A little street doubling-up as a bar and leading to Alameda Apodaca coastal walk in Cadiz Centro, the old town.
Cadiz (actually Cádiz, with stress on the first syllable) is a little off Spain’s beaten tourist track and all the better for it, with less brain-dead, sand ‘n’ sangria tourism, less greedy overdevelopment, more cultural attractions, more fine old buildings, an excellent, easy-going lifestyle and amiable natives.
The first two pages show photos of the old town and the third page covers the beaches, including those in the new town though we don’t bother with new town architecture photos since it’s more or less style-free-forgettable.
This lively little peninsula city in west Andalusia is split into two parts, the ‘head’ end of the peninsula in the old town – and that’s where most travellers should stay, while beach freaks might want to be closer to the biggest stretch of sand, Playa de la Victoria, in Cadiz’ modern ‘body’.
Whichever, the #1 bus service running down the Cadiz corpus is very convenient, fast, cheap and frequent so getting from one place to the other fast and cheap is no hassle, during the daytime anyway.
Cars in the old town are a total nightmare as streets are tiny and parking is very restricted, so if you drive there ensure your hotel organises some kind of parking. See the 3-D Cadiz map.
For any reasonably fit visitor getting around Cadiz’ old town is an easy walk, e. g. about 20 minutes from the City Wall to Parque Genoves, so wheels will only be useful for excursions. The bus to Playa de la Victoria takes no more than 10 minutes and seems to run every 10 minutes during the day.