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Museum Guide for Malaga

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From modern art to cars to glassware, Malaga has a great choice of museums, with a few more planned in the near-future. Here's a list of the best ones to visit now.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

Museo Picasso Malaga

Art Museums

Cac Malaga Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga

Architectural Buildings, Art Museums

Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

Art Museums

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

Speciality Museums

Automobile and Fashion Museum

Speciality Museums

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Art Museums

Museo Interactivo de la Musica

Speciality Museums

J0Spain's City Tips

  • Malaga has a compact city center and it's flat, so the best way to get around is on foot.
  • Three new museums are due to open in 2015: The Cube (the younger sibling of the Pompidou Centre), a branch of the St Petersburg State Russian Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Distances between museums are short, and Malaga has plenty of great cafes and tapas bars which make for great pit-stops in between.
  • Museo Picasso Malaga
    Art Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    Picasso was born in Malaga, so no visit would be complete without a trip to this museum, which takes you through the artist's various stylistic phases from childhood to his final days. Even if you're not a huge Picasso fan, the building itself is worth a visit — don't miss the Roman ruins in the basement.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Entrance is free on Sundays between 6pm and 8pm.
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely Setting for Wonderful Art 16/10/2018
    • Museum which should be seen 15/10/2018
    • Museo Picasso Malaga
    Address:
    Calle San Agustin 8
    29015 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 952 12 76 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Cac Malaga Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga
    Architectural Buildings, Art Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    If modern art is your thing, don't miss the CAC next to the river. The eclectic permanent display is always complemented by at least two other exhibitions showcasing the best in global art and design. And this museum is free!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Make your way to the CAC from the port via the up-and-coming Soho district, slowly being colonized by artists and street art. Don't miss the giant murals by DFace and Obey.
    • After your visit, relax with a cocktail at the adjoining Oleo cafe/bar.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best gallery in Malaga 16/10/2018
    • We loved it! 16/10/2018
    • Cac Malaga Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga
    Address:
    Calle Alemania s/n
    29001 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 952 12 00 55
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga
    Art Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    Carmen Thyssen is the owner of one of the world's biggest art collections, and a chunk of it is on display at this small museum in the heart of Malaga's old quarter. The permanent display showcases Spanish art (mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries), and there's almost always a good temporary exhibition on, too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the museum shop, a must for art lovers and those in search of unusual gifts.
    • Check out the wonderful patio in this beautifully restored palace.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok but the CAC is better 16/10/2018
    • Simply wonderful 16/10/2018
    • Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga
    Address:
    Calle Compania 10
    29008 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 902 30 31 31
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
    Speciality Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    Slightly off the beaten track but well worth seeking out, this private collection is a feast of glassware and antiques, all displayed in a stunningly restored mansion. The guided tours give you great insight into the collection of more than 3,000 pieces and the history of glass through the ages.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The tour takes over an hour and isn't suitable for young children.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delightful Supprise 09/10/2018
    • Superior Tour in history and art 06/10/2018
    • Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
    Address:
    Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2
    In fron of the Church of San Felipe Neri
    29012 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 952 22 02 71
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Automobile and Fashion Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    A must for all car lovers. The collection takes in both vintage models and the ultra-modern, while the useful audio guide fills you in on all the details. And for those who prefer clothing trends to automobiles, the accompanying fashion display fits the bill.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the number 16 bus from the Alameda (in the center) to the Tabacalera, or hire a bike and cycle there along the seafront promenade.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • High-end Collection with great energy! 13/10/2018
    • Visit on a cloudy day 12/10/2018
    • Automobile and Fashion Museum
    Address:
    Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15
    Edificio Tabacalera
    29004 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 951 13 70 01
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$10
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
    Art Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    A great collection of artifacts that give you a glimpse of what life was like in Spain not so very long ago. Highlights here are the farming implements, the flamenco accessories and the ceramics display. There's something interesting for everyone to explore, and lots of fun to be had by the kids.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays: make this a weekday visit.
    • Children under 14 get free entree.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Free on Tuesday’s 26/09/2018
    • Passionnant - don’t miss it 12/07/2018
    • Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
    Address:
    Plaza Enrique Garcia-Herrera, 1
    29005 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 952 21 71 37
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 15:00
    Other:
  • Museo Interactivo de la Musica
    Speciality Museums
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    J0Spain Says:

    This is an ideal museum for children — here, the signs say 'Do Touch!' Most of the instruments on display can be played on, and there are handy videos on how to play them, plus recordings of what they're 'supposed' to sound like. A real hands-on experience and a must for families!

    Good for
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The museum holds regular workshops (usually for children) and concerts — check the website or Facebook page for details.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 188 things to do in Malaga
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • very nice musical museum to visit! 15/10/2018
    • Lovely little museum in great modern building 07/10/2018
    • Museo Interactivo de la Musica
    Address:
    Calle Beatas 15
    Palacio Conde de las Navas
    29008 Malaga
    Spain
    Phone:
    +34 952 21 04 40
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Hours:
    Mon
    10:00 - 16:00
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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