Malaga is known for its good weather all year round, but the city also offers a lot of different cultural activities for the tourists and locals. Malaga has a wealth of museums and in this post, you can read more about the most prominent ones. A visit worth making.
(1) Picasso Museum
135 years ago Picasso was born on the 25th of October 1881. The Museum exhibits Picasso’s work and ensures the regular replacement of the exhibitions. The Museum also works with social projects and education, where it is possible to attend courses and workshops for both children and adults. The building itself is already worth the visit, a 16th Century palace with arabic (mudejar) influence.
Where: Palacio de Buenavista C/San Agustín, 8 Malaga 29015 Malaga
When: Every day from 10:00 to 19:00.
Price: Depends on the exhibition. Usually range from 4 € to 8 €.
(2) Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen museum showcases pieces of the 19th and early 20th centuries, emphasizing on Andalusian painters. Temporary exhibits tend be more about international artists.
Where: C/Compañía 10, 29008 Málaga
When: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 20:00
Price: From 2 € (reduced price) to 9 € (combined ticket of permanent and temporary exhibition). Sunday after 17:00 free access.
(3) Pompidou Centre
You will find the Pompidou Centre at Muelle Uno, where you can see the beautiful cube decorated with different colored glasses. Sunlight reflects from the glass cube, which contributes to a colorful experience in Museum. It is a pop-up museum, hence it will be open only for a limited time. Here you will be able to enjoy contemporary art from the 20th and 21st century (from the Pompidou collection in Paris) and temporary exhibits froms different artists.
Where: Pasaje Doctor Carillo Casaux, s/n Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga
When: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 09:30 to 20:00.
Price: Permanent exhibition: 7 €. Temporary exhibition: 4 €. Combined between permanent and temporary: € 9. Sunday after 16:00 free access.
(4) Automobile Museum
As the name suggests, this is a museum for car enthusiasts. The Museum has more than 100 cars. Many of them are historical and range from Europe and North America. The Museum offers also a fashion section with 200 pieces of haute couture and a contemporary art section.
Where: Avenida de Sor Teresa Prat, 11, 29003 Málaga
When: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00.
Price: Normal 7, 50 € and 5.50 € reduced
(5) Russian Museum
The Russian museum features, among other things, the work of Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky. The Russian museum in Malaga is a branch of the Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, the paintings showcased try to show a different side from the stereotypical Russian art.
Where: Avenida Sor Terrace Prat 15, 29003 Malaga
When: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 20:00.
Price: Temporary exhibition: 4 €. Permanent exhibition: 6 € and combined exhibition 8 €. Free access from 16:00 on Sundays.
(6) Museum of Glass and Crystal
This Museum is a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces of glass from different eras. This is a journey through time as you travel between the different styles from different eras. One of this museum’s goals is to restore the old artisan neighborhood of San Felipe Neri and its traditions.
Where: Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre 2. 29012, Malaga.
When: Tuesday to Sunday. from 11:00 to 19:00.
Price: General 6 €. Reduced 4 €
(7) Centre of Contemporary Art (CAC)
You will find The CAC museum in the area known as Soho de Málaga, on the banks of the normally dry Guadalmedina river. There are 6000 square meters of space with 2400 square meters of exhibition space. The aim of this museum is to promote and disseminate 20th and 21st century visual art. International art of this period is of interest to the museum. The collection of the museum consists of 400 pieces of art that have been lent by the owners for periods of 3 to 5 years. The museum has many temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Where: Calle Alemania, S/N, 29001 Málaga
When: (from 22nd June to 20th September)
Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00 h.*Rest of the year: Tuesday to Sunday: from 10.00 to 20.00 h.
(8) The Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA)
The museum is in the 18th-century Palacio del Conde Navas. It contains an important collection of musical instruments from around the world and of all ages, many of which can be played. Intended for all audiences, from children to adults, it is an interactive museum where you can experiment: instead of “please do not touch”, they encourage to play all instruments. Their motto is “hear, feel, discover”.
Where: Calle Beatas, 15, 29008 Málaga
When: Winter opening times (7/09 – 24/06) Monday 10:00 – 16:00,Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 19:00
Summer opening times (25/06 – 6/09) Monday 10:30 – 16:00, Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 – 19:30
Price: Normal 4€, Students, seniors and groups: 3€, Children less than 6 years old: free.
(9) Museum of Malaga
This newly opened museum holds the biggest and most important collection of fine arts of the province. It inaugurated last December at the iconic old Customs Palace. It has a huge collection of archaeology, paintings and sculpture. A definite must!
Where: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N, 29015 Málaga
When: Opening times 09:00 – 20:30
Price: EU Citizens: free, rest of the world: 1,50€
Website: http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/MMA/ (spanish only)