Museums – Exhibitions in Cadiz Province
If you are an enthusiast of museums, where you can personally discover the history of a city, the province of Cadiz is the ideal place, it has more than 3,000 years of history and it has been home, for long periods of time, to different towns and civilizations: Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians. So important pieces representing these periods are found in various archaeological museums.
Also in the province of Cadiz, the exhibition centers are becoming more important, where different artists present their works of different styles.
As we mentioned, in the province there is a great variety of museums, from which we can see ancient history, such as the historical museum of Cadiz, passing through the museum of Cortes, there is another one about Mythology, about Flamenco, about the main wines and everything related to them.
In the aspect of the main authors who have work in our museums, we must mentioned Zurbarán, Murillo, Alonso Cano which allow us to discover the Baroque architecture of the sixteenth century in the Museum of Cadiz.
Also the province was home to important artists of first half of the twentieth century like Sorolla, Zuloaga, Abarzuza … or very representative public figures of the last years like Alberti or Pérez Villalta.
“Destino Cádiz” offers information about the different museums in each town. A perfect option to learn about the city and it’s past, to understand what it has become in the present, and how it will look in the future.
Museo José Cruz HerreraLa Línea de la Concepción
Gallery dedicated to the local painter José Cruz Herrera (1890-1972). He was a specialist in portraits of Andalusian and Moorish woman, known for his colorful painting and custom themes.
Pinacoteca Municipal y Jardín AndalusiArcos de la Frontera
In it are held artwork exhibitions from local artists and the first prize painting competition “City of Arcos”. There we can find a beautiful garden in the Andalusian style.
Museo y archivos catedraliciosCadiz
In this center there are exposed tables, paintings, ivory and sculptures of great value, as well as the custodies, chalices and other important works of goldsmith and silverware mostly belonging to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Centro de Interpretación Cádiz PrehistóricoBenalup-Casas Viejas
This Centre shows us the primitive life system using new technologies. During the visit we can learn about evolution, the useful and indispensable tools used during the ancient times.
Museo Naval de San FernandoSan Fernando
In this museum you can find naval issues related to the maritime area in which it is located.
Museo de las Cortes de CádizCadiz
This Museum hosts numerous objects from the 18th and 19th centuries, mostly related to the siege of the city by Napoleonic troops between 1810 and 1812 and the promulgation of the 1812 Constitution: weapons, copies of the constitution, medals, flags…
This center is a new part of the Museum of Cadiz rehabilitated by the Ministry of Culture.
Museo del TítereCádiz
This Museum is a space whose main objective is to exhibit, document and preserve the memory of the activity of the puppeteers, companies, craftsmen and artists both Spanish as well as others from the rest of the world.
Museo de Historia Natural, Los BarriosLos Barrios
This museum shows its visitors an interesting collection of 10,000 fossilized pieces, minerals and insects, some of them hundreds of millions of years old.
Museo Municipal de El Puerto de Santa MaríaEl Puerto de Santa María
It is the local public center responsible for the conservation, restoration and to disseminate the most outstanding archaeological items, artistic and ethnographic historic Portuense heritage.
Baluarte de la CandelariaCádiz
The Candelaria Bastion was built on a projection angle of land in 1672, whose strategic location between San Felipe and the fortifications near the Caleta meant a great improvement for the protection of the western front.
Museo de CádizCadiz
The origin of this Museum begins in 1835 with the deposit at the Academy of Fine Arts in the city of a series of paintings from various secularized monasteries. It has an interesting collection of archaeological finds and fine arts.
Museo del Arte EcuestreJerez de la Frontera
It is a lively museum, with interactive audiovisual media that invites you to experience the origins and the evolution of the equestrian art in Andalusia and in the world, showing the key of this art so that everyone can enjoy it with their five senses.
Centro Municipal de Arte Flamenco La MercedCadiz
The Centre is located in the heart of Santa Maria, the epicenter of flamenco in Cadiz.
Convento de las Monjas ConcepcionistasVejer de la Frontera
The portal of the Church is in the Renaissance style. Next to it is the most emblematic street of the city, the so called Arch of the Nuns, consisting of a series of buttresses supporting the lateral wall, placed as a result of the earthquake that struck the town in the 18th century. Today the building houses the Municipal Museum of Customs and Traditions of Vejer.
Fundación Pedro Muñoz SecaEl Puerto de Santa María
This foundation hosts the permanent exhibition “Pedro Muñoz Seca: The Humor inside and outside the theater,” which provides an overview of the portuense author using the same humor that characterizes his life and work and turned him into a myth of laughter and ingenuity.
Museo de ChiclanaChiclana de la Frontera
This museum has an exhibition space composed of ten rooms containing content related to the history of the city from its first inhabitants to the present day. It also hosts the room of the Legacy of the Foundation of Fernando Quiñones.
Museo Taller Litográfico de CádizCadiz
This center is one of the few of its kind existing in Spain and the most complete. It houses an important collection which consists of more than a thousand lithographic stones from the quarries of Bavaria of high quality.
Museo del IstmoLa Línea de la Concepción
It is an exhibition space that reflects the history of the city of La Linea de la Concepcion since the late 19th century to the present day.
Casa de IberoaméricaCádiz
This Cultural Center hosts events and exhibitions of all kinds including those related to Latin America.
Damajuana Café Bar – Jerez de la Frontera
This pub is located in an old palace house right in Jerez historic city centre. It hosts all kinds of leisure and culture activities. Here you will find a cafe- bar, a tabanco where they serve their own food, concerts and exhibition hall. It is a perfect place to go out and meet up with friends.
Centro Alfonso X El SabioEl Puerto de Santa María
In this center there is exposed a facsimile reproduction of the world map of Juan de la Cosa, conducted in the Puerto de Santa María in 1500, along with documents of the stay of Christopher Columbus in the city.
EcoMuseo histórico de BenaocazBenaocaz
In its galleries you can see pieces over 100,000 years old, and Roman and Medieval objects. It is an interesting experience where you can discover the highlights of our history.
Museo Municipal de AlgecirasAlgeciras
In this center you can discover the history and archeology of the area. Highlighted are the pieces that allow you to learn about the prehistory of the Campo de Gibraltar, the Roman-Byzantine, medieval, modern and contemporary Algeciras
Fundación Rafael AlbertiEl Puerto de Santa María
This foundation has its headquarters in a two thousand square meter building, where the poet lived during his childhood. It contains the donation made by Rafael Alberti and his first wife María Teresa León to the hometown of the author, one of the greatest representatives of the Generation of the 27.
Centro de Interpretación de la Cultura AndalusíAlgeciras
This center aims to spread the medieval history of Algeciras detailing the importance of the town as a doorway to the Al-Andalus and great political and military influence.
Museo Etnográfico de AlcaláAlcalá de los Gazules
In this Museum there are on display typical customs and objects that existed in the Alcala de los Gazules area and in the Natural Park of the Alcornocales since several decades ago.
Centro Cultural “Reina Sofía”Cadiz
The Center is an exhibition space that has as its main attractions the works of art of Juan Luis Vassallo from Cadiz, one of the best Spanish sculptors of the 20th century, fulfilling the desire that his work was exposed in his hometown.
Centro Interpretación Etnográfico Sierra de CádizPrado del Rey
It is an interesting exhibition space that allows you to get to know the culture, customs and traditions of the villages of the Sierra de Cádiz.
Museos “La Atalaya”: Palacio del Tiempo y Misterio de JerezJerez de la Frontera
They are found in the monumental Centre of the city and are part of the inescapable tourist town nucleus where you can enjoy the charm of the city. The Palace of Time is probably one of the greatest jewels discovered in the province.
Museo Histórico Municipal de San FernandoSan Fernando
This museum allows you to discover the town’s history from its origins up to the present day.
TORRE TAVIRA – Cámara Oscura – Cadiz
This monument is an observation tower from the 18th century and became a tourist attraction of Cadiz. The tower offers a wonderful view of Cadiz at 360 °.
Museo del EngancheJerez de la Frontera
Property of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art much of its heritage is displayed, more specifically the horse saddles and other pieces, the twelve most significant carriages and purebred horses.
Ecomuseo del aguaGrazalema
The museum shows the inhabitants many uses of water since ancient times. It has pieces of the old mill machinery and other hydraulic equipment.
Sala Hospitalito y AuditorioEl Puerto de Santa María
This showroom is an extension of the existing Municipal Archaeological Museum. It has an interesting collection of items from Islamic- Andalus Archaeology and from the early and late Middle Ages.
Museo de Usos y Costumbres José María El TempranilloEl Gastor
It is dedicated to the memory of this Andalusian bandit closely linked for sentimental reasons to the village of El Gastor. This building is respectfully restored and recreates the decoration and furnishings of the era and has a display of objects, old tools and utensils that have been part of the life of the inhabitants of this town.
Castillo de Santa CatalinaCadiz
It is an important example of military architecture of the Modern Age and has survived to this day and age without serious changes. Today it has become a major cultural and recreational space.
Museo Arqueológico de EsperaEspera
In this museum the valuable historical and cultural heritage of the village is shown. In it multiple pieces that were found at different sites and historical places of the municipality are exposed.
Museo Arqueológico Municipal de JerezJerez de la Frontera
In this museum you can learn about the history of the city, it is divided in three main thematic blocks: “Jerez, before Jerez”, “Madinat Sharish” and “Xerez de la Frontera”.
Casa Palacio Marqués de TamarónVejer de la Frontera
Manor house built in the late 17th century and renovated and expanded in the 18th century by the Marquis of Tamaron. Today it houses the Casa de la Cultura (Culture House) and the Municipal Library.
Centro de Interpretación Ciudad de ArcosArcos de la Frontera
In this center they try to highlight the spectacular Historical Complex of the town and show the tourist the many possibilities the town and its surroundings have to offer.
Museo del QuesoVillaluenga del Rosario
This museum invites visitors to go through a series of explanatory panels and two audiovisuals of how this product originated, its importance in the Mediterranean diet and its craftsmanship.
In this exhibition center where contemporary art is exhibited mainly created by artists from the province
Museo de VillamartínVillamartín
Exhibition center created to fully manage the existing archaeological and historical cultural property in the town.