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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Davidjellis
Lowestoft, UK8,635 contributions
Dec 2022
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.
Written February 11, 2023
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David D
Devon, UK19,594 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Friday 13th May and we visited the southern City of Cadiz, no trip to the City is complete without a visit to the awesome Cathedral.

We paid the entrance fee of €7 each, on our receipt there was a QR code which we scanned which gave us access to an audio guide of the Cathedral.

Around the walls on both sides of the Cathedral there are roughly 18 individual chapels each with their own dedication. The guide gives details of them all.

The Chapels are beautiful and have their own unique features, however the most stunning was number 14, the Corpus Christi Monstrance. It is made of pure silver and the top tower section alone took sixteen years to make, jaw dropping beautiful.

In the centre of the Cathedral, in the domed section, is the main altar, it sits within a domed structure, topped by an angel and supported by eight tall sculpted pillars. Each pillar has the statue of a Saint at its top. No words of pictures can adequately describe the majesty of the altar, it has to be seen.

Standing in front of the altar is the Choir, amazing with it's wooden seating and carved wood panels. It is also home to the Cathedral's large organ.

We took the steps down to the crypt, the final resting place for the great and the good including the famous composer Manuel de Falla.

Almost forgot to mention the incredible architecture, building work, sculpting and masonry.

Would definitely put this Cathedral on the top of any list of things to do when visiting Cadiz.

Every where we turned there was something to see or attract our attention. We lost track of time as we walked around and have no idea we spent here, it is not an attraction to be rushed around.
Written May 13, 2022
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AlexTheJock
Wigston, UK1,976 contributions
Nov 2022
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.
Written January 6, 2023
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Andrea S
49 contributions
Jan 2020
When they collect 5 or 6€ to enter they say it is a museum, but the first thing they say on the audio scrip is This is not a museum, it is a place of worship - or something close to that. The descriptive audio guide may be the most boring I have ever listened to and I am quite sure no one remembers any of it 5 minutes after leaving the, er, museum. However, the Crypt was more interesting and the walk up the bell tower with the great views of the city were nice, but worth 6€ is another question. The real museum which is in a separate building which is not easy to find, was not very interesting but I liked the library of moth-eaten choir books.
Written January 9, 2020
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Dan R
Herzliya, Israel642 contributions
Oct 2022
The Baroque catedral de Cadiz falls a bit behind similar monuments of this kind in Spain. The access is sometimes closed, maybe in order to avoid crowds, but the personal at the entry do not seem to speak but Spanish and cannot or wish not explain.Entry fee is quite high, and the explanations inside are quite poor. There is no plan, printed or on panels. It's a pity as there are many objects and remarkable artworks that deserve a better exposure, not to speak about the grave of composer Manuel de Falla.
Written October 11, 2022
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claireleigh2015
London, UK18 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
A spectacular and colossal edifice with some amazing art and wonderful choir stalls and organ pipes. Unfortunately when we arrived the lady selling tickets was rude and unpleasant which made us both feel really uncomfortable. There was absolutely no reason for her attitude except perhaps that it was raining!
Written April 6, 2022
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TheRestlessTraveller
Northop Hall, UK341 contributions
Sep 2020
As part of a visit to Cadiz and the nearby sherry production centre of Jerez We took in the majestic site that is the Cathedral of Cadiz. Over a hundred years in the making this classically designed building with a cruciform centre and knaves and with rear to the sea and it’s frontage dominating the area it overlooks is highly symbolic and a perfect embodiment of the forgotten or rather discard old world that is represented in the history and longevity of Cadiz. Taking a walk around the external area you couldn’t fail to take in the exquisite architecture of this the main church of the area on the Plaza de la Catedral. Built in the baroque style but augmented by later modifications with clearly hints of much later styles, as well as more recent generally sympathetic renovations. Its imposing exterior is only bettered by the interior which is a virtual walk through the changing design and cultural ideas for the century and quarter it took to complete it is highly reflective of the history of the area and the region as a whole.

In addition, its maintenance shows the living nature of the building in the touches of almost every regional and change in catholic style covering the subsequent 200 years of its existence. Whether you are catching lunch/drinking at one of the nearby restaurant or bars, or passing through to the nearby seafront this is a gem that shouldn’t be missed. Particularly as this will only cost you a little time and potentially a donation to the ongoing upkeep being carried out on the church something for which you will be reward with by the experience. Highly recommended.
Written January 12, 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,805 contributions
Dec 2021
This beautiful, well-preserved cathedral might not be as big as the cathedral in Sevilla, but it's still worth a visit. There's a very reasonable entrance fee, and you can take an audio tour as well, or just wander on your own. It has a mix of architectural styles, which only adds to the beauty of the place. There are several individual chapels to explore as well - be sure to take a look at them.
Written June 8, 2022
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felipehavana
Javea, Spain834 contributions
May 2022
Not a cathedral that needs a lot of time to walk around and explore; it is very easy to enjoy and appreciate. Very ornate with a welcoming feeling. The light inside makes it feel very comfortable. The views from the tower are quite astounding and the beauty of it is that it has a ramp instead of stairs. Someone years ago showed a lot of common sense. Still a bit of a climb but worthwhile and a significantly easier climb than most Spanish cathedral towers.
Written June 12, 2022
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,188 contributions
Jun 2022
We bought tickets, along the the city sightseeing bus, as a joint ticket. The Cathedral, is not as old as many I have visited, but still worth a visit. Built over 116 years, with money from trade with America, The crypt, is amazing where the composer Manuel de Falla, and the poet Jose Peman are burried. Also take a walk up the tower, if you are fit enough, its a spiral walkway, but steep steps at the top, For great views of the city
Written June 22, 2022
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