Top 10 museums in Málaga

Museums in Malaga

If you are looking for a list of the best museums in Málaga you’re in the right place! Málaga can easily be declared a city of museums with a total of 36 – ranging from archeology to modern art. That’s why we have prepared a list of top 10 Museums in Málaga! We are sure that there is going to be something interesting for everyone. Scroll down and check them out!

Best museums in Malaga

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1.Museo Picasso

Museum Picasso Malaga

Of course the first one on our list of top museums in Málaga is a Museum of Pablo Ruiz Picasso, one of the most famous people born here. Painter, sculptor, ceramist and founder of Cubism, he lead a very adventurous life. The collection of more than 200 art pieces provides a great overview of Picasso’s work and shows his development as an artist from the earliest years.

Museo Picasso Malaga

The Temporary part of Museo Picasso changes every few months. Currently you can see Calder- Picasso exhibition displaying painting and sculpture (24 Sep. 2019 – 2 Feb. 2020). The next one coming up is Genealogies of art, or the history of art as visual art (27 Feb. 2020 – 3 May 2020).

At the end of the tour you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the Museum’s cafeteria. Find yourself surrounded by pigeons – favorite birds of Picasso and his father and one of the most common themes in their works. The museum is located very close to the house where Picasso was born at Plaza de la Merced so you can see it as an addition to the visit to the collection.

Museo Picasso Malaga

The  area around Picasso Museum 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

Opening hours:
September-October, March-June: open daily 10.00 – 19.00
November-February: open daily 10.00 – 18.00
July-August: open daily 10.00 – 20.00

Ticket prices:
Collection: 9 € (reduced* 7 €)
Temporary Exhibition: 8 € (reduced* 6 €)
Combined: 12 € (reduced* 9 €)
*reduced fees for holders of European Youth Card and students under 26 with valid identification and visitors over 65.

Address: Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8.

2. Museo Carmen Thyssen

Museo Carmen Thyssen

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. The extensive collection perfectly summarises 19th-century Spanish art and has over 2600 works.

Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

Temporary exhibitions have featured impressionism, pop art or japanese woodprinting. Currently on the exhibition is Arabian Fantasy. Orientalist Painting in Spain (1860–1900) (form October 12, 2019 to March 01, 2020).

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 20.00

Normal ticket: 10 €
Reduced ticket: 6 €
Address:Calle Compañía, 10.

3. Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou Malaga

Another must see museum on our list is Centre Pompidou Málaga, the first branch of the famous modern art gallery in Paris based outside of France. The gallery is located close to the Port in a building called El Cubo (the cube). The colorful structure on the roof of the Centre is one of the most characteristic spots in Málaga. Inside you will find a semi-permanent exhibition Modern Utopias (available until the end of 2020) and a temporary exhibition changing every few months.

Opening hours: 9.30 – 20.00, closed on Tuesdays

Permanent exhibition: 7/4 €*
Temporary exhibition: 4/2.50 €*
Combined: 9/2.50€*
*reduced ticket available for students under 26, seniors over 65, large families

Address: Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n, 29016 Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga

4. Museo de Málaga

Museo de Malaga

Museum of Málaga is located in beautiful Palacio de Aduana. It houses over 17 000 exhibits. The permanent exhibition brings together art and archeology since the Museum has joined Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and Provincial Archeological Museum.

Opening hours in Winter (16 September to 15 June):
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 20:00.
Sundays and holidays: 9:00 to 15:00

Opening hours in Summer (16 June to 15 September):
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 21:00 hrs
Sunday: 9:00 to 15:00 hrs

Tickets: 1.50 €, free for EU citizens

Address: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N.

5. Museum Revello de Toro

Museo Revello de Toro

This museum showcases the lives and works of both Revello de Toro, a famous portrait painter and Pedro de Mena, maker of religious images. The collection is located in 17th century house of the former.  The exhibition consists of more than a 100 paintings, sketches and drawings of Revello de Toro. One of the most interesting parts of the Museum is the Memorial Room in which you can watch a 10 minutes long video displaying the highlights of life of the previous owner of the house. Don’t miss the ending, it will surprise you!

Museo Revello de Toro

Opening hours:  Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00.

Normal: 2,50 €
Groups (more than 5 people): 2 €
Minors below 18 and seniors over 65: free

Address: Calle Afligidos, 5.

6. Colección del Museo Ruso

Museo Ruso 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 to cover every period of Russian art.

Museum Russo Malaga

Museo Ruso houses a different exposition every year, until February 27, 2020 you can see the collection dedicated to the depiction of women in Russian art. The current temporary exhibition are devoted to the poet Anna Ajmátova and painter Nikolái Roerich (on display until March 3, 2020).

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 9.30 -20.00

Annual exhibition: 6/3.50 €*
Temporary exhibition: 4/2.50 €*
Combined ticket: 8/4€*
*Reduced tickets for seniors over 65, students below 26, families
For free entrance check the website
Address:Edificio de Tabacalera, Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15.

7. Wine Museum

Museo de Vino Malaga

I think we can all agree that red wine is an essencial part of Spanish culture and cuisine. The geology and warm climate of Andalusia along with a long tradition and advanced maturing systems produces wines of exceptional quality.

In the Málaga Wine Museum you can learn about different kinds of wine, grapes, wine production and manufacturing techniques. Don’t miss the free wine tasting at the end of your visit!

Museo del vino Malaga

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10.00-17.00
Saturday: 10.00-14.00

Ticket 5 € with discounts for students, children, seniors and groups.

Address: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N.

8. Automobile and Fashion Museum

Museum of Automobiles and Fashion

The Málaga Automobile and Fashion Museum is definitely one of the more interesing museums in Málaga. It is home to more than 90 exclusive car exhibits that illustrate the aesthetic evolution of the automobiles throughout the 20th century. In addition it features a fascinating display of engines turned into art objects all of that accompanied by stunning luxury fashion collection with of the greatest brands such as Chanel, Dior, Prada, Balmian.

Located in an old tobacco factory in Huelin, it is definitely a treat for all automobile and fashion lovers!

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10.00-19.00

Normal: 9.50 €
Seniors: 7 €
Reduced: 5 €

Address: Edificio de La Tabacalera, en Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15.

9. CAC

CAC Malaga

Center of Contemporary Art Málaga (CAC) is a gallery focused on 20 and 21st century visual art –  paintings, sculptures, photography and videography. In its vast interior you can find permanent and temporary exhibitions showcasing works of both national and local artists.

Opening Hours:
Winter hours (Tues – Sun): 10.00 – 20.00 hrs
Summer hours (Tues – Sun): 10.00 – 14.00 hrs and 17.00 – 21.00 hrs

Tickets: free entry

Address: Calle Alemanía, s/n

10. Museo del Patrimonio Municipal

Museo Patrimonio Municipal

The last but not least on our list of the top museums in Málaga is the Museum of Municipal Heritage’s collection focused on the local painting, sculpture, culture and history. 400 piece collection will take you through the evolution of the city and local art from 15th to 20th century. It also regularly hosts temporary exhibitions.

Museo de Patrimonio Municipal

Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 20.00

Tickets: free entry

Address: Paseo Reding, 1

Best museums in Malaga

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