Start the day with a hearty breakfast of “churros” and a cup of hot chocolate/coffee at one of the bars near the Market, before:
•Visiting the Mercado de abastos, the food market. This is a feast for your senses and you can wander through the market and enjoy the banter between the local residents and stall holders, a people-watching experience par excellence. The market is also the ideal showcase to discover the huge variety of fish and seafood from the Bay.
•Then stroll through the old town: make your way to the Cathedral from the market, and take time to visit the Cathedral Museum, or climb up the Poniente Tower to enjoy the views over the city. A real must is to spend time at the Bishop's House (Casa del Obispo), the archaeological site next to the Cathedral, where you can discover the many civilisations and cultures who have passed through the city. The same neighbourhood, the medieval El Pópulo district and the city's oldest, is home to the Santa Cruz Church or the old Cathedral in the Baroque style and the second largest Roman theatre in Spain.
•Go up the Tavira Tower a typical watchtower from the colonial era to be found in the houses of the merchants and the cargadores de Indias , as the merchants who traded with the New World were known. Currently, around 100 watchtowers remain around the city: the House of the Five Towers (Casa de las Cinco Torres), the House of the Four Towers (Casa de las Cuatro Torres) and the tower known as the Bella Escondida.Tavira Tower can be visited and has a camera obscura where you can watch live images of the city in real time. As you make your way through the old town you will come across many mansions and palaces from the 18th and 19th centuries: Casa de las Cadenas (House of Chains) and those belonging to the Admiral (Casa del Almirante), to the Mora family (Palacio de Mora) and the Aramburu family (Casa Aramburu, etc.)
•The Cadiz Cortes Museum, is within easy reach of the Tavira Tower and its main feature is a mahogany and ivory model ofCadiz in the 18th century. The museum is currently being refurbished. The adjacent building is the San Felipe Neri Oratory. The 1812 Spanish Constitution was proclaimed here, there is a prized painting of the Virgin Mary, "La Inmaculada", by Murillo.We recommend taking time to do the Bicentenary Route, and visiting the 1812 Bicentenary Interpretation Centre at Oratorio San Felipe Neri, where further information is available.
•Cadiz Museum, in Plaza de Mina square, is also worth visiting. Among its artistic works, it boasts one of the largest collections of Phoenician art with 2 sarcophaguses in the world, Roman art... along with paintings by Zurbarán.Also Iberoamerica Museum and ECCO