in Cadiz!
Written 18 November 2023
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,931 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a major site to visit in Cadiz. From the stepped entrance to the opulent interior it is full of interest. Do not miss the extensive and renovated crypt which is one of the largest that I have seen.
Written 6 November 2023
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citycash
West Midlands, UK30 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you have travelled this far , It's a No Brainer.
But not the best Cathedral you will ever visit but for 7 euro you may as well kill half an hour.
Cadiz is fairly difficult to get to from most parts of the UK, so for us we wanted to tick off as many boxes as possible whilst we were here.
The iglesia San Jaun De Dios is much more interesting with some stunning features, it's near by and free to go in
Written 26 September 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,367 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Notable for its unusual shape, not usual cross shape for a big city cathedral. We were also surprised by the lack of rich decoration since we expected to see a lot of gold and silver. But it is indeed the most important landmark in the city and is in the center of the old town.
Written 25 September 2023
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Ian G
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
A must don any city visit the catedral de cadiz is an audio guided walk around this landmark. Does get a bit repetitive looking at all the separate chapels. We finished off with a walk up the clock tower for fantastic views and an up close experience with the bells.
Written 19 September 2023
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HolidayGuru50
Devon, UK42 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Stunning well worth a visit. The cathedral is just beautiful. Takes 30-45 mins to walk round and take everything in. It’s a sanctuary of calmness and serenity in a busy city. There is an entrance fee but it’s not much.
Written 12 September 2023
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Jeff R
Rota, Spain9 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful cathedral in the old part of the city. There was some construction work in progress, so we couldn't see the entire thing, but it was well worth our visit. There is an incredible view of the coastline and city from the bell tower.
Written 4 September 2023
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asarad
Cork, Ireland98 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Lovely cathedral, great history inside. Don’t miss the basement with lovely statues. Well worth a visit
Written 28 August 2023
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Neal_007
Canterbury, UK16 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Cádiz Cathedral is the centrepiece of the old town and a real highlight. It’s actually relatively modern, being built in the 18th to 19th centuries, but this time period has adored its character some gothic drama.

It cost €7 to enter the cathedral, crypt and bell tower. This felt good value by the time we left.

I’ll start with the highlight, which probably comes at the end of the visit - the bell tower. It’s 40 metres high, but isn’t as arduous as it sounds because it’s a slope rather than steps. Imagine a stone helter skelter and you won’t be far wrong. Tip: the window cavities on the way up make for great portrait backgrounds. Anyway, the top offers fantastic views around Cadiz, across the rooftops to beaches and the port. Just beware of the bells ringing every 15 minutes!

Back in the main body of the Cathedral… Each chapel has a long descriptive plate in Spanish and English, although it’s certainly not plain English! You’ll see what I mean - I challenge you to remember the beginning of the sentence by the time you get to the end of each (if you make it to the end). But the artwork is very interesting.

Beware, there is only a single toilet for each sex, so there can be queues. The staff also use them, and have rights to jump the queue. Bizarrely, the toilets are just to one side of the cathedral - and you know how noise travels in the acoustics of a cathedral!

Spend a few minutes in the crypt under the alter. Again, dramatic and interesting.

But don’t forget to actually sit in the pews and appreciate the purpose of the Cathedral. And the peace that can bring in this beautiful building.
Written 24 August 2023
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,044 contributions
Jun 2023
On our visit to Cadiz, our two family couples enjoyed a pizza lunch at the Desayunos Caicoffee outdoor seated restaurant in the Plaza de la Catedral directly opposite the Catheral. Following lunch we enjoyed our visit to the impressive Cathedral with it's unusual huge circular basement and also climbed the sloped internal walkway to enjoy spectacular views from the tower over the city. Worth a visit.
Written 27 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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