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
A good language school is Melkart Centro Internacional de Idiomas, based in the Barrio del Mentidero and offering special courses for...
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
Yes, it's a bit dusty, but the Museo de Cádiz is the province's top museum. Stars of the ground-floor archaeology section are two Phoenician marble sarcophagi carved in human likeness, along with lots of headless Roman statues and a giant marble Emperor Trajan (with head) from the Baelo Claudia ruins. Upstairs, the excellent fine arts collection displays 18 superb 17th-century canvases of saints, angels and monks by Francisco de Zurbarán.
Equally important is the beautifully composed altarpiece from the chapel of Cádiz’ Convento de Capuchinas, which cost artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo his life when he fell from its scaffolding in 1682.