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


4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Charles McBeath (11 months ago)
Pity there is not a 3.5 really because this is a very nice building. However it is new and lacks exhibits at the moment. The only floor open is the third and that has a reasonable trawl through the history of Malaga. I am sure it will become a main attraction once it gets more exhibits. The cafe is a bit soulless but the restaurant on the fourth floor was wonderful. All in all worth a visit for the building itself.
Jessica van Zeijderveld (11 months ago)
Gorgeous art! For a free museum I was blown away by the interesting and large amount of stuff they exhibited.
Marco G83 (11 months ago)
I do really advise people to visit this museum! The entrance is free and the building is nice and modern, just aside the Roman theatre. The exposition develops from the second floor to the ground floor. Very interesting the history of Málaga explained step by step from its birth to the immigration streams that reached out the city. A very fascinating tomb of an important knight unearthed just few years ago got me really impressed: do stop to admire the ring with an beautiful red jem I carved with Egyptian images! A nice spot also to rest from the hot since the air conditioning is very strong inside. Don't miss it!
James Crossland (12 months ago)
Sitting in the middle of the city centre, this museum is well worth a visit. It's free entry to any EU citizen. It focusses on the history of Malaga (very interesting) and dates back to the time of when it was under Muslim rule. It also contains a fine art gallery with stunning painting for any art lover, I spent at least two hours looking around just this one floor. Nice just to sit and chill in the central courtyard at the end of your visit.
Glynis Paxton (15 months ago)
Beautifully newly restored classical building with central courtyard - a cool place to relax. One floor of Spanish art - painters I didn’t know about, attractively displayed . One floor of archeology/ history of Malaga with very informative boards in Spanish and English that reflected changes in historical ideas. Didn’t see any coverage of modern history but good on early times. Free to EU citizens.
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