The Central Market in Cádiz is more than just a market. This is the social centre of the city, the place where gossip is exchanged, meals are planned, drinks are enjoyed and life is lived. Head here in the morning to see the energetic commerce of everyday life, as the people of Cádiz descend upon this famous square in search of fruit, vegetables, meat, bavardage, rumours and the rest. Oh, and fish, plenty of fish, as the central fish market is one of the great Cádiz experiences. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a proud (but dead) swordfish, but the likelihood is you’ll have to make do with a mass of tuna, crab, octopus, shrimp and other ocean-dwelling beasts. Make your way to the market once the sun has gone down and you’ll be faced with a heaving mass of humanity leaning on tables with beer and wine in hand, adding energy and weight to the rumours of the morning. Designed by Torcuato Benjumeda, the Neoclassical plaza also has plenty going for it in an aesthetic sense, another great piece of work from the man who designed many of the city’s finest buildings. The Central Market is an absolute must in Cádiz.