Top 7 free entry museums to visit in Malaga

In Malaga there are a lot of Museums and galleries. We made a list of the top 7 free entry museums in Malaga. Go check them out!

Malaga can easily be declared a city of museums with a total of 36 museums from art of Picasso to history of Spain.

There is something for everyone. Let us share our top picks that we think you should definitely see!

See our list with the Top 7 free entry museums to visit in Málaga.

If you are interested why don’t you check out our blog post for the free entry times here to save some money.

1. Museo Picasso

Museo picasso

Of course we have to start with Pablo Ruiz Picasso who is one of the most famous people born in Malaga. Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Málaga and the people of Málaga are very proud of that. He was the founder of Cubism and he lead a very adventurous life. The Picasso Museum reveals the evolution of his painting career.

The collection of more than 200 art pieces provide a great overview of Picasso’s work. Also about his development as an artist.

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a cup of coffee what as a matter of fact is very common thing to do in Spain. You can be surrounded by pigeons that Picasso and his father displayed a great deal of attention to.

The museum is located very close to the house where Picasso was born. In addition from the Museo Picasso next to the plaza de la Merced you can visit Picasso’s birthplace.

It is designed to recreate the link of Picasso’s Childhood. Not only his childhood but also his family, his origin and his homeland with original objects from his childhood.

If you want to learn about his childhood and personal life, you can visit the Picasso Foundation Museum as well. 

The whole area is full of picturesque streets, traditional restaurants, shops and wineries. It is a perfect place to continue your journey after the visit, and to experience the neighborhood of Pablo Picasso.

We recommend Cortijo de Pepe – an emblematic restaurant offering traditional Andalusian cuisine.

Address: Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8.
Business hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 – 19:00.

Go to our blog about the top free things to do in Malaga and check out what time the museums are free.

2. Museo Carmen Thyssen

Top 5 museums to visit in MalagaThis museum is located in the heart of the city and has over 2600 works that are a part of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornesmisza collection.

This gallery will take you on a tour through different styles of the Spanish painting, paying special attention to the Andalusian painting – Julio Romero de Torres, Joaquín Sorolla and Aureliano de Beruete. These are some of the artists whose works are exhibited here.

Contemporary exhibitions have featured impressionism, pop art or japanese woodprinting.

The extensive collection perfectly summarises 19th-century Spanish art. Many of the pieces depicting the life in Andalucía more than 100 years ago. Furthermore it is located in the 16th-century palace of Villalón in the heart of Málaga.

Address: Calle Compañía, 10.
Business hours: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 20:00.

3. Museum Revello de Toro

Top 5 museums to visit in Malaga

This museum showcases the lives and works of both Revello de Toro and Pedro de Mena whose 17th century home and workshop has been restored.  Creating The Memorial Room in which a 10 minutes long video is shown displaying the highlights of his life. Don’t miss the ending, it will surprise you!

Address: Calle Afligidos, 5.
Business hours: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sat: 10:00 – 20:00, Sun: 10:00 – 14:00.

4. Colección del Museo Ruso

Top 5 museums to visit in Malaga

The museum is the first European branch of the State Russian Museum. The museum houses 100 pieces dating from the 15th to 20th centuries specially selected for Málaga covering every period of Russian art.

Address: Edificio de Tabacalera, Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15.
Business hours: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sun: 9:30 – 20:00.

5. Museo de Malaga

Museo Malaga

This museum in the city of Malaga was built to help the local artists as a nice sign of support from the city. It hosts a collection of more than 4000 pieces. The permanent exhibition displays about one hundreds pieces of art.

Address: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N.
Business hours: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sat: 9:00 – 20:00, Sun: 10:00 – 15:00.

6. Wine Museum

I think we can all agree that red wine is an essencial part of Spanish culture and cuisine. 

The geology and warm climate in Andalusia along with a long tradition and advanced maturing systems produces wines of exceptional quality.

In the Wine museum you can learn about different kinds of grapes and manufacture techniques.

Last but not least, all tours include wine tasting. Please note that the tours need to be reserved in advance –book here.

Address: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10AM – 5PM / Saturday: 10AM – 2PM / Sunday: Closed

Entry fee: 5 € with discounts for students, children and seniors

7. Automobile and Fashion Museum

The Málaga Automobile Museum is home to more than 90 exclusive car exhibits that illustrate the aesthetic evolution of the automobiles throughout the 20th century.

It also features a fascinating display of engines turned into art objects and more than 300 original hats from the twenties.

Located in an old tobacco factory in Huelin, it is definitely a must see for all motor lovers!

Entry fee: 7.50€ with discounts for students, children and seniors

Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10AM – 7PM / Monday: Closed

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