The Museum of Malaga – Archaeological and Fine Arts Collection

The Museum of Malaga

A new fascinating museum has opened in Malaga city. The Museum of Malaga was inaugurated on the 12th of December 2016.

The museum is housed in an ancient palace which was formerly a Customs Building and therefore the building is also known as “La Aduana” (Customs in Spanish).

The Museum of Malaga houses the Archaeological and Fine Arts collections from the Province of Malaga. All displayed works has connections to Malaga city or region with over 2700 works on exhibition in the 3-storey building.

The Fine Art collection can be found on the first floor and has paintings and art works from the 1650 – 1980 century. A painting that is highlighted is “Anatomy of the heart” by Enrique Simonet Lombardo from 1890.  There are also paintings by Picasso,  Sorolla and Manuel Barbadillo.

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The archaeological collection on the second floor starts with the prehistoric cave finds from Benaoján and leads the visitor through the history of Malaga to the 15th century.

You can see a beautiful mosaic floor found in the town of Cartama, a grave from a Greek warrior from the 600BC, or sculptures made from marble from Mijas.

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(Image CC: DiarioSur.es)

In the basement you can visit the storage room where there are archaeological remains and objects that do not have space in the permanent collection.

Take a virtual tour of the Museum of Malaga here.

Information

Opening times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 -20:00h
Sunday: 9: 00-15: 30
Closed Mondays and the following holidays: 24.12, 25.12, 31.12.01.01, 06.01 and 01.05.

Entrance prices: Admission is free for EU-residents. Other residents: 1.50 euros.

Where can I find the Museum of Malaga:

Malaga museum is next to the Alcazaba, the Roman amphitheatre and the tourist office.  The address is: Plaza de la Aduana, 1 -29015 Malaga

 

(Images from DiarioSur.es)