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The revolutionary Cádiz

Your guru: Maria
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  • Cádiz
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Maria

My name is Maria, I love living in Cádiz, I enjoy teaching things about History, specially stories about my city and their people, so nice as the weather. I have studied Archaeology and History apart from Arts so I try to give complete explanations, dates and some curiosities as part of the tour. So have a go!!

My name is Maria, I love living in Cádiz, I enjoy teaching things about History, specially stories about my city and their people, so nice as the weather. I have studied Archaeology and History apart from Arts so I try to give complete explanations, dates and some curiosities as part of the tour. So have a go!!

About the tour

Cádiz and its 3000 years of history are enough to understand how a city has been measured between different cultures, dominations, uprisings and struggles. We started with the Phoenician Gadir, one of the first commercial experiences in the western Mediterranean, so the current port can show us that maritime and open character, as evidenced by the Roman presence and, for example, its infrastructures such as the theater. Advancing in Christian Europe, that of conquest that does not reconquer, a visit to the Pópulo neighborhood and its system of arches and remains of walls remind us of that past of invasions and sieges. During the Modern Age, colonial America was well worth a war or many of them for the commercial monopoly as the old contracting house reminds us. Advancing a little more among revolutionaries, times of athenaeums with their mentideros full of liberals appear La Pepa and his monument, the figure of Moret, and of course, the most revolutionary of all Fermín Salvochea, so a walk through the Plaza Candelaria and its Expropriated ecclesiastical properties will remind us of this unique moment with the scourge of federalism and regionalism. To conclude, what better way than to replenish energy on a terrace in the Plaza de las Flores and remember Topete, an admiral who could have been from Cádiz because a "Cádiz was born where he pleased" was one of the leaders of La Gloriosa por la that Elizabeth II said goodbye to Spain, at least for a few years. And what better way to say goodbye than with a visit to the Provincial Museum, where we can see all the heritage and material remains of these people and their imprint on the town of Cádiz, including paintings by the Baroque master Rubens or Murillo, among many others, in addition to a section of ethnography with marionettes famous for the popular culture of the s. XIX.

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How to find me: At Segismundo Moret statue in Plaza San Juan de Dios.
Tour duration: 2 hours

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Ratings 7


Juan marti escoda

8 days ago

Fantástica tarde por Cádiz con Maria como anfitriona. Nos explicó todo a la perfección, anécdotas incluídas. Trato agradable y familiar. Aprendimos mucho sobre la histiria gaditana y lo pasamos en grande. Recomendado 100%. Gracias Maria!


Response from Maria:

Qué gusto leeros de nuevo familia, para mí fue un auténtico placer pasar con vosotros la tarde y mostraros las historias de Cádiz y las gentes que por aquí han habitado. Muchas gracias por vuestra consideración, para mí es muy importante que disfrutéis de la experiencia tanto como yo y en vuestro viaje de vuelta os vayáis con un poquito de Cádiz dentro. Os deseo lo mejor en este verano 2020 y en vuestro viaje de vuelta a casa. Gracias de nuevo familia por confiar en mí , por vuestra amabilidad y generosidad. Un saludo afectuoso para todos.


12 days ago

Hacer el tour de Cádiz con María fue un placer!! Gracias por todo


Response from Maria:

Hola de nuevo pareja! Me alegra que vuestra experiencia fuera amena, para mi fue un auténtico placer enseñaros mi ciudad y conoceros, os deseo lo mejor en vuestro viaje de vuelta y que disfrutéis del verano. Gracias de nuevo por vuestra amabilidad y generosidad conmigo. Un saludo afectuoso para ti Adrián y para Ángela. Cádiz y yo os estamos esperando cuando volváis.


27 days ago

Esta mañana contratamos los servicios de Maria. La verdad que es algo que nos apetecía mucho, ya que aunque conocíamos la ciudad, nunca nos había dado por profundizar en la historia. Ella es muy amable y flexible. Cuenta la historia como si hubiese estado allí en cada suceso y en cada anécdota! Aprendimos mucho y nos divertimos! La recomendaremos a quienes visiten Cádiz!


Response from Maria:

Hola Maca!! Lo primero darte las gracias por la confianza depositada en mí y en el trabajo que hago, para mí es un placer enseñar las historias de Cádiz tanto a locales como a aquellos que llegan aquí desde otros lugares. Muchas gracias por tus palabras, me alegra saber que igual que yo habéis disfrutado de la experiencia. Un saludo afectuoso.


27 days ago

El tour fue fantástico y la guía muy agradable, muy especializada en el tema. La recomiendo al 100%


Response from Maria:

Hola Marcial y familia de nuevo!! Para mí es un auténtico placer conocer personas como vosotros y acompañaros a un paseo por Cádiz, por sus rincones y sus historias. Muchas gracias por vuestra confianza, para mí es muy importante que todos los viajeros disfruten como yo. Espero que os vayáis siendo un poco gaditanos por dentro, y guardeis un bonito recuerdo del viaje. Gracias de nuevo por la oportunidad. Un saludo afectuoso para ti amigo y tu familia!


28 days ago

Increíble tour medieval por Cádiz, la guía nos contó de forma muy amena y divertida la gran historia de la ciudad. Aparte de aconsejarnos que más actividades se pueden hacer en la ciudad.

De los mejores tour que he realizado, Sin duda repetiré con ella!


Response from Maria:

Hola Eli!! Qué gusto leerte, para mí es un verdadero placer compartir mi amor por la Historia y por esta ciudad, gracias a ti por tu confianza depositada en mí y cuenta conmigo para la.pŕóxima!! Un saludo afectuoso.


1 month ago

We were only in Cadiz for about 20 hours. That was a big mistake! Having made that mistake we were so happy when we made a very good decision to book a walking trip with Maria. Maria met us near to where we were staying in the Old town and gave us an informative and enjoyable walking tour that unfortunately only lasted 2 hours due to our tight schedule. Maria is a brilliant guide and we wished that the tour could have lasted longer. Maria is very knowledgeable and her English is also very good. The next time we are in Cadiz I hope to meet up with Maria again to learn more about this fantastic city.


Response from Maria:

Hey Neil!! Nice to read you once!! We spend little time but so enjoyable that I only can say thanks!! To me is very important enjoy in my job, I love this city, and meeting people so wise and easy going encourage me to do it better everyday and improve my skills including English for sure!!! . Count on me when you back!!! As you indeed know, a gaditano born wherever wants!!! Dear Neil thanks for your words, to me is a real pleasure do what I do. I hope see you soon because the best part is meeting people like you and your friends! My best wishes for you and your friends!!!

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