Museum of Cadiz, Cadiz

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Discover the history of the city and admire Spanish art at Museum of Cadiz. The story of Cádiz unfolds as you study artifacts, models, and informational displays. Be sure to check out the ancient history section, which boasts two Phoenician marble sarcophagi from the 5th century BCE. Upstairs, track the development of Spanish art from religious iconography to surrealism. Admire the work of 16th-century masters, including Ribera and Murillo, and modern artists such as Miró. Don’t miss the museum’s prized collection of Zurbarán paintings. Put Museum of Cadiz on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cadiz itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Only by visiting the sarcophagi Phoenicians, unique in the world visit is worthwhile. Everything else is also of interest.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The pieces stars of this museum are 2 Phoenician sarcophagi, which, together with the statue of the Roman Emperor Trajan, make the visit a success. They have rooms dedicated to the Phoenician, Roman and Islamic era, all parts are areas of the province of Cadiz. They also exhibited a collection of paintings by different artists, which include Zurbarán and Murillo. I recommend visiting the Museum just to see the coffin.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We visited the Museum my family in full. From the ground floor upwards is a journey through the history of Cadiz. Prehistory, Phoenicians, Romans, with many finds: funerary offerings, urns, mosaics, jewelry pieces... A very valuable collection of pictures, with paintings by Zurbarán, Ribera... Very educational for children or teens to teach features of each style.
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  • Lovely building. Free entry. Plenty of interesting exhibits.
  • This is a great, local museum. What is even more impressive is that it is free, at least for EU citizens! The biggest highlight is of course the sarcophagus from the Phoenicians, inmacutely preserved and displayed. The one from the lady even had some decorative bronze eye lashes! The paintings are also interesting, and although there are no world-knowns masterpieces there are plenty of Murillo's and Zurbaran's
  • Good section on early history of Cadiz. Modern art on upper floors.
  • Nice exhibits. Some more English explanations would help, but every language could say that.
  • Extremely good. 3 floors . 90 minutes. Some very contemporary art and outstanding Phoenician archeological exhibits.

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