Hotel Duques de Medinaceli
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... of fine architecture, one 12th century and the other 16th to 18th centuries. The contrast too is fascinating. The rounded and sombre Romanesque arches in the old cathedral, with medieval wall paintings and intricate carvings, compare dramatically with the soaring ceilings of the later church.
The old cathedral has an interesting cloister, restored after partial collapse during the ...
... very painless, but, surprisingly choppy.
All appears calm here, but, that is before we have left the river!
Once in the actual bay, there are a few green faces around.
Quite a magnificent place Cadiz, as you can see from the approach to the harbour, complete with Italian Cruise ship berthed.
... about Cádiz except our sketchy address of where the hostel was. We knew Cádiz was a beach town, and that is all that mattered to have a good Spring Break trip. Once we got off from the bus station, we began interpreting the hostels directions. They went something like: find the Spanish flag in the far side of the parking lot of the bus/train station. Once you see the flag go to the nearest road and take it to the left. On your left will be a white church and a red ...
... It's times like these you need an animal onesie! I'm sure it's good in the summer but saying that I don't think I'll ever return here.
So a quick summary of the city of el Puerto de Santa Maria:
Castle tour with wine tasting. The guide had terrible robotic English but the castle had some pretty glass-stained windows. Mecerdona supermarket where I got some delishmo prune yoghurt, a taste of salidas (pate/cheese pastry morsels) which ...
... set in a night club in the 1960's. The singing and dancing were excellent; people would pay money to see a show like this at the theatre, but on a cruise you can see it for free! We really enjoyed it.
Afterwards we did what has become a nightly ritual for us on Cunard cruises; that is, we went to the Golden Lion pub to take part in whatever they were doing that night, which turned out to be Name That Tune - ...