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Historical Attractions in Cadiz, Spain

July 31, 2013 - 3:19pm
Explore the historical attractions of Cadiz, Spain.

Senior travel groups heading to Cadiz, Spain, will have the opportunity to see some of Europe's most beautiful and historic buildings and sights. 

Torre Tavira
For a great visual memory of the city of Cadiz, head to the top of Torre Tavira. The city is known for its watchtowers and the Tavira Tower is the official watchtower of the city because of its location in the center of the city. Tavira Tower is also the highest point in Cadiz as it stands more than 147 feet in the air. 

The first watchman of the tower was Don Antonio Tavira. He would use a telescope to see ships transporting goods from the Americas. 

Cadiz Museum
Guests who want to learn about the history of the city should visit the Cadiz Museum. A large Phoenician archeological section shows off two marble sarcophagi of a man and a woman from the 5th century B.C. 

Also found in the museum are pieces of jewelry, statuettes, ceramic jars and other Phoenician artifacts. Roman artifacts, such as statues of Roman emperors, are also found throughout the museum. 

Gran Teatro Falla
​The Gran Teatro Falla is a theater in Cadiz that was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2013. Located in the Plaza Fragela, construction on the theater started in 1884 and was designed by architect Adolfo Morales de los Rios. The foundation of the building was based on a wooden building called the Gran Teatro de Cadiz. 

The theater hosts an artistic competition every February known as the Carnival of Cadiz. Guests can also check out plays and concerts which regularly take place at the Gran Teatro Falla.

Oratory of La Santa Cueva
In Cadiz, the city's most important sight is the Oratory of La Santa Cueva, which stands for the Holy Cave. Volunteer guides are available for guests to take a tour and learn everything they need to know about the building. Men used to meet every week so they could meditate on the Passion of Christ during the early 18th century. Eventually, the group was named the Brotherhood of the Santa Cueva and called the Oratory home, when it was just a cave. 

The lower chapel of the Oratory of La Santa Cueva is where the cave once stood and is called the penitential chapel. The upper chapel is known as the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and is full of luxurious design elements - something that is very unique to this chapel.

Senior travel tours venturing through the European will stand in awe while visiting this city on the southern coast of Spain.