Museo de Cádiz

Museo de Cádiz information

Location
Cádiz , Spain
Address
Plaza de Mina
Prices
admission €1.50
Opening hours
2.30-8.30pm Tue, 9am-8.30pm Wed-Sat, 9.30am-2.30pm Sun
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The Museo de Cádiz, on one of Cádiz’ leafiest squares, is the best museum in the province. The ground-floor archaeology section includes two Phoenician marble sarcophagi carved in human likeness, lots of headless Roman statues, plus Emperor Trajan, with head, from the ruins of Baelo Claudia. The fine arts collection, upstairs, features a group of 18 superb canvases of saints, angels and monks by Francisco de Zurbarán.

Also here is the painting that cost Murillo his life, the beautifully composed altarpiece from the chapel of Cádiz’ Convento de Capuchinas (the artist died in 1682 after falling from the scaffolding).