Museo de Cádiz

Museo de Cádiz information

Location
Cádiz , Spain
Address
Plaza de Mina
More information
www.museosdeandalucia.es
Prices
€1.50, EU citizens free
Opening hours
9am-3.30pm Tue-Sun mid-Jun–mid-Sep, 9am-7.30pm Tue-Sat & 9am-3.30pm Sun mid-Sep–mid-Jun
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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.