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Museo Mandralisca

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Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master Antonello da Messina.
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Via Mandralisca 13, 90015, Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

This little museum is great, I didn't click 5 stars only because I wish it was just a little bigger and the price is as high as it should go. Many of the paintings were emotionally moving, some from as early as the 15th century....More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Worth visiting to see the Antello da Messina masterpiece, but the very eclectic mix of the other odds and ends which have been collected and displayed in this museum makes an interesting diversion

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Perhaps not for everyone, but I spent several hours here and found this strange museum a thorough delight. It is not the kind of place you expect to see famous paintings- it has only one, the (for me) sexy Messina, and much of the rest...More

1  Thank Danubegal
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

As others have said there is one masterpiece in this museum by Antonello da Messina. This was our only reason for visiting. The rest is a strange mix- ancient artefacts, third rate art, seashells and stuffed birds. Not worth 6 euros.

Thank Douglas645
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Man with the smiling face is about it - intriguing painting. Rest is a little disappointing to be honest - good coin collection, good sea shell collection if these are of interest.

Thank rover257
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The museum is based on a personal collection and so has some oddities (a room full of shells) plus a packed room of ancient pottery. This being Sicily, that crosses a lot of cultures and there are some stand-out Greek vases. The library looks wonderful,...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We stayed not far from the station area, very narrow uneven pavements to get to the historical centre. Not recommended for persons with walking difficulties or prams.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This museum, unlike many, is a personal collection, thus contains a divers variety of objects & paintings. Its main treasure was said to be a medieval painting of a smiling man, "comparable to the Mona Lisa". Men didn't like to be seen smiling in the...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A nice little family collection of quite a wide variety of items. Nothing spectacular, but some nice paintings and mementos laid out in a traditional home.

Thank 1C2
Reviewed 30 June 2017

And that was really worthwhile. I'd tried to go to see it in Palermo, but found it was on loan to Cefalu. There was another painting there by the same painter, Antonello da Messina. Apart from these then the museum whilst enjoyable wasn't my style...More

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Amy R
22 January 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Amy R, As I recall from last September, this museum/art gallery is one man's personal collection, as gentlemen in the C19 used to do. The objects displayed are not, as in a modern museum, well described with details of... More
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