Museo de Cadiz

    This museum is devoted mostly to archaeological artifacts and Spanish fine art. It is divided into three different sections, split among two different buildings, one of which used to be a Franciscan convent. Two of the sections house archaeological items and fine art, the other is devoted to ethnography. Highlights of the archaeological displays include ancient Phoenician sarcophagi dating to the 5th century BCE, as well as Phoenician jewelry. In the fine arts section, you will find pieces by Murillo, Alonso Cano and the celebrated Quartet of Evangelists and other works by Zurbarán. Admission is €1.50 (free for citizens of the EU), and the museum is open every day except Monday. Check website for hours, as they vary.


    Perhaps the best-known landmark in Cadiz is its impressive cathedral. It was built over a period of 116 years, beginning in the late 18th century. It was slated to be a baroque structure, but due to its drawn-out construction, later elements incorporated a neoclassical design. The immediately-recognizable dome is made of golden brick. A number of famous Spanish personages are buried in the crypt, including composer Manuel de Falla. Admission is 4 euros, and the Cathedral is open Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday 10 pm to 1 am.