Another exciting week has passed. We continue to explore different exciting parts of the city. We climbed the Torre Tavira that was officially chosen as a watchtower in 1778. It was designed as a work place and home. The business was conducted on the first level with the family on the second and house servants on the third or fourth floor respectively. It provided an amazing view of the city from the top and via the panoramic mirror projected on a concave dome.
We visited the Oratory of the Santa Cueva which displayed different types of architecture from the prayer chamber to the church. The prayer chamber was beautiful in its simplicity and oh what an echo!
The took the ferry to el Puerto de Santa Maria to explore and learn about the city. We had a tour of the Bodegas Caballero and a great wine / sherry tasting at the end. Only a short walk to tour a the Castillo de San Marcos. Our guide shared the interesting and painful history on how prisoners lived and worked at the castle.
The Regatta de Cadiz 2016, the tall ship races, came to Cadiz for 4 days. Beautiful these vessels are masterpieces The event happens every 4 years so it was great timing to be here and enjoy. Great night of festivities with music, fireworks and oh so many people!
Originally 3 weeks seemed like a long time to explore Cadiz. Now as we count down the final few days I find myself wishing for one more week!