Arguably the most impressive landmark in Cadiz the cathedral from a distance looks more like a mosque glimmering in the sky with a 50 m high golden dome which was once made of real gold.
Building work began on Cadiz cathedral in 1716 and wasn’t completed until 1838 which is why it has quite a modern feel to it. Compared to the exterior the interior is quite humble and modest with pieces of the building beginning to crumble and fall.
The Cathedral Museum is home to an impressive collection of treasures and there is also a crypt where the tomb of Manuel de Falla lies. He was a fine composer, born in Cadiz, who won international recognition as a composer whose music was evocative of the magic of Andalucia and influenced by the traditional Andalusian cante jondo.
Cathedral opening times: Monday to Saturday From 10-1, then 5:30-7