Museo de Cádiz
Oratorio de la Santa Cueva
The Oratorio de la Santa Cueva, a short distance southeast of Plaza de Mina, is a 1780s neoclassical church whose richly decorated...
Melkart Centro Internacional de Idiomas
Language/culture school in the old city.
A convivial, wood-panelled Irish pub, O'Connell's always has a good crowd. There's rock music and sport on the TVs.
Mesón Cumbres Mayores
The wood-beamed Cumbres Mayores has an excellent tapas bar in the front and a small restaurant in the back. It's hard to beat the ham...
Plaza de Mina · interesting places nearby
Museo de Cádiz information
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).