Malaga is probably one of the Spanish cities which in recent decades has undergone more development regarding tourism and technology. Malaga, which a few years ago was only a transit city to the airport without further appeal, has become a cosmopolitan city open to the Mediterranean with a constantly growing offer in museums and culture along with reforms and investments in new infrastructure that make a walk through the city centre appealing, where a few meters from the harbour and monuments we can find a large number of interesting museums.
The vast majority of museums are located in historic buildings which themselves are worth a visit.
Picasso Museum Malaga
The Renaissance building Palacio de Buenavista combining Mudejar elements and modern architecture, houses a permanent collection that shows eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso born in Malaga.
Address: Calle San Agustin, 8
Opening times: November to February from 10 am to 6 pm. March to June from 10 am to 7 pm. July to August from 10 am to 8 pm. September to October from 10 am to 7 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/ltml6
Picasso Foundation. Birthplace Museum
The building where Pablo Picasso was born in 1881 contains works and personal belongings of the artist and his family.
Address: Plaza de la Merced, 15
Opening times: From 9:30 am to 8 pm every day; closed Tuesdays between November and March.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Yigxx
Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC Malaga)
The CAC Malaga is located in the old Malaga Wholesale Market, a historic building. The museum is intended for dissemination and reflection of contemporary art.
Address: Calle Alemania, 2
Opening times: WINTER: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. SUMMER (from June 20 to September 7): Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/jBAIa
MIMMA. Interactive Music Museum Malaga
The Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA) is located in Palacio del Conde Navas, an eighteenth century mansion; an example of Malaga Baroque architecture. It has an important collection of musical instruments from around the world and from all eras, many of which can be played. Intended for all audiences, both children and adults, it is an interactive museum.
Address: Calle Beatas, 15
Opening times: Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm. Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/an13B
Museum Alborania – Classroom of the Sea
An interactive museum to discover the fauna and flora of the Alboran Sea, the western part of the Mediterranean Sea.
Museum Alborania is located in a modern building in the Port of Malaga next to Palmeral de las Sorpresas (Palm garden of Surprises) and Pier One.
Address: Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle 2, Malaga Port
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/d7kBj
Automobile Museum Malaga
The historical building of Tabacalera – a set of eleven pavilions with Renaissance elements – houses a fine collection of over ninety exclusive models such as Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Rolls Royce or Porsche, among others, illustrating the aesthetic evolution of the automobile along ten themed areas.
Address: Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Cómo llegar: https://goo.gl/maps/i0iP5
Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga
In Palacio de Villalon, a building of the sixteenth century is located in the Carmen Thyssen Museum with the most complete exposition of Andalusian painters from the nineteenth century that exists today in Spain.
Address: Calle Compañia, 10
Opening times: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. Mondays closed (except bank holidays).
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/kCgiJ
Museum of Popular Arts
A former inn from the seventeenth century houses this exhibition about the history of Malaga and its province, customs and activities in the nineteenth century.
Address: Pasillo Santa Isabel, 10
Opening times: Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Sundays and bank holidays closed.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/4Z0ii
Glass and Crystal Museum
An eighteenth century mansion, located in the neighbourhood of artisans of Malaga houses the exhibition of 3,000 pieces of glass along with an important representation of paintings, furniture and decorative objects from different historical periods.
Address: Plaza Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2
Opening times: Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/erPBY
In this eighteenth century palace is exposed history, culture, art about wines from Malaga province. There are as well a tasting room, a training room and a shop.
Address: Plaza de los Viñeros, 1
Opening times: Mondays to Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm. Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/tigqu
National Museum of Airports and Air Transport
This old passenger terminal houses the museum of aviation and airports, from its beginnings in the 20’s to the present, among which are outstanding nine historical aircraft.
Address: Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato, 81. Malaga Airport, next to the General Aviation terminal.
Opening times: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Tuesday afternoons from 5 pm to 8 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/oYib6
Ars Malaga Museum for African Art
This exhibition located in the eighteenth century Bishop’s Palace presents more than two hundred pieces of African art.
Address: Plaza del Obispo 6,
Opening times: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.
How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/b8aut
During 2015 will be added three new spaces to the museum offer in Malaga which has steadily grown in recent years: the Pompidou Centre in the Port, the State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg at Tabacalera and the Museo de la Aduana.