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  Parque genoves.. catch a glimpse from the bus!
by blint
 
 

Cadiz is not used to foreign tourists, this industry is just taking off due mainly to the port and Ryan air flying to Jerez. It has been solely a Spanish tourist destination for many years, therefore is different to other places in the south of Spain in that here there are no tourist traps... well apart from one:

The Red and Green Tourist Buses:

Cadiz is made up of a thin stretch of land running down to the old centre where buses can't possible fit in among the narrow cobbled streets. Therefore your tourist bus ticket will only really give you a tour of the beach front running down to the old centre. You may think, umm doesn't sound so bad, but the local buses do this route for 93 cents which is far cheaper than the red or even the green tourist bus!

Cadiz is to be enjoyed on foot best.

The green one costs: Adults 10 € and Children 6 €. EXPENSIVE! They give you a one euro discount on guided tours around the centre...one euro??? Woopie doooo!!!

The red one is : 14 € for adults and €5 for children. The tour lasts an hour 15 mins and from the map on the web site you see it just circles the border of the old town, so you see very little of it's charm.

http://www.busturistico.com/aboutus.php

http://www.cadiztour.com/

Unique Suggestions: Have a private party on the bus
Tell them you think it's very expensive
Ask them awkward questions
Tell them you want to be taken to Plaza San Antonio by bus as you have paid a lot of money for your ticket.

There is a hop on, hop off system meaning you can get off and catch a later bus without spending another fortune, so you should make the most of this.

Where to Join or leave the Cadiz Bus Tour:
Plaza S. Juan de Dios
Plaza de Sevilla
C.C. El Corte Inglés
Puerta de Tierra
Playa de la Victoria
Catedral
Playa de la Caleta
Parador Hotel Atlántico
Plaza de la Hispanidad

They pass every 35 mins to an hour.

Fun Alternatives: Rent a bike or simply walk. Use Cadiz public transport and ask a local about the things you see!

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  • Written Apr 10, 2008
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