ITINERARY: Cadiz, El Puerto, Sanlucar, Jerez, Arcos.
Cadiz is another of the important point of Andalusian baroque. It reached a peak in the 18th century and thanks to the control of trade with the Indias, its religious and civilian buildings were renewed and new ones added. A fundamental work is the unfinished Cathedral (V. Acero and T. Cayon ) and the hospital of women (Maestro Afanador). On the same level are the churches of Santo Domingo, El Carmen, Las Descalzas, San Felipe Neri and San Jose, the chapels of La Divina Pastora and La Santa Cueva.
The Puerta de Tierra with the triumphs of San Servando and San German, the house of Las Cadenas, the house of El Almirante and the Casas Miradores, from where the people from Cadiz, anxiously watched for the arrival of the fleet from America.
At El Puerto de Santa Maria there is a canopied altar of Mexican silver in the priory church, sent in 1685 by the mayor of San Luis Potosi.
At Sanlucar we find the convent of Madre de Dios.
Jerez, the other fundamental centre in Cadiz, linked with Seville, there are the churches of San Miguel and San Dionisio, the façade of the Carthusian monastery, Colegiata (Cathedral), and the mansions of The Marquesses Domecq, of Bertemati and of Villapanes.
Arcos has the churches of San Pedro and Santa Maria and the Hospital of La Caridad and lastly, Algodonales, its parish church.