Visit La Cueva del Pájaro Azul – Puerto de Gadir
“where myth becomes reality”
“La Cueva del Pájaro Azul – Puerto de Gadir” can be visited only with a ticket previously purchased on this website or at the establishment’s box office
An exciting and magical trip to the underground of the oldest city in the West, where the visitor will discover the mythical Phoenician port of the city of Gadir and part of its port structures excavated in the natural rocks. The edge of the port dock of the ancient Phoenician city of Gadir from the 3rd century BC.
A dry dock excavated in natural rock, where the warships of the Phoenician fleet would be built and which would have a fundamental role during the development of the Second Punic War. The Military Port of Gadir.
Later on, this enigmatic place was reused by the Romans and throughout the successive centuries, reaching to our days through its discovery in 1958 by the wine entrepreneur, Manuel Fedriani Consejero, which transforms it into one of the core of flamenco in 1960, making it a landmark until its closure in the mid-80s of the twentieth century, the Blue Bird Cave.
Already in the XXI century, the Cadiz businessmen Pedro Fernández Quirós and Germán Servando Garbarino de la Rosa, deploy a project to recover this unique place in which they incorporated a new room coming from the annexed property of San Juan No. 37.
This new space, being excavated at a depth of more than 5 meters, holds the discovery of the mythical Phoenician port of Gadir; The edge of the dock, which gives meaning and significance to the place discovered in the 50s of the 20th century.