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La Pepa and You walking tour

Live and breathe the fascinating history of Cadiz with this entertaining walking tour of some of the sites most associated with a dramatic period in Spanish history. The locals are famed throughout Spain for their witty folksongs and exuberant carnivals to which could be added an immense pride in their city’s past. As the cradle of Spanish liberalism, it was where the first Spanish constitution was drafted in 1812, a bill of rights affectionately known as La Pepa (a familiar term for Josephine such as Josie). This at times humorous tour through the heart of the old town will visit some of the most emblematic locations associated with La Pepa, You will learn what she meant for Cadiz, Spain and its restless colonies in Latin America, while enjoying some beautiful sights and attractions. Your guide will be none other than ‘King Ferdinand VII’, the absolutist monarch who did his best to thwart La Pepa was known as the ‘desired’ by half of Spain and as the ‘felon’ by the other half. Ferdinand will give you his caustic views on the former regent’s palace, the monument to La Pepa, the city walls, the Alameda Apodaca, the Plaza del Mentidero – a square where mischievous ne’er-do-wells would spread lies and false rumours to discredit rivals – and many more intriguing locations. Live and breathe the fascinating history of Cadiz with this entertaining walking tour of some of the sites most associated with a dramatic period in Spanish history. The locals are famed throughout Spain for their witty folksongs and exuberant carnivals to which could be added an immense pride in their city’s past. As the cradle of Spanish liberalism, it was where the first Spanish co Meeting/ Pick up point: Tourist reception centre in Paseo de Canalejas.Start or opening time: 12pm. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: Children must be accompanied.