Museo de Málaga

Málaga, Spain

The Museo de Málaga, which was actually constituted in 1973, opened in 2016 in the impressive Palacio de la Aduana. It has brought together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts) and Museo Arqueológico Provincial.Málaga now joins Almería, Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén in having a 'provincial museum' in their respective capital cities; while Seville, Córdoba and Granada have separate fine arts and archaeological museums.  

The 18,000 square metre museum has eight rooms, the first five dedicated to archaeology and the other three to fine arts. There are just over 2,000 pieces in the fine arts collection and more than 15,000 in the archaeology collection.

The Fine Arts section includes works by Luis de Morales, Luca Giordano, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Antonio del Castillo, Alonso Cano, Pedro de Mena, Jusepe de Ribera, Francisco Zurbarán, Diego Velázquez, Francisco de Goya, Federico de Madrazo, Ramón Casas, José Moreno Carbonero, Enrique Simonet, Joaquín Sorolla, Léon Bonnat, Franz Marc and Pablo Picasso.

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Founded: 1973
Category: Museums in Spain

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Ancel Gerla (11 months ago)
From the outside the building looks majestic and impressive, the inside even more! And when I watched the video about it, it all came together as a very important building for the city. The people working here are super nice and helpful. The exhibition was very beautiful and a lot to take in. It really shows you what Malaga is famous for when it comes to art.
Darryl Wandless (12 months ago)
This museum is a wonderful place to visit.. It's surprisingly large over two floors packed with interesting paintings by local artists on the first and architectural archaeology on the second.. It's free to enter for EU nationals and €1.50 for those from 3rd countries like the UK.. This is a must see attraction if you have a bit of time on your hands and are interested in local history.. Highly recommended ?
Simina Popa (12 months ago)
The entry to the museum is free for EU citizens. I really liked the archeology collection, great opportunity to learn about the history of Malaga. Also, on the 1st floor is a art collection you can visit. Do not miss the interior yard.
Maichal (16 months ago)
Very interesting. Here I could see something else than in all the other archaeological museums so it's worth it. You can see items found in Málaga and surroundings that are much older than Romans. Prehistoric times.
Boris VD (17 months ago)
Its a very nice museum with many interesting art and archeology items on display. The local history is also being told. It also is free to enter. It's a must see.
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