Cadiz, ES

“For me Cádiz is the most beautiful city I know. It’s so ancient, and the crumbling architecture is always a reminder of that. Like Rome, it’s built on the ruins of itself. Jutting out into the Atlantic at the south western tip of Europe, it has an aura of mythology to it and the buildings, streets and trees can often feel dreamlike and surreal. For me that kind of fantastical beauty is something I have always wanted to try to communicate in the atmosphere and lyrics of my music, and Cádiz has been central to that.” — Blanco White

curated by: Blanco White

city guide:
Cadiz, ES
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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La Caleta
"The beach at La Caleta is always magical, especially at sunset. You can walk the causeway out to the lighthouse which reaches out into the Atlantic, and it feels like the very edge of Europe. In winter it can get pretty wild when the sea is rough." — Blanco White
La Caleta, Spain
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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