Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz

Lonely Planet review

The recently remodelled Museo de las Cortes de Cádiz is full of memorabilia of the revolutionary 1812 Cádiz parliament. One exhibit jumps out at you: the huge, marvellously detailed model of 18th-century Cádiz, made in mahogany and ivory by Alfonso Ximénez in 1777–79.

The plush overhanging viewing gallery decorated with old city maps allows a bird's eye perspective.