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July 4, 2006

We had a lovely walking tour through the city.

Our tour guide taught us to pronounce the city's name as "KA-deeth."

All these photos show parts of the monument to Spainís Constitution of 1812.

Inside the San Felipe Neri Church.

Most of the vendors have closed their kiosks.

Eirien, this is where I got you the cool skull bandana.

The remains of a saint, entombed in this glass coffin, downstairs below the main church.

I thought Lisa did an amazing job of distracting the boys so they did not notice this.

It is hard to see, but the ceiling in a dome and affords excellent acoustics.

This is a moveable silver altar which is brought out for one fest a year.

 

 

Excursion:
Cadiz:
Cadiz Walking Tour
Explore the long, narrow streets, colorful gardens and whitewashed buildings of Cadiz on a guided walking tour. Highlights include the Plaza de Espana with its monument to Spainís Constitution of 1812, San Felipe Neri Church, and the Town Hall.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Town Hall - Built in two stages - in 1799 and 1861 - the Town Hall is a textbook example of neoclassical architecture. The faÁade is decorated with garlands, round moldings with reliefs of Phoenician coins, and a balustraded roof with stone vases. Your visit inside takes in the noted Capitular Room.

San Felipe Church - Spainís first liberal constitution was declared here in 1812. Your guide points out the stunning mural above the main altar, painted by the great Sevillian artist Murillo.

REFRESHMENTS
During your walking tour a refreshment break will be made at a local Spanish wine bar.

WHAT YOU SEE ON YOUR WALKING TOUR
From the ship, make your way through Cadizí streets, passing the Plaza de Espana with its monument to Spainís Constitution of 1812. From San Felipe Neri Church, stroll along San Francisco and Nueva streets to the Town Hall.

SPECIAL NOTES
Wear comfortable walking shoes.

On Voyage C513 (May 15th), a visit to the Archaeological Museum will be substituted, as the Town Hall is closed.

Afternoon or Sunday departures of this tour will visit the Archaeological Museum as the Town Hall is closed.
 

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