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  1. 1. Andalucia, Spain Cruisedestination Cádiz Cruise Destination
  2. 2. Essential port of call PortofBayofCádiz Cadiz is experiencing rapid growth in Cruise traffic and will soon inaugurate a new passenger terminal. Cruise traffic through the port of Cadiz has doubled since 1996 and the port now attracts about 200 calls a year. This makes it the second largest cruise port in Andalusia and it is growing fast. Cruise liners moor in the heart of the city at the Cadiz Dock, an ideal location for passengers who wish to get to the city and its surrounding areas in a matter of minutes. There is also a passenger terminal at Alfonso XIII pier, which caters for the needs of embarking and disembarking passengers with a restaurant, telephones and taxis. Because of its location, history and facilities, it is not surprising that Cadiz is one of Europe's busiest cruise destinations - an essential port of call for many of the most important cruise lines operating in the region. Included in their number are Cunard, P & 0, Royal Caribbean, Costa and new lines are adding their names to the list all the time. But the popularity of Cadiz with cruise lines is not just because of its location as a central point for vessels leaving or entering the Mediterranean. The city has much to offer the tourist in its own right architecture, museums and fine cuisine, coupled with superb beaches and the nearby town of Jerez, the home of Sherry. Seville is also just a short drive away. The port of Cadiz is a city port and it maintains a very close working relationship with the city council of numerous projects, many of them designed to promote tourism.
  3. 3. Port Information Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Stella Maritime Croisi Europe Island cruises Iberocruceros Seabourn Costa Croicere Saga Group Classic International cruises Sea Cloud cruises Dolphin Maritime Norwegian Cruise Line Princess Cruises Companie des Iles du Ponant Ocean Village Disney Cruiser Vision Cruises Ellevi shipping Clipper Global Cruise Line Silversea Cruises Hebridean International Kristina cruises International shipping partners Regent seven seas Celebrity cruises Tui cruises Majestic international Louis Cruise line V.Ships Maro Maritime MSC Cruiser -Restaurant -Snack bar -Newspaper booth -Waiting lounge -Rest room -Custom services -Police Services -Souvernirs booth -Access vessel platform -Phone services -Mail services Reina Sofía Terminal: Quay lenght: 600 m. Depth: 12-13 m. Alfonso XIII Terminal: Quay lenght: 324 m. Depth: 10 m. -Pilotage ( compulsory ) -Mooring -Tugs -Bunker -Garbage removal -Fresh water -Repairs -Supplies -Car parking -Bus parking -Taxi services -First aids -Farmacy -Bus station -Railroad station -Down town at 300 mts. -Bank services -Rent a car -Tour agencies 1.- General Plan of the Port The Port of the Bay of Cadiz is situated at latitude 36 degrees, 32 minutes north and longitude 6 degrees,17 minutes west. Winds: E.S.E ( prevailing and strongest ) Tides: Maximum tidal range: 3,90 meters The Port's main access channel has a depth of 14 meters in LST. 2.- General Plan of the Cruise Terminals The Port of the Bay of Cadiz has two cruise terminals: 2.1.- Terminal Services Available: 2.1.1.- Next yard services 3.- Port services available 4.- Cruise Lines that call at Cadiz Other information 5.- Air Transports 5.1.- Airports localization Jerez, situated 45 km. from the passengers terminals (about 30 minutes by highway). Sevilla, situated 120 km. from the passengers terminals (about 75 minutes by highway) 6.- Land Communications Train Station: 100-200 meters from the Cruises Area.Connection to Sevilla, Madrid to rest of Europe. Bus Station: 100 meters from the Cruises Area. Connection to rest of Spain. Europe The Port of the Bay of Cadiz Latitude: 36º, 32´N Longitude: 6º, 17´W Cadiz Andalusia Spain
  4. 4. CádizThe origin of the city of Cadiz is lost in time; it hides in the midst of myths and legends, with Trojan heroes, even Hercules and Gerion, the three-headed giant. It is considered the oldest always inhabited city of the west, founded by Phoenician sailors of Tyre around 1100 BC according to classic literature and around 800 BC according modern history science. Its founders called it Gadir, meaning enclosed area and turned it into the base of the commercial routes between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Ever since there have been many people that have desired and conquered it, The Carthaginians con- firmed its role as a coastal factory; the Romans called it Gades and turned it into of the most important Roman cities in Spain: and the Muslims plunged it into the dark years and did not take advantage of its maritime potential. Alfonso X reconquered it in 1262 and started the revitalisation of the city which starts to be surrounded by walls to prevent the frequent sacks it suffered. In the 16th century Christopher Columbus chose it as departure harbour for its second and fourth trips to the Indies. The city flourishes again and its harbour became the great commercial gateway of the traffic with the recently discovered New World. Cadiz obtained the monopoly of West Indies co- mmerce in 1680 and in 1717, the City enjoyed its higher splendour with an economic flowering because of the move of Casa de Contratación and West Indias Consulate from Seville to Cadiz. This contributes to the urban configuration of the City and, above all, the creation of a commercial middle class, cultured and practical. In this favourable atmosphere, Cadiz takes in lots of politics who take refuge in a besiege city during the French invasion in 1808, the one and only comer of Spain to achieve the defence from the Napo- leonic troops. They are difficult moments. and in Cadiz, it grows the feeling of freedom more than ever before, It is then when the Cortes Generales are cons- tituted, thus it is drawn up the first Spanish Constitu- tion ("La Pepa") in 1812.
  5. 5. A small tongue of sand threethousandsyearsoldMuch of what has happened to Cadiz over these three thousand years has a lot to do with its geographical location: its unsurpassable strategic position in the south-eastern end of Europe, between two continents, Europe and Africa, and between two historic seas, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. This ocean bathes its shores; it surrounds it almost completely and shapes the peculiar geography of Cadiz: it is practically in the sea, it is a tombolo, an island connected to the coast by a narrow nine kilo- meters long sandbar. But in addition to its geographic location or its climate there are many reasons lo choose Cadiz as cruise ship port of call: the historic-cultural value of the oldest city of Western Europe; its excellent cuisine based on fish and seafood; its incredible Atlantic beaches; its commercial offer with the historic city centre turned into an open commercial centre; its tourist attractions, such as being able lo view the city from the highest watchtower. But above all, Cadiz is a perfect port of call because everything can be visited on foot and just in one day. The relatively small size of the city becomes an all of any cruise passenger. Cadiz is visited and enjoyed on foot. And to that Purpose there are four historic routes that visitors can choose to visit the city.
  6. 6. - Cadiz Provincial Council Palace (1) - Plaza de España and Monument to Parliament (2) - Houses of the Five and Four Towers (3), - San Carlos District (4) - Alameda (5) - Church El Carmen (6), Bendición de Dios street, Mentidero Square, Veedor street - San Antonio Square (7), Torre street, Santa Inés street - San Felipe Neri Oratory (8), San José street - Ancha street (9), Sagasta street - San Francisco Square (10) In 2012, the city of Cadiz will celebrate the “Bicentenario de la Constitución de 1812” (the Bicen- tenary of the 1812 Constitution), in view of this, by means of a walk around the city, we invite you to know the most emblematic places related to the writing of the first Constitution that was enacted, as the city was beseiged in 1812 by French Napoleonic troops, and defended by Spanish troops and English allies, com- manded by Duke Wellington. The Constitutional text which was drawn up in Cadiz, broke with the absolutist regime and recognized the national sovereignty prin- ciple and the division of modern state powers, and was the object of many Spanish Parliamentary sessions meeting in Cadiz with members of Parliament chosen in Spain and in the viceroyalties of the Spanish Ame- ricas. This interesting “CONSTITUTIONAL ROUTE” is eminently cultural, along which you will be able to observe, with very few changes, the city´s urban plan- ning at the beginning of the nineteenth century, in that it was the the second most important Spanish city after Madrid, and in which the layout of its streets, the symmetrical height of its buildings, its balconies and watchtowers amaze, and which make it possible to admire an urban space that is almost identical to how it was 200 years ago, thanks to its conservation and restoration in the last few years (THE APPROXI- MATE DURATION OF THIS ROUTE ON FOOT IS ONE HOUR). The walk departs from the Port of Cadiz and then we head for the Cadiz Provincial Council Palace that was the head seat of the Regency in 1812 (1) (1770), one of whose gems is the Salón Regio or Regal Room, built to mark the visit of Queen Isabel II to the city in 1861. The Palace overlooks the España Square (2), the square with the Monument to Parliament (XX), Constitutional Route A.- City Hall. B.- Cathedral. C.- Cadiz Museum.         A B C 9 10
  7. 7. Culture Spain square Phoeniciansarcophagiwith the names of all the people who swore allegiance to the first Constitution. Immediately behind the monument, there is the House of the Five Towers (3) (1771), and to its right the House of the Four Towers (3) (1720), a set of houses that were at the time leased to traders who needed reside in Cadiz temporarily. Then, you cross San Carlos District (4) and then through the Alameda (5), a beautiful garden next to the sea reformed by Juan Talavera in 1926 and which is laid out in the Regionalist style, before visiting the Baroque Church El Carmen (6) (1743–1762) and come to San Antonio Square (7). This square is one of the city’s nerve centres and witnessed the constitutional proclamation. Some of the city’s main façades overlook this square: the Church of San Antonio (XVII-XVIII) and the Cadiz Casino, with a courtyard refurbished in the Neo- Mudejar style in the XIX Century. From here, the route takes you to San Felipe Neri Oratory (temporarily closed) (8) (1668-1719) which was the Court meeting headquarters in 1812. Now make your way back to the High Street or Calle Ancha (9), which was in its day the social and political hub of the city, and then along Sagasta Street the San Francisco Square (10). The square is noted for the Convent of San Francisco, from which the constitu- tional procession finished its route at the Cadiz Provincial Council Palace and in front, you find the port where you can reboard your cruise ship, or if you have time, to approach to the tourism office situated in the Paseo de Canalejas S/N where we can advise you of other alternatives to get to know the city. Strolling through the streets of Cadiz visitors will find one thousand different ways of approaching its cultural aspects: art galleries, exhibition venues, theatres, and above all, four museums that keep within their walls the secrets of the history, arts, religion, polítics and traditions of the city. The Museum of Cadiz hosts important archaeological pieces found in both the city and its province, such as Phoenician sarcophagi as well as an important collection of paintings that shows the evolution of Spanish paintings since the 16th century. The Parlia- ment of Cadiz Museum displays pieces from the Independence (Napoleonic) War, archaeological rem- nants connected to their past, and especially, a scale model of the city built in wood between 1777 and 1779, The Cathedral's Museum exhibits an impressive sample of liturgical pieces. Lithographic Museum , considered one of the best of the world, conserves lithographic press and stones from eighteenth and nineteenth Century.
  8. 8. Cuisine TapasRoute Another important reason to choose Cadiz as port of call in a cruise is its cuisine. And that is because the cuisine tradition of Cadiz merges with the sea and its history. lt dates back to the Phoenician with their salted fish factories and the almadraba tuna fisheries; to the Romans with their salted and oil preserves; to the Arabs with the secrets of spices: to the Reconquest, with the wine and livestock trade; or to the discovery of the New World, with its contribution of new pro- ducts, such as potatoes, cocoa and tomatoes... Although the cuisine of Cadiz is essentially based in sea products, other products play a leading role too, such as the delicious vegetables brought every day frorn the nearby areas, the excellent meat of the moun- tain areas of the province of Cadiz, and of course, the famous local wines, such as Sherry or Manzanilla from Sanlucar de Barrameda. Thanks to the good climate of the city, in Cadiz tapas have become very popular. This is a tradition that both locals and visitors can practice all year round. It is so to such an extent that it has become institutio- nalised since local authorities have set up the so-called "Tapas Route" which helps us to tour the different bars and eat their different tapas and specialities without needing to spend too much money. Another of the delicacies of the cuisine of Cadiz is fried fish. In the city centre there are several fried fish stores where people can buy a great variety of fried fish served in paper cones. They can be eaten while we walk around, in the benches of squares and gardens or in any of the terraces of the bars that allow it. Cuisine suggestions Mackerel with piriñaca Tope shark in adobo Tuna cooked with onions Shrirmp omelette Rice seamen's style Ox tail Beans with Artichokes Fried peppers Cadiz bread Just five minutes away on foot of the passenger terminal is the open commercial centre. In one single walk we can go through the old city centre in which Nueva, San Francisco and Ancha Streets and Flores Square await visitors with their gates opera, inviting them to enter, admire their curiosities, handicrafts, clothe ware, souvenirs, food products or copies of archaeological pieces. It is worth for visitors to get to the Populo District, next to the Cathedral, to visit handicraft galleries and stores, exhibiting colourful pieces, such a stiles, paint- ings, fans, pottery, hand-painted silk, leather... And in the morning in work days, you should not miss the food market, a traditional fruit, vegetable, meat and fish market. A true spectacle for all senses. Shopping
  9. 9. The province of Cádiz You can go on very nice original excursions in the province of Cádiz. Well within reach and worth getting to know are the Moorish towns, the skilful art of the Carthusian horses, the land of flamenco and the fight- ing bull, the seaside towns, as well as the essence of wine from Jerez or the white towns. We propose the following excursions of all tastes for you to enjoy: And to that Purpose there are four historic routes that visitors can choose to visit the city. Harold Lloyd, Liz Taylor, Lana Turner, Orson Wells and Steven Spielberg have all come to Jerez to get to know the González Byass wine cellars, attracted by the prestige of its wines and the historic elegance of its buildings. In those of Tio Pepe, for example, you can contemplate more than 100,000 barrels, some of them more than 350 years old with signatures and dedications of many relevant figures from the XX century. In those of Williams & Humbert, the biggest in Europe, one can enjoy the wine, the flamenco dancing, and a display of hawking, travel by balloon or visit a vineyard. You must not forget the avine cellars of Sandeman, Pedro Domecq in Jerez and Osborne and Caballero in El Puerto de Santa María or Barbadillo in Sanlúcar. In all of them, the visit finishes with wine tasting. THE WINE CELLARS ARE ONLY HALF AN HOUR FROM YOUR CRUISE VESSEL. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THE PORT OF CADIZ, PAY THEM A VISIT. The wine cathedrals
  10. 10. RoyalSchoolofEquestrianArt If you have never seen the Carthusian horses dancing, do not miss the opportunity. Visit Jerez and the An- dalusian Royal School of Equestrian Art. The Royal School is committed to the training of horsemen and the breeding and improvement of the Carthusian race of horses, one of the most beautiful races of horse in the world. This school offers the show "How Andalu- sian horses dance" on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on other weekdays offers entry to their training, the riding school and stables. The beauty and splendour of these horses may also be seen in Jerez at the "Yeguada de la Cartuja". At this country estate, whose aim is to safeguard the breed, a demonstration of hitching can be seen on Saturdays and there is a visit to the riding school to see the colts in their natural habitat. If you still have not decided what to go for, ask for everything. In Jerez, it is possible. Take a look at the cathedrals of wine, drink a toast and idly visit the horses. It is all very near. Add on a visit to the watch museum and relax: listen to the music of the hands striking the hours. You will still have time to take a look at the old part of the city. We can suggest you a visit to the monumental group: El Alcazar. As we walk around The Alcazar, we will make a tour trough history, a journey trough time. Among its patios, gardens, baths, the mosque... we will be taken to a fascinating, mysterious world: the delicate Andalusi world, the aesthetics and scent of Al-Andalus Inside the Alcazar, in the tower of the Villavicencio Palace, is situated the Camera Obscure. Its position at the highest and oldest point in the city enables you to enjoy the most beautiful views of historical and modern Jerez. The skilful art of the horses Jerez the city of the horse and the wine ElAlcazar
  11. 11. The fighting bull is nearer your cruise vessel than you can imagine. It is very rewarding to contemplate them in the country and at a bullfight with young bulls from the fence, to get to know the daily routine of a country Andalusian estate, to have lunch and take the opportunity to observe how fighting bulls are reared and selected. The route of the white towns is one of the most spec- tacular routes in Andalusia. The white towns owe their name to the custom of the inhabitants of frequently whitewashed facades of the houses. They are characterized by narrow streets, houses decorated with brightly colored pots and red tile roofs, churches, medieval castles and palaces. In addition to their festivals, pilgrimages, etc. .. These towns are located in a Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, which has the highest rainfall in Spain, populated by numerous caves and canyons. Highlight the Via Verde de la Sierra is a runway equipped for tourist use (walking, cycling and horse riding) that runs 38 km hilly landscape between the towns of Puerto Serrano and Olvera, between the provinces of Cadiz and Seville. It is part of the green- ways from Spain, coordinated by the Foundation for Spanish Railways. Park Alcornocales includes a wide band oriented north-south between the coastal area of Tarifa, in the Strait of Gibraltar, up the mountains of the interior, in the towns of Cortes de la Frontera, El Bosque and Ubrique, with an area 167,767 hectares, is one of the largest National Parks’ Spain. Ubrique account since the early eighteenth century with many factories in the skin, and now maintains the Muslim tradition of leather goods. Today is one of the major work centers of the skin of Europe. The route of the White Towns Grazalema Little more than half an hour away in the north of the province, El Puerto de Santa María and then Sanlúcar de Barrameda can be found, towns ideal for those that wish to try the most delicious sea-fish dishes, to discover its castles, palaces and famous wine cellars, situated opposite the Doñana National Park. The seafarers of the Atlantic In search of the fighting bull
  12. 12. It's the typical song and dance of various fairs and pilgrimages that are held throughout the province of Cadiz. Sevillanas usually dance partner, with some exceptions, where the dance as training run over two people. Usually accompanied by guitar with touches that make the island palms that accompany a singer or group. We suggest you visit the performances of flamenco in Jerez and Cadiz, regarded as the birthplace of flamenco and dance. Golf Flamenco and Sevillanas Atlantee Between two seas of the Atlantic to the Mediterranean ATLANTEE GOLF. A scenario in Andalusia, where tourism, history, nature, and traditions combine to make your sports experience unforgettable. In its scope, designed by the best golfers in the world, seven of the best golf courses in southern Europe. Atlantee Golf, the most tempting to enjoy the leisure of a single blow. Altantee Golf has a total of 11 prestigious golf courses. For all golf lovers, Atlantee-Golf offers all golfers a personalized and friendly service with a thorough knowledge of the area to offer to ensure that their requirements are met at the best price possible.
  13. 13. In the center of the province, at the entrance to the Natural Park of the Alcornocales, the Moorish path through towns like Alcalá de los Gazules, Medina Sidonia or Vejer de la Frontera can be found, all of which are situated on a hill and surrounded by breathtaking scenery. To visit Alcalá, Medina Sidonia and Vejer is to go for a walk amidst the purest style of Andalusian Arab architecture. Narrow streets, quiet squares, city walls and battlements all reveal their ancient origins. In the surrounding area, prehistoric caves and abun- dant game can be seen. The proximity of these towns to each other, declared to be of historic and artistic importance, allows the guided visits to be combined with the shopping of hand-made products of crafts- manship, especially the riding boots in Alcalá, pottery in Vejer and cakes in Medina Sidonia, which was the confectioner's capital of the Arabic world. We suggest you finish off this attractive excursion with a visit to one of the estates or country houses, where one can really enjoy a meal in a country restau- rant, go for a ride in a horse and cart or take part in adventure activities. Have a wonderful day. Along the moorish path: Alcalá, Medina Sidonia and Vejer Medina Sidonia
  14. 14. The windsurfer’s paradise: Castellar de la Frontera is a quiet town declared a historical, artistic monument. Immediately on arriving, one understands why. The town lies inside a walled area and walking around it is as pleasant as admiring the countryside which one can see from its castle since Castellar is situated, like the strong fortress that it is, on a hill of the Alcor- nocales natural park. For Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas, Castellar is the ideal place to get lost in and even to make one of their films. On the way, you will discover the convent-house La Almoraima (nowadays a small hotel) and the Molino del Conde, both having become restaurants where you can relish the cuisine or take a short rest. A trip to the middle ages: Castellar de la Frontera fashion and show in the thousand year-old town Your destiny now is the tocan of Tarifa. Little more than an hour from the city of Cádiz, it is possibly the most attractive plan. It is the European windsurfing paradise. The town has managed to keep its walls, courtyards, palatial houses and thousand year-old streets intact. A guided tour through the old post and the castle of Guzmán El Bueno is always a pleasant trip. How the town has harmoniously integrated the wind- surfing fashion into its historical buildings is noticeable: bars, modern, classical and exquisite res- taurants, souvenir and clothes shops give this cosmopolitan little town, which has become an ideal place for shopping, a touch of colour, design and fashion. More and more people visit Tarifa not just for the windsurfing but the tourist atmosphere that has de- veloped around it. Another interesting combination is to spend half a day in Tarifa and the other half in Castellar. Fotografía:ManoloRojas
  15. 15. Edición: Autoridad Portuaria Bahía de Cádiz, Camara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Cádiz y Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz Diseño: Fotografías: Autoridad Portuaria Bahía de Cádiz, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Castellar, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Grazalema, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Jerez, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Medina Sidonia, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Tarifa, Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre y Atlantee Circuito de Golf (club Novo Sancti Petri) estudio de comunicación