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“Great archeological exhibit”
Review of Museum of Cadiz

Museum of Cadiz
Ranked #11 of 73 things to do in Cadiz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Archeology, fine arts and ethnology museum. Important collection of Phoenician World and Murillo, Zurbarán, Rubens, Zuloaga, Sorolla, Miró... paintings
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The ground floor of this museum has the archeological exhibit, which was very cool - it goes back to pre-historic times, through the Phoenicians (with two Phoenician sarcophagi!) and the Romans. Lots of artifacts that were interesting to look at.

I was less impressed by the art exhibits - the modern art on the ground floor was interesting, there's classical art on the first floor, and some more modern art on the second floor along with an ethnography exhibit (about puppetry at the time we were there). Not an extremely large art collection.

This museum is free for EU citizens but for non-EU citizens it's only 1.50 Euro which is practically free! Well worth the price of admission to see the archeology.

1  Thank Kate K
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A fantastic museum to visit for an hour or so. Ground floor has an archeological history of Cadiz. The exhibitions are really very good, including Phoenician and Roman exhibits. Also on on the ground floor is an exhibition of contemporary Spanish art. Floor 1 has religious art and floor 3 more contemporary art.

The scale of the exhibitions rooms make them very accessible ( set in an old court yard building ). A very pleasant and educational way to spend an hour or two in “cool” surroundings

The only downside was the exhibit labels on the Ground floor were only in Spanish but with “Mr Google” it was easy to figure things out.

Entrance is free for EU citizens ( ID required- driving license or passport ).

3  Thank Paulhea
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had a great afternoon in this extremely interesting museum in a beautiful little square. Free entrance and well laid out.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

EU citizens (a driving licence being sufficient proof of nationality) can visit this museum free of charge.

This is a lovely little museum, on three floors, located on the Plaza de Mina. We had time to explore just the first two floors. The ground floor contained some fine historical exhibits, notably those relating to the Roman period. Particularly unusual were two large sarcophagi dating to the Phoenician period – we’d not seen anything like this anywhere else. The first floor, dedicated to fine art, was also really interesting to look round, with some exceptional Spanish art – notably pieces by Zurbaran and Murillo.

We were very pleased that we’d taken time to call in, and only wished that we’d had time to explore the remainder of the exhibition, which focussed on ethnography and contemporary art. There seemed to be very few other visitors on the day we attended, which meant we could take our time to enjoy the exhibits without any pressure to move on, as can sometimes happen in more well-known museums.

Thank PJandSJ
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Went late afternoon and had the place to ourselves. Lots to see and very well laid out. Make sure you pick up guide as very little in English.

Thank Glenn W
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