One of the leading exponents in the flamenco world in Andalusia and Malaga, is the singer-songwriter Rafael Flores Nieto, also known as "El Piyayo", who was born in the neighbourhood of 'El Perchel' in 1860 and died in the old Alcazaba district on the 25th of November 1940.
Towards the end of 1985, the 'Rafael Flores El Piyayo' flamenco club was founded, that organise numerous flamenco events in Malaga in honour to this Cadiz-born singer-songwriter who lived during part of the 19th and 20th century, and that during most of his days he dedicated his time singing 'coplas' (typical flamenco style songs) on the streets.
In this museum there are are over 5000 pieces and 2500 discs, one of the most important collections in Spain with part of the inventory from the 19th century. Amongst that inventory there are guitars that are over two centuries old, amongst them it’s worth mentioning the guitar used by the Piyayo himself; there are also posters of old events, manila shawls and an important bibliography about flamenco.
The museum has different floors where the first floor is dedicated to the collections and the second floor to the flamenco’s history and documentation. The basement offers flamenco activities related with the club, and on the ground floor is where reception is, as well as the bar and other services.
Where is it and how much does it cost? The flamenco museum is located near the Plaza de la Merced on nº4 Franquelo street, and the entrance fee is only a donation of 1 euro, with no obligation.
The opening hours are from 10 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon. Mondays closed.
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Peña Juan Breva
C/ Picador, 2, next to C/Beatas
Telephone: 952 221 380