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Address: Via Mandralisca 13, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0921421547
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Description: Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master...
Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master Antonello da Messina.
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Nice exhibits but most of the signage is in Italian, which is understandable because of it being in Sicily.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice exhibits but most of the signage is in Italian, which is understandable because of it being in Sicily.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice enough, but the main thing is missing. Coins, Greek vase, odd bird and stuffed animal collection. On for an hour but not worth 6 euro. Very similar to the collections in many other museo in Sicily.

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not the most interesting museum in the world but it does have some beautiful pottery from the locality which is 3500 years old. It is also interesting to see inside a local townhouse - it's surprisingly light and spacious.

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This little museum houses a few masterpieces and a variety of other items. The nineteenth century founder donated his house, his collections, and also created a local school. My favorite item is the portrait of Unknown Man (or Unknown Sailor) by the fifteenth century master Antonello da Messina. He is purported to have brought northern European oil painting to Italy.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is a rather small museum, as it was setup by a local art collector, but with very valuable collections of Greek and Roman artefacts, Middle Ages art and also Baroque and more recent exhibits. For example, among its paintings it has an Antonello da Messina as well. It also has some Baroque cabinetry. It is highly recommended, I very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Our first visit to Cefalu was in September 2013. We've been back two times since then because it truly is a gem on the north coast of Sicily. During our third visit we decided to visit the Mandralisca Museum. From the street entrance it appears to be very small. What a surprise after we entered the first room to discover... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A couple of interesting things (the Messina portrait an the Greek vase) and a few amusing items (stuffed porcupine!), but mostly it is dusty cabinets full of classical bits and coins or rooms of furniture. Ok to kill a rainy afternoon but €6 is more than it is worth. And the sun was shining.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Absolutely charming staffed by characteristic and charming locals who make you feel welcome. Highly recommended

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

the usual collection of fairly mundane if not hideous italian religious works with the odd jewel such as the one by Messina and the krater of the tuna fish salesman some roman antiquities and a glimpse of what appears to be the benefactor's library also there is a worthwhile collection of coins for those who like that sort of thing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely little museum, with one masterpiece, the portrait of an unknown man by Antonello da Messina, and some other fascinating pieces, including a Greek vase, or crater, showing a fishmonger and a customer haggling over a piece of tuna.

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Additional Information about Museo Mandralisca

Address: Via Mandralisca 13, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0921421547
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Cefalu
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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