Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Third Port Day: Cadiz

Our first visit to Cadiz left us within just half an hour with the feeling that this would be a place to come back to stay in.  We were welcomed straight off the ship by smiling and friendly English Speaking people from the tourist office, with free map, guide and list of places open.

We walked around even though it was drizzling but warm enough, popped into shops,

visited museums, and when it dried walked along the Alameda Apodaca

through the Parque Genoves

 Fantastic large tree 

Amusing topiary

to the little Castillo de Santa Catalina which had the feeling of being like a set for a wild west film.  Or rather the small towns in Mexico must be based on Spanish architecture.

We found the Fine Arts and Archaeological Museum, which was really interesting, and included large ancient statues

Beautiful ancient glass and pottery

and a tiniest gold bee about the size of my small fingernail

and much more.  We popped our head into Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, again welcomed and invited to look around.  The building with its central courtyard and wells, grand staircase alone is well worth visiting.  In addition Sculpture, paintings etc to enthrall, and as usual I took a close up showing wonderful skill with the pen..

All around the old town there were areas of interest...

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