Transport

BUS

  • Cádiz city buses.
    Line 1 stops just outside the hotel and serves Avenida de Andalucía, Avenida Cayetano del Toro and Avenida Ana de Viya. The stop across the road from the hotel will take you in the opposite direction, to Plaza de España in the city centre.
    Line 7 serves the whole Paseo Marítimo in both directions.

Taxis

  • The closest taxi rank is just outside the Hotel.

More information: CÁDIZ URBAN TRANSPORT

Celebrations in the city

CARNIVAL

  • The city’s authentic celebration, famous all over Spain. The Carnival of Cádiz has been recognised as being of International Tourist Interest. The Concurso de Agrupaciones del Carnaval contest takes place in January and February, adding to the appeal of the celebration.
  • More information on the Carnival of Cádiz HERE
  • More information on the Concurso de Agrupaciones HERE

SUMMER AND THE BEACH

  • Summer and the beach bring lots of leisure and cultural activities to Cádiz. Ask Reception about the activities that take place in the city during this time of year.Summer draws to a close with the Carranza Football tournament.

SEMANA SANTA

  • Cádiz celebrates Semana Santa (Holy Week) intensely, when its hermandades de penitencia, religious brotherhoods, take to the streets in procession, stopping at the city's cathedral. Currently, 31 brotherhoods take to the streets.
  • More information HERE
  • ASK AT RECEPTION FOR “HOTELES MONTE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SEEING SEMANA SANTA” .

CORPUS CHRISTI FESTIVITIES

  • The city of Cádiz fervently celebrates Corpus Christi. It is not held on the Thursday but is instead moved to the following Sunday. The procession is made up by representations from the different brotherhoods and the ecclesiastical, administrative and military authorities, who accompany the impressive monstrance, a masterpiece of Cádiz gold work elaborated by Alfonso Suárez. At three and a half metres tall, it is the tallest in Spain.
  • More information HERE

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Each year, the Circuit of Jerez de la Frontera hosts the MotoGP World Championship, which is held in March-April.
  • Official Circuit of Jerez website HERE

FIESTA DE LOS JUANILLOS

  • Celebration which takes place on the night of 23 June, the eve of San Juan. In the different neighbourhoods of the city, figures alluding to city life or events or well-known people from Cádiz or Spain are burned. These figures are called “Juanillos”.
  • More information HERE

FIESTAS DE TOSANTOS

  • Held in November. A Stall Decoration Contest is held in the municipal markets, making this day a fun celebration with enormous participation.
  • More information HERE

NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL ROSARIO

  • Held on 7 October. This is one of the most deeply-entrenched celebrations in Cádiz. It begins in the morning with the Floral Offering made by Cádiz residents in traditional dress. In the afternoon, the Procession of the Patron Saint of Cádiz makes its way through the streets of the Old City.
  • More information HERE

CARRANZA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

  • Held in August. It is one of the historical football tournaments, considered by many to be the trophy of trophies. Once the tournament is over, it has become customary to hold a very unique night-time party on Playa de la Victoria, where families gather around barbecues and spend all night celebrating the event.
  • More information HERE

GASTRONOMY AND RESTAURANTES

As in many towns and cities in Andalusia, eating tapas is one of the most popular culinary traditions. The cuisine of Cádiz is essentially based on fresh fish and seafood from the coast.

TAPAS

Tapas are a snack served in bars to accompany a drink: small culinary samples that you can have for lunch or dinner or simply to keep you going while you visit the city.

PESCAO FRITO

Pescao frito (fried fish) is a hallmark of the city. There are various types, with cazón en adobo and choquitos being the most popular.

DESSERTS

When it comes to desserts, Cádiz is famous for its very traditional ones:

Turrón or Pan de Cádiz.
Cakes made by nuns.
Alfajores de Medina.

WINES

Cádiz and the surrounding province has excellent wines. Sherry (fino, oloroso, amontillado and Brandy de Jerez) and manzanilla from Sanlúcar de Barrameda are some of the most famous. As well as Brandies from the same localities. In recent years, some high quality red wines have been coming onto the market, mainly from around Villamartín, a well as some from Conil de la Frontera.

TAPAS BARS

  • Cumbres Mayores - c/Zorrilla, 4
  • El Faro (barra) - c/San Félix, 15
  • Balandro - Alameda Apodaca, 22
  • Avenida 28 - Av. Ana de Viya, 28
  • El Sur - c/Fernández Ballesteros, 5

RESTAURANTS

  • El Faro - c/San Félix, 15
  • Balandro - Alameda Apodaca, 22
  • La Despensa - Escritor Ramón Solís, 9 -10
  • La Marea - Paseo Marítimo, 1