|Inspirational landscapes for Artists in Cadiz. A guide To the Art Galleries in Cadiz.|
The 17th-century Castillo de Santa Catalina, which formed part of the city’s defences from the time of King Felipe II, has been partially restored and now has four rooms where exhibitions of paintings, engravings and photographs are held.
Calle Antonio Burgos (Playa La Caleta). Tel. 956 226 333.
Open Monday to Sunday 10.30 to 18.00 and until 20.00 from May to October.
The Diputación Provincial de Cádiz, situated in an 18th-century palace, holds at least six major exhibitions each year related to a particular theme, to a biographical account of a well known local or provincial figure, or of an educational nature.
Palacio Provincial, Plaza de España. Tel. 956 211 264
Open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12.00 to 14.30.
The cultural theme of exhibits in the five-storey building that houses the Centro Integral de la Mujer is the equality between the sexes in the history of Cádiz. There are paintings, sketches and photographs of cigarette girls and cyber-women, local female politicians, artists and writers.
Plaza del Palillero. Tel 956 211 199
Contemporary artists living and working in the province of Cádiz show their works at exhibitions in the Sala Rivadavia which include paintings, photographs and sculptures among other media. There is also an annual exhibition of Latin American art.
Calle Presidente Rivadavia 3. Tel 956 211 264
Open Monday to Friday 10.30 to 13.30 and 17.30 to 20.30. Saturday 11.00 to 14.00
Modern art can be seen at Galería Benot.
Avenida Ramón de Carranza 10 (corner of Calle Rafael de la Biseca).Tel. 956 228 610.
Open Monday to Friday 11.30 to 13.30 and 18.00 to 21.00. Saturday 11.30 to 14.00.
A bastion was constructed in the 17th century overlooking the sea and facing towards El Puerto de Santa María to protect the natural entry into the port of Cádiz. The Baluarte de la Candelaria, now restored, holds occasional art exhibitions indoors and concerts and theatre productions in its large patio surrounded by giant palm trees, where many carnival spectaculars can also be seen.
The building occupied by the Casino Gaditano was constructed in the 18th century for the Marqués del Pedroso and the mudéjar styled, two-tiered, open patio has now been restored to its former glory. This is the headquarters of the Foundation for Constitutional Studies where various cultural activities are held throughout the year.
Plaza de San Antonio 15. Tel. 956 211 764.
More than 30 contemporary artists from the province of Cádiz and beyond exhibit their works at the Galería Mínimaarte which also functions as a gallery on the Internet.
Cuesta de las Calesas 39. Edificio Ifef. Tel. 654 900 078
Open from 18.00 to 20.00 by appointment.