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El Gran Teatro Falla

Watch a dramatic performance or musical recital from a balcony in this majestic theater packed with Moorish motifs and stylish features.

El Gran Teatro Falla is a 19th-century structure in the heart of the Old Town of Cádiz. Located on the site of its previous incarnation, the theater is built in the Neo-Mudéjar style with red bricks and grand arches. Select a performance from dances, plays, operas and other spectacles in this iconic theater.

Capture photos of this spectacular building, with its red and white pattern, rose windows and other intricate facets. Palm trees flank the sides of this theater, which has an Arabic Spanish style.

Enter through one of the large portals to find yourself in the spacious vestibule, which has a 1920s design. The hall has stairways leading to the main auditorium, which has a stage that is 59 feet (18 meters) wide and 84 feet (26 meters) deep.

Watch a dance or musical performance from one of the red chairs lined up across the floor and surrounding golden balconies of the theater. The auditorium has stall boxes, mezzanine boxes and an upper stand. Examine the Moorish motifs decorating the walls of the theater. Gaze up at the modern chandelier that hangs over the seats.

Attend the artistic competitions and recitals that take place during the annual Carnival of Cádiz at the end of February or beginning of March. Inspect the works of art on display during exhibitions.

Note that the theater takes its name from local composer Manuel de Falla, who blended Andalusian folk music and flamenco. He is generally considered among Spain’s most important 20th-century musicians. The complex was built on the spot of a former wooden theater that burned down.

El Gran Teatro Falla is in the northwestern part of the Old Town district. It is a short walk from the sea and the Parque Genovés. Visit nearby attractions, such as the Plaza de San Antonio, the Santo Ángel Custodio Church and the Museo de las Cortes.


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Parador De Cadiz

Parador De Cadiz

Avda. Duque de Nájera, 9, Cadiz
4.3
of 5, from 82 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Cadiz and Torre Tavira. Cadiz Cathedral and Plaza de Espana are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$50
Hotel de Francia y París

Hotel de Francia y París

Plaza de San Francisco, 6, Cadiz
3.8
of 5, from 9 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oratorio de la Santa Cueva and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

$96
Hotel Argantonio

Hotel Argantonio

Calle Argantonio, 3, Cadiz
4.0
of 5, from 7 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oratorio de la Santa Cueva and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

$75
El Armador Casa Palacio

El Armador Casa Palacio

Calle Ancha 7, Cadiz
4.9
of 5, from 10 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 5-minute walk of San Antonio Church and Torre Tavira. Plaza de Espana and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.

Senator Cádiz Spa Hotel

Senator Cádiz Spa Hotel

Calle Rubio y Diaz, 1, Cadiz
3.5
of 5, from 30 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza de Candelaria and Plaza de Espana. Cadiz Cathedral and Torre Tavira are also within 10 minutes.

$57
Apartamentos Plaza de la Luz Cádiz

Apartamentos Plaza de la Luz Cádiz

C/ Corralón de los Carros, 62, Cadiz
4.0
of 5, from 35 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of La Caleta Beach and Torre Tavira. Cadiz Cathedral and Plaza de Espana are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$78
Apartamentos Maier

Apartamentos Maier

Calle San Nicolás, 7-9, Cadiz
4.5
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of La Caleta Beach, Torre Tavira, and Cadiz Cathedral. Plaza de Espana is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

$110
Rosario Uno Aparthotel

Rosario Uno Aparthotel

Calle Rosario, 1, Cadiz
4.5
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oratorio de la Santa Cueva and Plaza de Espana. Torre Tavira and Cadiz Cathedral are also within 10 minutes.