Make sure to consider our Cadiz car hire services on your next trip to this major city in the Andalucia region. Cadiz is thought to be the oldest city in Europe, a settlement being founded on this peninsula since Phoenician times. The city has seen a lot of history being a trading post first, then a port city and actually being the starting point on two of Columbus’ voyages to America.
Despite its historic importance and possibly due to its location Cadiz doesn’t have an airport of its own, instead it is served by the Jerez de la Frontera Airport situated at a thirty minute drive away which can be done either by bus or taxi. Your best choice however would be to employ our Cadiz car rental services and have a car ready for you at the airport so that you can drive to Cadiz on your own.
Considering the fact that the city is thought to be more than three thousand years old, it should come as no surprise that there are many archaeological remains, ruins and digs all around the place. In order to get a more concentrated look at the various ancient artifacts that have been dug out of the ground visit the Archaeological Museum located in Plaza de Mina; of particular note are two Phoenician stone sarcophagus.
The New Cathedral is also an important sight to see with its majestic golden dome and 18th century Baroque architecture, this is where you visit when you’re looking for a bit of quietness and tranquility.
If you’re in the partying mood then make sure you don’t miss the Cadiz Carnaval which is one of the best and oldest in the country and is usually counted amongst the largest carnival celebrations in the world. The party usually takes place sometime during the month of February with the weekend before Ash Wednesday being very loud and filled with all sorts of events.
These are of course only a few of the many things that you can see and do while in Cadiz, so make sure to consider our Cadiz car hire services for your trip there.