Cadiz: History, Culture & Traditions
The city of Cadiz is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Western Europe and one of the most important ports in Europe. It is located on a narrow stretch of land by the Atlantic ocean, almost fully surrounded by water.
The city, yet small, is an interesting place both culturally and architectonically, thanks to all the civilisations that have populated Cadiz through its history. Phoenician and Roman remains can still be found by walking around its Old Town, where the main monuments are the Cathedral and the Teatro Manuel de Falla.
Cadiz is mostly known for its Carnival celebrations, that have taken place since the 16th century. Also, it is the birthplace of the first constitution of Spain in 1812 – one of the earliest constitutions worldwide. Its urban beaches rank amongst the best in Spain, notably the Playa de la Victoria and Playa de la Caleta, located at the city centre.
Cadiz, a MICE destination
MICE & Corporate
There are several meetings and events’ spaces suitable for all kind of MICE and corporate events, with capacities of up to 1,200 attendees in a theatre set up. You could choose from different venues, such as hotels, the city Conference Centre, historical venues and, even wine cellars in the nearby Jerez de la Frontera, less than 30 minutes from Cadiz.
Cadiz is ideal for incentive groups – it is a great departing point to discover the fantastic Pueblos Blancos, there are three Natural Parks where adventure activities can be practised, you could also discover the best Sherry wines and indulge in the biggest spa in Andalusia.
Special interest groups
Special interest groups will also enjoy their time in Cadiz. The Strait Natural Park is the most suitable option for bird watching, especially around spring and autumn, when numerous species migrate between Europe and Africa. Species like the black kite, the European honey buzzard, the white stork and the Northern gannet can be spotted here.
The Strait is also a fantastic location for admiring the cetacean migration. Fin whales, Atlantic bluefin tuna, long-finned pilot whales and short-beaked common dolphins are widely found around these waters.
The MICE offer in Cadiz is complete with its fantastic outdoors, ideal for all kind of team building activities. These can be organised in any of the spaces available at the city, as well as in some of Cadiz beaches or nearby towns, such as El Puerto de Santa María, Chiclana or Rota, all easily reachable from Cadiz city centre or even in local National Parks.
Golf in Cadiz
Golf lovers will find in Cadiz a true paradise. Less than 30 minutes from the city of Cadiz, there are fantastic golf courses as well as golf resorts, some of them designed by renowned figures such as Severiano Ballesteros, Robert Trent Jones or Jose Maria Olazábal. If you decide to travel a bit further, you will find Sotogrande, Alcaidesa and Valderrama‘s world known golf courses, all less than 1 and a half hours from the city of Cadiz itself.
Cadiz is the perfect option for MICE and Corporate events in the South of Spain – its infrastructure, golf courses, weather, the exceptional gastronomy of Cadiz and the friendly nature of its people will be the perfect addition to your event.
Meridional Events is your DMC for all corporate and MICE events in Andalusia and the South of Spain. We are experts in organising corporate events, incentives, golf breaks and team building activities in Malaga, Seville, Marbella, Granada and the Costa del Sol.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
The team at Meridional Events