Matías' Cádiz Tours
Local tour guide in Spain
Are you looking for insider tips and things you'd never discover on your own?
Are you interested in background and context information?
Do you want in depth explanations on Andalusian art and culture, its language and traditions?
Would you like to know more about the cultural heritage of the Moorish period ...(read more)or about Baroque painting?
Do you want to see breathtaking natural settings with beautiful flora and fauna?
I grew up in Spain and studied in Germany (M.A. in Comparative Religions, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Indology and History of European and Oriental Art).
In 1990 I started working as a tour guide all over Spain and since 1992 I've been living in Arcos de la Frontera with my family.
I simply love my profession and the region where I'm living, - and it shows. The passion I experience when people are amazed, for example, when contemplating and understanding a beautiful piece of art or a surprising landscape is difficult to describe. Moreover, I love: - having FUN - enjoying yourself - gastronomy (Spanish tapas) - a glass of good wine
I have traveled to
Portugal, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, England, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, India
Spanish, German, English and a little bit of Arabic
I am currently
Working as a tour guide and ready to design a tour according to YOUR preferences and interests.
Cadiz is the starting point for the 'Route of the White Villages' of the Sierra de Cadiz. You will be visiting Arcos de la Frontera, a beautiful hilltop town, hanging over the cliffs with whitewashed narrow streets and charming decorated patios (courtyards). Back in Cádiz, you will be shown the nicest parts of the old quarter (walking tour).
Cadiz is the starting point for the 'Route of the White Villages' of the Sierra de Cadiz. You will be visiting Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, villages that have been carved into the mountains with small and whitewashed streets and which are alive with history, small, dreamlike "plazas" and "patios" with balconies that overlook valleys, mountains and dramatic rock outcroppings. And the Sierra itself, with its forests of Pinsapo trees and cork oaks, offers many surprises.
Cadiz, an enchanting city with a distinctively marine flavor, offers a highly interesting mixture of history, culture, architecture and landscape. The city has played host to a wide variety of civilizations and cultures – the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Moors, and the Spaniards. That's why exploring the Historical Quarter with its particularly beautiful old world charm is like entering a time machine. From the port, I'll take you through the narrow streets of the "City of light & wind" where we'll enjoy the atmosphere of alleys and plazas, especially the surroundings of the Central Market and La Caleta. We'll go to see the Church of San Felipe Neri, the birthplace of Spanish democracy and the former Women's Hospital where there are some amazing architectural details and a masterpiece of one of our greatest painters, El Greco, to be admired. Other monuments worth visiting are the Cathedral, the Santa Cueva Oratory with paintings by Goya, the Archeological Museum and t
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