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Cadiz Church

Five blocks southeast of the Torre Tavira are the gold dome and baroque facade of Cádiz's cathedral, which offers history as well as views from atop the Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj)—making the climb to the top worth it. The building's structure was begun in 1722, when the city was at the height of its power. The Cádiz-born composer Manuel de Falla, who died in 1946 at the age of 70, is buried in the crypt. The museum, on Calle Acero, displays gold, silver, and jewels from the New World, as well as Enrique de Arfe's processional cross, which is carried in the annual Corpus Christi parades. The cathedral is known as the New Cathedral because it supplanted the original, neighboring, 13th-century structure, which was destroyed by the British in 1592, rebuilt, and rechristened the church of Santa Cruz when the New Cathedral came along.


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Pl. Catedral
Cádiz, Andalusia  11002, Spain


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Rate Includes: €6, includes crypt, museum, tower, and church of Santa Cruz

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