Blanco White

Blanco White started as the solo project of Londoner Josh Edwards in 2014. After studying guitar in Cádiz (Spain), and later the Andean instrument the charango in Sucre (Bolivia), Edwards’ aim was to begin bringing together elements of Andalusian and Latin American music alongside influences closer to home. In early 2016 Blanco White released ‘The Wind Rose’ via Yucatan Records, a self-produced debut EP. A second EP ‘Colder Heavens’ was later recorded in the Autumn, this time with producer Ian Grimble (Bear’s Den, Matt Corby, Daughter). His latest track “Nocturne” was released summer 2018. His Cadiz tip?

“It’s best just to follow your nose and explore all the maze-like streets on foot to get a feel for the city, stopping at cafes along the way. Make sure you then get up high to see the Cádiz skyline. Torre Tavira and the Cathedral tower have amazing panoramas. Definitely hang out at one of the city’s beaches until sunset, followed by late dinner and a flamenco performance.”

city guide:
Cadiz, ES
food
El Malagueño
"It’s a hidden gem in the maze like streets of ‘El Pópulo’, one of my favourite neighbourhoods. The fried berenjenas with honey are a must." — Blanco White
Cafe Bar El Malagueño, Calle Mesón, Cádiz, Spain
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El Pelícano MúsiCafé
"Perched up on the sea wall with amazing views of the city, it hosts great music with flamenco on Tuesdays. It has a real Cuban feel inside. I normally order red wine." — Blanco White
Av. Fernández Ladreda, 1, 11004 Cádiz, Spain
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coffee
La Clandestina
"Great coffee, even better carrot cake and it has its own library to get lost in." — Blanco White
La Clandestina Librería, Calle José del Toro, Cádiz, Spain
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landmark
El Castillo de Santa Catalina
"Cádiz is so full of beautiful architecture it’s hard to choose. El Castillo de Santa Catalina is an amazing place, especially during magic hour in the evening." — Blanco White
Calle Campo de las Balas, s/n, 11002 Cádiz, Spain
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Plaza Mentidero
"I’ve always loved Plaza Mentidero too; it’s one of the smaller, less well known plazas but has a great atmosphere with a beautiful fountain in the middle." — Blanco White
Plaza Mentidero, Cádiz, Spain
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lodging
Casa Caracol
A 3-minute walk from the train station, this trendy, down-to-earth hostel is 5 minutes' walk from Cádiz Cathedral and 2 km from the white sands of La Caleta.
Casa Caracol Cadiz - BOOK DIRECT !, Calle Suárez de Salazar, Cádiz, Spain
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Spanish Galleon
On a cobbled street lined with shops and restaurants, this casual guesthouse is 5 minutes’ walk from Catedral de Cádiz with its marble and limestone facade, and a 9-minute walk from Cádiz train station.
Spanish Galleon Lodge, Calle Sopranis, Cádiz, Spain
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Cambalache Pub jazz
"El Cambalache is a great place for jazz. For Flamenco Cádiz is full of ‘Peñas’ dotted all over the city. It’s often best just to follow your ears." — Blanco White
Calle José del Toro, 20, 11004 Cádiz, Spain
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