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The fascinating city of Cadiz is totally omitted from your (2020) book on Spain. Why?

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Rick focuses on certain places where he takes his tours. Many, many worthwhile places are omitted but can be found in other guidebooks like Fodors, DW Eyewitness, Frommers etc
We loved visiting Cadiz, one of Europe’s oldest cities.

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Good question! I wonder if the RS writing team has ever been to Cadiz. Personally, I loved the place and would love to go back.

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They don’t make any claim to be comprehensive so it’s not surprising that they omit many places that are worthwhile. I liked Cadiz and would like a return visit

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The fascinating city of Cadiz is totally omitted from your (2020) book on Spain. Why?

Because it is fascinating no doubt lol!

@TexasTravelmom - if you've got a set of wheels you can visit the nearby Doñana Wetlands National Park and the authentic Andalucian Cowboy town of El Rocio, located in the heart of the park.

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I just don’t see what everybody sees in the city. It’s fine, but has no must see sights like so many other cities do. The last time we were in that area we stayed in Rota, across the bay, at the Duque de Nájera Hotel and took the ferry over to Cádiz. The hotel is right by the ferry landing, but if the weather is rough, the ferry won’t run. Full disclosure, I lived in Rota for more than 3 years, decades ago. We visited Cádiz a few times so maybe that’s why I don’t see the fascination.

@TexasTravelmom - While I haven’t stayed at it, look at the Parador. It’s at one end of town and 1.2km from the cathedral.

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I’m glad Cadiz isn’t in Rick’s guide — fewer crowds so the rest of us can enjoy it more!

We stayed in Cadiz last January and absolutely loved it. It was more about “being there” than the “sights” we saw.

@TexasTravelMom, here is my trip report with what we did:

We stayed at the Armador Casa Palacio, which I highly recommend. Perfect location; beautiful, well-equipped comfortable apartments; very helpful front desk.

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Well, not to hijack the thread, but thanks, everyone! I am undoubtedly going to wish for more days, as always. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I will mostly be traveling by train or bus - but obviously could rent a car for a day or two. I had hoped to get there in 2017 and didn’t make it so am just writing it in from the beginning this time. Now I look at train schedules to see how the pieces fit.

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We are planning to visit Cadiz in March 2023. We are looking at the ALSA buses as well as trains as ways to get to Cadiz.