Founded 3,000 years ago by the Phoenicians, Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. For The Tall Ships Races Megallan-Elcano 500 Series 2021, it will be the final host port.

Cádiz is one of the oldest cities in south-west Europe, and its complexity is almost unparalleled. It is acted as a centre of power and influence, and has been key to Spain’s growth as a nation. There is so much history to discover, with craggy sea walls, fascinating monuments, and intriguing museums.

You wil be drawn in as soon as you cross the Carranza Bridge into the city and catch your first glimpse of the sparkling sea below.


Tall Ship Races in Cadiz

The Tall Ship Ports have prepared for the event a couple of years before they can welcome the fleet. Sail-ships in all sizes arrive in the harbour, from the big Class A ships to the smaller sailboats. They are welcomed by local boats an people waving on the shore. When the ships are moored at the quayside and the trainees can go ashore, they are met by a traditional festival. Musicians, activities for the whole family and trucks with local food along the quayside. All the ships invite people to visit them at “open ship” and it is a great feeling to meet fellow trainees from other ships.

The harbour organize sports-events, sailing-parade and activities for the crew. The price giving ceremony and a huge firework usually ends it all. After three days, the ships are ready for the sea again, and Christian Radich headed for adventures in the Mediterranean.


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Spanish cuisine is famous because it is flavoursome, healthy, traditional, creative and varied. An example of how healthy it is can be seen in its famed Mediterranean diet:

Star ingredients include olive oil, Iberian ham –a source of national pride– and the Spanish wine.

The nearest airport is Jerez de la Frontera 40 kms. There are direct flights to Jerez from Madrid and Barcelona as well as charter flights from the UK, Germany and some other European countries. In high season Ryanair operate a direct flight from London. There is train that links the airport with Cadiz. There is no bus service.


Seville airport is 100 kms away, Malaga airport is 250 km away. By bus it takes app. 3.5 hours.

Shuttle bus from Malaga:

Shuttle bus Cadiz-Jerez:

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