Malaga is a true City of Museums. There are 37 museums in total, most of them concentrated in the historic quarter, making Malaga's old town one of those with the highest density of Museums. Here is a guide to some of our favorites.
Buenavista Palace houses a permanent collection showing eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso, who was born in Málaga in 1881. The collection conveys the rigor and creativity of an essential artist in the history of Western art. Further, temporary exhibitions delve into the artistic context, while the program of activities proposes many ways to enjoy the arts.
This center invites the public to feel the experience of the Centre Pompidou through its wealthy collection, its excellent schedules, the mutual interference of artistic disciplines and its innovative mediation programs.
Malaga's Museum holds the collections of two of the most distinguished museum institutions of Malaga, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Provincial Archaeology Museum which holds more than 15,000 references of archaeology and a wide painting's collection of more that 2,000 pieces which were produced along the xix and xx centuries. it is the 5th biggest museum of Spain and the largest of Andalucia.
The location of the Aduana Palace (Customs Palace) was planned in 1788. it is of neo-classic style and is built imitating the italian renaissance palaces with four galleries around an arcaded central courtyard. Also the Aduana has been the location for the "Real Fábrica de Tabaco" (Royal Tobacco Factory) and the "Subdelegación del Gobierno" (the Governments Branch Office) in the Province.
As a whole the museum holds an amazing Fine Arts section, which includes paintings and sculptures from relevant artists like Luis de Morales, Luca Giordano, Murillo, Antonio del Castillo, Alonso Cano, Ribera, Velázquez, Vicente Carducho, Goya, Pedro de Mena or Zurbarán.
The museum has 3000 m2 of indoor and over 4000 m2 outdoor exhibition space. Its collection comes from airports across Spain, among which are nine historic aircraft. The visit shows the inner workings of an airport, how aviation and airport technology has developed and how the various airport professions are performed, and the principles of physics applied to aviation.
The extraordinary paintings of the facade of this 18th-century building, and its internal structure tell us just how unique the museum is. We can admire some 3,000 pieces of glass, along with a significant representation of paintings, furniture and decorative objects belonging to different historical periods, creating a magical atmosphere in the domestic context in which their first owners lived.
Ars Málaga-Bishop’s Palace, is an art space in which you can visit the noble area of the palace: arcaded courtyard, imperial stairs, chapel and private garden. It has rooms to be used for temporary and permanent exhibitions of the art collection of the Diocese of Málaga. Several collections of paintings, sculptures, precious metals works and decorative arts, ranging from the XVIth until the XXth centuries, stand out. Also it has a large collection of African cultural art and an interesting gallery of portraits. Moreover, it provides a unique framework for cultural activities.
The Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA) is located 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 and adults, it is an interactive museum where we can experiment: please instead of "please do not touch", the motto is "please play!".
Ready for more? Just click on the link below for a complete listing of all city museums in Malaga, created by the Ayuntamiento de Málaga… Enjoy:)