The modern four-star Parador Cadiz (official name is Parador Hotel Atlantico) occupies a lovely space on the edge of the ocean at the tip of a small peninsula on which is located the "oldest inhabited city in the western world" – Cadiz, Spain.
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The rooms of the Parador in Cadiz offer ocean views, and each has a balcony and large windows that fill them with the light off the Atlantic ocean. From these same balconies, you’ll have panoramic views of the Bay of Cadiz and the Atlantic. The Cadiz Parador is next to the Genovés seaside park which makes the area even more attractive and adds a welcomed feeling of tranquility. Located in a residential area surrounded by palm trees, it also has exclusive access to a small beach.
Cadiz is famous for the quality of it seafood, and the restaurant at the Parador offers some of the tastiest dishes you’ll encounter anywhere in the city. You’ll find the Parador Cadiz is well situated and within an easy stroll of the center of the old quarter, so walking off the effects of a good meal will be a pleasant task.
Cádiz, one of the oldest cities in all of Europe, was founded by the Phoenicians prior to 1100 BC. Its former grandeur is a bit faded now, but it retains a friendly and somewhat ramshackle ambience that, along with its lively residents – the Gaditanos, is altogether agreeable.
Located on a peninsula, the old city is surrounded by water. Strolling the waterfront promenade and watching the locals fishing in the early evening is an especially enjoyable way to pass some time. Don’t miss the great seafood oriented tapas restaurants here – you’ll discover dozens of tasty little tid-bits you never dreamed even existed.
Interesting excursions from the Cadiz Parador include:
– The Museo de Bellas Artes is well worth a visit.
– The gold-domed old Cathedral is nice and has an interesting history.
– Walk out along the seaside promenade which follows along the seaside in all directions.
– The Museo de Cadiz has some fine exhibits including 17th century paintings by the master Zubaran.
Interesting day trips from Parador Cadiz include:
– Jerez de la Frontera is just a short drive north of Cadiz. There you can visit the famous sherry wine cellars, or see dancing Andalusian horses, of visit the museum of Flamenco.
– The Rock of Gibraltar makes a nice day trip.
– The town of Ronda is unique and well worth a visit, though you might want to move on and stay at the Parador there (with one of the most awesome views of any hotel in the world!).
– Puerto de Santa Maria can be seen from Cadiz and is a great coastal town to visit. However, though it appears like you could almost throw a rock over there – to get there, you need to drive out of the Cadiz peninsula and around the bay of Cadiz.
Cadiz, Spain is one of those places in the world where the history is a palpable presence – you sense it at every turn. After all, this is from where Columbus set off on his second voyage to the New World – which fact ties Cadiz tightly to the history of the rest of western culture. The Parador Cadiz will provide you an excellent base from which to fan out and explore this fascinating city and its environs.
Facilities at Parador Cadiz hotel;
133 Twin bedrooms – 8 Double bedrooms – 8 Suites – Bar – Restaurant – Telephone – Heating – Air Conditioning – Wireless internet access – Satellite television – Safe – Minibar – Shop – Elevators – Garage – Car park – Currency exchange – Seasonal swimming pool – Gymnasium – Sauna – Garden – Conference Facilities – Facilities for disabled
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