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Museo Mandralisca

Address: Via Mandralisca 13, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0921421547
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Cefalu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master Antonello da Messina.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Home to the painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Renaissance master Antonello da Messina.

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Colorado Springs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Luton
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Fownhope, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Tallmadge, Ohio
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24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a cute, small (read: it'll take you a half hour to go through) but worthwhile place to see some excellent artifacts. Interesting.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This little museum is great with some really interesting art, artefacts and collections, including some interesting taxidermy! However there is nothing, or we were not offered anything, in english to make what OK, excellent

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Known for its painting Portrait of an Unknown Man by Antonello da Messina, we thought we ought to visit whilst in Cefalu as this is important in Sicilian art history. The museum has a diverse collection which doesn't happily sit together, from stuffed birds to shells to roman coins, however, it was an interesting cultural diversion for an hour for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

An unusual collection of artefacts, paintings, shells and stuffed animals! I enjoyed it - very colourful

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