Cafe Royalty Cadiz

In 1912 Café Royalty in Cadiz, Spain, was the place to be if you were ‘a somebody’. Politicians, writers, poets, artists and thinkers would enjoy the service, craftsmanship, artwork and live music.  The café closed it’s doors in the 1930’s and the premises fell into disrepair. Incredibly, one hundred years after the initial opening a team of experts painstakingly recreated original techniques of that time to restore the café’s decor and materials back to its initial glory and grandeur.  

It is probably Spain’s only historically preserved grand romantic café.  An amazing example of historic restoration and a beautiful and opulent space.  Possibly not the ideal place to take two boisterous children, but we all enjoyed a moment of decadence as our very expensive coffees were wheeled out on a trolley accompanied by a plate of home made biscuits, yum!

Cafe Royalty, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Waiting, Cafe Royalty, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Smilers, Cafe Royalty, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Mirror, Cafe Royalty, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

Till, Cafe Royalty, Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Tara says:

    It looks very decadent, love the gilded mirrors. What a great place to visit. #MySundayPhoto
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  2. It does look very grand and golden, I love the high ceilings.

  3. Wow what an incredible story behind the building, it looks amazing

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  4. Notmyyearoff says:

    Oh wow what a beautiful place and an amazing thing to restore so much of it. I can see why it was the it place to be!
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  5. It looks like somewhere I’d love to visit. I love the grandeur and glitz #MySundayPhoto
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  6. What a totally beautiful place. I absolutely love your black and white image x

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