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Museum of Cadiz

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Address: Plaza Mina s/n, 11004 Cadiz, Spain
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+34 956 20 33 68
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Some fascinating stuff here,especially from the era of the Phoenicians, but the best part of the exhibition is on the top floor, where there's a unique display of traditional... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cadiz, Spain
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Cadiz, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some fascinating stuff here,especially from the era of the Phoenicians, but the best part of the exhibition is on the top floor, where there's a unique display of traditional puppet-shows from the area. I can't remember seeng anything like it anywhere.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the exhibits are a little eclectic, there are some real gems to see: two Phoenician sarcophagi; stunning Roman jewellery; some fine local paintings. However, there was very little information about any of the exhibits in either Spanish or English, particularly for the paintings, which was rather frustrating. I had the impression that it's a small, provincial museum which lacks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry to this museum in one of the many love plazas in Cadiz Old Town. A fascinating mix of archeology and artwork (some excellent) and verry well worth a visit.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a city museum you expect to get a lot of exhibits on the town and the area, but with the Cadiz Museum two thirds of it paintings, both old and modern. The ground floor houses the archaeological section and is fascinating, with beautiful gold jewellery and glass. It's worth a visit for this section, but overall rather disappointing.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday morning and the entrance was free. The archaeology section is on the ground floor and the highlights were the Phoenician sarcophagi and the exquisite gold jewelry. The fine arts collection on the upper floors contains paintings by Zurbaran, among others, as well as the altarpiece that cost Murillo his life.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Cadiz has so much history and it is all explained here. Lots of very interesting artifacs that have been found are on display here. A must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

What a charming musuem and free for EU citizens too! I was not sure what to expect but found it was full of remarkable roman and phoenician pieces and statues but would say that some of them were the best I had ever seen. The glass and pottery was by and large exceptional the statues were beautiful if not so... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

as always i find the museums full of interest although they are quite big you can at least pick out what is liked by you. The entry fees are minimum but this little gem has an upstairs although when we were there one section was cosed but it was very interesting worth the visit

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were only interested in the early history of the citiy so we didn't look at the art collection. The two sarcophagi are obviously the crown jewels of the collection but we were also impressed by the amazing quality of the jewellery. The rooms were well organised and spacious, with plenty of information to read. An hour and a half... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Go here if you have heard that Cadiz is the oldest city in Europe (and care), whether you believe it or not. If you are a specialist in ancient history you may be surprised at the labels on some of the artifacts. The Roman crystal collection is the best in the world.

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