Museum of Cadiz

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Museum of Cadiz
4.5
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Archeology, fine arts and ethnology museum. Important collection of Phoenician World and Murillo, Zurbarán, Rubens, Zuloaga, Sorolla, Miró... paintings
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Andy M
Cardiff, UK52 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The museum of Cádiz is a fun place to spend an afternoon. The history of the city is fascinating, beginning with the Phoenician arrival from whence the name Gadir originates (meaning stronghold/sea wall), supplanted by the Romans, who , using the original Phoenician roit, referred to the city as Gades and then, over the more modern period, the name morphed into the Cádiz we know now. The museum has a range of artifacts dating across all these periods and is free at present, although the artwork area is daily currently not open and charges may apply when that area is once again accessible.
Written February 2, 2020
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,146 contributions
Mar 2022
This is an excellent local Museum with some stunning finds from Phoenician and Roman times which are well displayed. Surprisingly little about the Islamic period though. There is also some excellent art works but what made this a stand out experience was the touring exhibition of "In wine truth'. This was a series of contemporary and amusing photographs and paintings based on traditional pictures. It was stunning - an excellent and interesting museum
Written March 24, 2022
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Lowell L
Minnesota Lake, MN8 contributions
Jan 2020
The Cadiz museum includes much like art, archeology, and more. We enjoyed it although the art section was closed for some reason. Otherwise a good but mixed collection. We enjoyed the Phoenician and Roman sections.
Written February 21, 2020
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,075 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Found it all a little too beige with mainly stone artefacts on display. Eyes dilated at the art on the walls. Shame the other Cadiz museum was closed for renovation otherwise we’d have gone there (sorry)! Our favourite section was the old photographs in the sparsely decorated building adjacent.
Written November 5, 2021
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Robertsclubman
London116 contributions
Oct 2013 • Friends
I should start by saying I'm not a massive fan of museums. I have a short attention span and after half-an hour I'm usually looking for the exits. But, in this case I was engrosssed by the unfolding story of the history of Cadiz told through artefacts and models. The city's history goes back to Pre-Roman Phoenician times and two of the prize exhibits are perfectly preserved Phoenician sarcophagi. But there is also finely worked jewellery, art and architecture, statuary and models showing the development of Cadiz as a major port at the western end of the meditteranean trading routes. Fascinating and when you do reach your limit there is a beautiful shady square outside where you can drink in some of what modern-day cadiz has to offer. Recommended.
Written October 7, 2013
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Paulhea
Eversley, UK71 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
A fantastic museum to visit for an hour or so. Ground floor has an archeological history of Cadiz. The exhibitions are really very good, including Phoenician and Roman exhibits. Also on on the ground floor is an exhibition of contemporary Spanish art. Floor 1 has religious art and floor 3 more contemporary art.

The scale of the exhibitions rooms make them very accessible ( set in an old court yard building ). A very pleasant and educational way to spend an hour or two in “cool” surroundings

The only downside was the exhibit labels on the Ground floor were only in Spanish but with “Mr Google” it was easy to figure things out.

Entrance is free for EU citizens ( ID required- driving license or passport ).
Written August 5, 2018
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WrigleyWriggler
London, UK30 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
This is an excellent museum. We were delighted to discover that we got in for a free as EU members. Not only is the museum fantastic and fascinating, it also has an art gallery on the higher levels.

A must see if you are in Cadiz.
Written July 11, 2014
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christina1964
Chester, UK52 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
This museum is a must for all visitors to Cadiz. The oldest city in Europe and the museum represents Cadiz throughout the ages. There are the artefacts dating back to the Phoenicians up to 2000BC. They are just very simply but exquisitely displayed, the lighting is perfect. I have no problem that the text is only in Spanish, one can make out more or less what the dates and era they are from. Just enjoy the incredible beauty of such artefacts. What really touched me were a collection of photographs taken in the 1940-1950's of the Arabs who visited the mainland, during the era of independence. These photos are in black and white the photographers captured so much character of every individual. I was shown a collection of paintings by one of the curators, he just got up of his chair and pointed out little vignettes that would enhance the understanding of the paintings. I know as much about art as I do about wine - I like what I like, yet having this extra information enabled me to appreciate the art more.
I was so surprised that it was free to get in. I was disappointed that there were no post cards of any of the paintings.
Written July 4, 2014
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Janev_Australia
Sydney, Australia750 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
We visited this museum on a wet February day. We received a warm welcome from the staff. The museum is free, which is a pleasant surprise and halleluja, it is free of hordes of tourists. The Phonecian section was fascinating and we particularly enjoyed the section showing (relatively) modern painters from Cadiz. A lovely museum and well worth a visit.
Written March 20, 2013
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Pensionado
Castricum, The Netherlands303 contributions
Sep 2019
This museum has a very interesting archaeological section with finds from all periods showing that the region around Cádiz was inhabited from Neolithic times on, making Cádiz the oldest, permanently inhabited city of Europe. Especially the unique Phoenician finds are worth seeing including two marble anthropoid sarcophaguses.
On the first floor is the fine art collection with a room dedicated to the Spanish painter Zurbarán and another to Murillo. For everybody interested in ancient culture and art, this museum should not be missed.
Written November 6, 2019
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