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Things to do in El Pópulo, Spain

Our most recommended things to do in El Pópulo, Spain

From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

1. From Seville: Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip

Learn about the history of Cadiz and Jerez on this guided excursion from Seville. Enjoy local tapas, relax on the beach and explore the charming streets of the historic center of Cadiz. Start in the Bay of Cadiz and see its beautiful seaside, the Costa de la Luz. First, stop in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have the chance to visit a traditional bodega and taste the famous wines from the South of Spain. Then, travel to Cadiz, a city with delightful beaches and tasty tapas, whose residents are famous everywhere for their joyful attitudes. Visit the city center and the magnificent cathedral, and, little by little, discover the oldest city in Europe with more than 3 millennia of history. Afterward, enjoy the afternoon on one of the beaches or walk the narrow streets of the Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo, the most charming and traditional neighborhoods of the city.

Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Discover the history and heritage of the city of Cádi . Along the way, you will stroll through Central Market , Las Flores Square, at the heart of La Viña. Start in la Plaza San Juan de Dios, THE beautiful Town Hall Square and go through the El Populo neighborhood, and see old cafés, boutiques, markets, and bookstores. Taste a typical Tapas after the tour (not included in the price) and then enjoy a short trip on one of Cádiz vintage trams.

Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

3. Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir

Immerse yourself in Cadiz's lesser-known secrets and mysteries on this walking tour. Wander through the silent and shadowy streets of El Pópulo and La Viña. See sights such as the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, Plaza de la Cruz Verde, and the Basílica of San Juan de Dios. Start your tour in Plaza de San Antonio and learn about the square's paranormal activity and the theories that surround it. Continue towards the Church of Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in La Viña and learn about its hidden past. Wander through the maze-like streets of Cadiz's center, including Calle Solana and Calle Sagasta, to reach San Lorenzo Parish. Continue along Calle María Arteaga and learn about the street's fascinating namesake before reaching Plaza de la Cruz Verde. Learn about the shocking past that lies behind the square's palm trees and restaurants. Next, continue to the vibrant El Pópulo, the city's oldest neighborhood where you will discover some medieval secrets. Finish the tour in Plaza de San Juan de Dios and witness the breathtaking Basílica of San Juan de Dios. At the end of your tour, you'll receive a souvenir to remember your tour.

From Cadiz: Private White Villages and City Guided Tour

4. From Cadiz: Private White Villages and City Guided Tour

Soak up the breathtaking beauty of 2 of Andalusia's white villages. Admire the whitewashed houses and their colorful flowers with your guide, then take a private tour of the historic city of Cadiz including all of its key sights. Start with pickup from your accommodation or the port in Cadiz as you get ready to dive into Andalucia's unique culture. Enjoy a scenic drive out the first white village stop at Medina Sidonia. Stroll through its Moorish streets while taking in its authentic and atmospheric architecture. Next, head for the second white village of Vejer de la Frontera. Admire its location nestled in a landscape of rolling hills and orange groves. Enjoy some free time for lunch before your afternoon tour of Cadiz. Thencover the key sights of historic Cadiz. Visit the Plaza San Juan de Dios or Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Marvel at the architectural delights of the church of San Juan de Dios, the Casa de los Pazos Miranda, and the neoclassical Town Hall. Continue your tour with a trip to the Barrio del Pópulo, Cadiz's oldest quarter. Marvel at the 3 entrance arches including the Arco de la Rosa, and take a stroll around the market. End your tour by visiting the Plaza de las Flores and the Tavira Tower, the old town's tallest building.

From Seville: Private Day Trip to Cádiz with Guide

5. From Seville: Private Day Trip to Cádiz with Guide

Embark on a day trip to the seaside city of Cádiz from Seville. Benefit from the services of a private chauffeur and guide. Explore the main sights of the city including the Old Town, El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the scenic journey from Seville to Cádiz. Meet your guide in the Old Town for a private tour of the city. Enjoy up to four hours of free time with your guide and wander around vibrant areas such as El Pópulo, La Viña, and Santa María. Listen to your guide as they take you through the city's fascinating history. Stroll through narrow winding alleys, large plazas, and numerous parks with exotic plants brought by Christopher Columbus. Admire monuments and landmarks such as the Cathedral of Cadiz, the Roman theater (one of the largest in the world), the monument of the Constitution, and the Tavira Tower. After your guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace and stop for lunch at one of the city's many delicious restaurants. At the end of the day, hop back into the car and head back to Seville.

Cadiz: Mysteries and Crimes Walking Tour with Souvenir

6. Cadiz: Mysteries and Crimes Walking Tour with Souvenir

Uncover Cadiz's criminal history on this walking tour. Stroll through the now-safe streets of the El Pópulo neighborhood and unearth the truth about some of the city's most iconic landmarks, including Puerta de la Tierra and the Convent of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Start your tour in Plaza de San Antonio and learn about the square's horrifying past as the scene of a mass burial during the Phoenician times. Continue to Callejón de Tinte and learn about the mysterious woman who haunts this alleyway. Next, head to the Convent of Nuestra Señora del Rosario where you will learn about Cadiz's role in the Spanish slave trade. Continue to the bustling shopping street of Calle Nueva in the El Pópulo neighborhood and discover the shocking murder mystery case of Juan Páez, the lost child of El Pópulo. In the Santa Maria neighborhood, learn about Cadiz's gypsy witches and their cruel execution. Finish the tour in Puerta de la Tierra, where your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to continue your criminal exploration of the city.

Cadiz: City Tour with Private Vehicle and Guide

7. Cadiz: City Tour with Private Vehicle and Guide

Make the most of your time in Cadiz on a private tour with your own vehicle. Stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, wander the streets of the El Pópulo neighborhood, and visit Genovés Park. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to your first stop, the Paseo Maritimo. Here, witness the Cuban influence on the city's architecture and admire the shore of Playa de la Victoria, one of the city's most popular beaches. Next, hop back in the car for a tour of the city center. In Plaza del Ayuntamiento, witness the architecture of San Juan de Dios Church, Casa de Los Pazos Miranda, and the Town Hall. Continue to the El Pópulo neighborhood, the oldest neighborhood in the city, where you can admire three unique entrance arches. Then head to the Central Market where you can sample everything from fresh fish to Belgian and international cuisine. After the market, visit the beautiful Plaza de las Flores and the Tavira Tower, the tallest building in the old town, before arriving at the famous Falla Theater, the epicenter of Cadiz's carnival activities. Afterward, visit Genovés Park, an 18th-century park that has been voted one of the most beautiful in Spain. Finish at the Castle of Santa Catalina before getting dropped off back at your hotel with a stop at La Caleta Beach if you have time.

Cádiz: Private Walking Tour

8. Cádiz: Private Walking Tour

Explore the historic center of Cádiz and see some of its most important monuments such as the Roman Walls, Cadiz Cathedral, and the neighborhood of La Viña. Learn about the history of the city which is one of the oldest in the world and has been influenced by a variety of civilizations. Start by meeting at your hotel in the central areas of Cádiz. Stroll through the historic center with your guide and discover the historic monuments of one of the oldest cities in the world. Discover Moorish and Hispanic architectural styles other influences from the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans. See the Town Hall, Roman Theatre, and the beautiful Plaza de las Flores. Explore the charming La Viña quarter, home to buzzing typical Andalusian taverns and tapas bars. Admire the views of the famous Caleta Beach. Enter Cádiz Cathedral to learn about its fascinating history. After the tour, you will have gained a greater appreciation of one of the jewels of Andalusia.

From Seville: Private Guided Day Trip to Cádiz and Jerez

9. From Seville: Private Guided Day Trip to Cádiz and Jerez

You'll be picked up from your chosen location in Seville and first head off to Jerez which will take round 1 hour. You'll have time visit the Its old quarter where you'll see the Alcázar de Jerez, a Moorish fortress founded in the 11th century. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a typical Andalusian horse dance show that can be watched at The Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, a famed riding school with also a carriage museum. Lunch can be held in a bar where you can enjoy an exciting flamenco show and taste the local sherry, from the so-called Sherry Triangle lying to the west of Jerez. From Jerez you'll then head over to Cadíz, a road trip that'll take approximately 40 minutes, you'll receive a tour around the city lasting between 3 and 4 hours, you can expect to visit; -The neighbourhood of El Populo, the oldest inhabited neighbourhood in Europe -Roman theatre -Cathedral of Cadíz -Fish Market, one of the oldest markets in all of Spain -Tavira tower, the Camera Obscura -La Vina, a neighbourhood full of legends -La Caleta Beach where we will watch the spectacular sunset. After a day full of activities, you can relax in the car as we make our journey back to Seville which will take around 1 hour 20 mins.

From Cadiz: Private Tour of Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera

10. From Cadiz: Private Tour of Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera

Enjoy this private tour of Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera on a day trip from Cadiz, with pickup and drop-off, and see its most emblematic places with a local guide. See the bustling squares of Plaza San Juan de Dios, Barrio del Pópulo, Plaza de las Flores, and Central Market. Then, head to Jerez to see its cathedral and charterhouse. Start by walking down the cobblestone promenade of Cadiz, continuing to the Plaza San Juan de Dios, the commercial city center since the 16th century. Pass by important buildings including the Plaza del Ayuntamiento or City Hall, the Church of San Juan de Dios, and the Casa de los Pazos de Miranda. Continue through the Barrio del Pópulo, the oldest quarter of the city, and see the 3 entrance arches of Arco de la Rosa, Arco del Pópulo, and Arco de los Blancos. Next, head to the Central Market with a multitude of stalls, especially those selling fresh fish and seafood. Make your way to Plaza de las Flores, a lively square with a flower market, bars, eateries & the city's 1930 main post office. See the Torre Tavira, the tallest building in the old town. Reach the famous Falla Theatre to see the epicenter of the carnival of Cadiz. Next, go to Genovés Park which dates back to the end of the 18th century and has ranked as one of the most beautiful urban parks in Spain since its inauguration. Finish the city tour at the Castle of Santa Catalina and visit some nearby beaches if time allows. For the next part of your tour, head to Jerez, a city known for its sherry, equestrian and bullfighting traditions, and flamenco music. See the Jerez Cathedral, a building from the 17th century which combines Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles. Visit the Charterhouse of Jerez de la Frontera, considered one of the buildings of greatest artistic value in the province of Cádiz. Admire its late Gothic style from the 15th century with Baroque aspects dating from the 17th century. Finally, head back to Cadiz.

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What people are saying about El Pópulo, Spain

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Ana was awesome! Her knowledge of the city of Cadiz and its history was on full display. She walked us through multiple barrios and explained the timeline and history for each. She gave us ample time for photos and was patient with the abundance of questions we asked. I would highly recommend Cadizfornia Tours if you are in town and looking for a qualified guide service. We found them through a NY Times article from 2018 discussing the top 52 places to visit in the world. Google it for an informative read.

Ines was an amazing guide who was extremely knowledgeable and informative. She ran the tour in a relaxed and efficient manner, with a great mix of free time and guided tour. There were various levels of engagement from the group and Ines was able to easily cater to all of them. I would highly recommend this tour and you would be extra lucky to get Ines as your guide!

Chada was a great local guide. She walked us through Cadiz and shared so much information including history, how to properly pronounce Cadiz (and a number of other words) and she shared several places to eat and visit. Knowledgeable, fun and passionate! Chada provided a wonderful tour of Cadiz and we will be back! Muchas Gracias!

Anna sold Cadiz to us in just 2 hours.. Knowledgable, enthusiastic and great fun to spend time with. She stands out as a guide.

Excellent trip with Manuel as an exceptional guide. I loved it❤️