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!
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Of course we have to start with Pablo Ruiz Picasso who is one of the most famous people born in Malaga. The collection of more than 200 art pieces provide a great overview of Picasso’s work and his development as an artist. At the end of the tour you can enjoy a cup of coffee (very common thing to do in Spain) surrounded by pigeons that Picasso and his father displayed a great deal of attention to.
Just a few minutes from Museo Picasso next to the Plaza de la Merced you can visit Picasso’s birthplace. It is designed to recreate the link of Picasso with his childhood, his family, his origin and his homeland with original objects from his childhood.
Address: Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8.
Business hours: Mon – Sun: 10:00 – 19:00.
Museo Carmen Thyssen
The extensive collection perfectly summarises 19th-century Spanish art with many of the pieces depicting the life in Andalucía more than 100 years ago. 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.
Museum Revello de Toro
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.
Colección del Museo Ruso
The museum is the first European branch of the State Russian Museum which 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.
Museo de 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, while 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.