In around an hour and a half from Gibraltar by car rental you can drive to what is said to be the oldest city in Western Europe! Located on the tip of a narrow split of land surrounded by the sea, Cadiz features a stunningly scenic setting where ancient history, Andalusian charm, and modern avenues and buildings come together.
Head to the the lovely Plaza de Mina in your Gibraltar car rental for a visit to the Cadiz Archeological Museum. The Phoenicians founded the city that is now Cadiz nearly 3,000 years ago and time has left an abundance of archeological remains to tell its tale. The museum features two Phoenician stone sarcophagi and many other treasures.
Another piece of history captured in Cadiz that you can tour by car hire is the Torre Tavira, located near the Mercado de Abastos. Years ago this tower was used by merchants, eagerly awaiting cargo ships from the Americas. It features a camera obscura and one of the best views of Cadiz Old Town in the city.
Its privileged position on the tip of a peninsula allows Cadiz restaurants to serve up some of the freshest and most delicious shellfish in the world. You can find shellfish of all kinds here, from tiny prawns to big, delectable lobsters. Boiled and served, they're a Cadiz favorite.
Book your Cadiz car hire from Gibraltar Airport and enjoy a day trip through this unique and very old town.