Malaga is an ancient city with a great culture where we’ll find a wide variety of museums that we’ll be able to visit. 15 of these museums are situated in the city’s old quarter and are well worth a visit.
In some museums we’ll find Phoenician pieces and archaeological remains, others are orientated to the religious culture of Malaga since its conquest while others show the visitor the day to day of the Malaga citizen from the middle ages till today. Don’t hesitate and come to learn more about our province through its many museums.
Cathedral Museum with figures and paintings from past centuries. It’s situated in the Cathedral of Malaga and in Christmas time they tend to decorate nativity scenes in its interior. It was built between 1487 and 1768 on top of an old mosque.
Audio guide available in several languages including English, Dutch, German, Russian, Italian and Portuguese.
C/ Molina Lario (Map)
Phone 952 22 03 45
April to 15th October: Monday-Friday 10.00-21.00, Saturdays 10.00-18.00.
16th October to 31 March: Monday-Saturday 10.00-18.30
Sundays from 14.00 to 18.30.
This museum is situated in the Buenavista Palace. It was built during the 16th century and is situated upon Phoenician ruins of which some remains are still preserved in its interior. 155 artworks of Picasso, the majority donated, are exhibited in this museum.
In this museum dedicated to the work of Picasso they also celebrate exhibitions, courses, conferences and concerts.
Calle San Agustin, 8. (Map)
Phone 952 12 76 00
Daily from 10 am to 7 pm (until 8pm or 6pm depending on season)
It’s located in the very bullring and we’ll find pieces dedicated to the world of bullfighting and its history.
Paseo de Reding, Malagueta Bullring, door 10.(Map)
Phone 952 069 823
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm.
With a permanent collection of over 400 pieces of artwork, we’ll also be able to find interesting temporary exhibitions and congresses in this museum, the most visited in Andalusia. The building was inaugurated in 1944 as a wholesale market to the right of the Guadalmedina river’s mouth although it was abandoned after the construction of a new market and it was in the late 20th century when the reformation of the building was proposed to host the contemporary art museum, that opened its doors to the public in 2003.
Calle Alemania. (Map)
Winter: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 20pm
22 June to 7 September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm.
MIMMA is the interactive museum of music and is one of the most complete private collections in Europe.
Palacio Conde de las Navas en Calle Beatas, 15. (Map )
Monday from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday until 7pm.
This museum hosts a planetarium and its aim is to bring the science and technology closer to the public of all ages.
Avenida de Luis Buñuel, 6. (Map )
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2pm and 5pm until 8pm.
Saturdays and from July to September from 10am to 2pm.
The birth house of the famous painter from Malaga is situated in the Plaza de la Merced, nº 15. In this very square Picasso played during his childhood and it was in one of those flats where he was born in 1881. We’ll be able to find his biography and documentaries of the painter.
Plaza de la Merced, 15. (Map).
Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.
In this museum they keep all the ceramics found in the Muslim period, a place that we must undoubtedly visit if we pass by the Alcazaba.
C/ Alcazabilla s/n (Map)
Phone 630 93 29 87
Summer: 9am to 8pm.
Winter: 9am to 6pm.
Situated in the Santa Isabel passageway, nº 10. It shows the visitor the day to day life of the Malaga citizens since ancient times.
The building dates from the 17 Century, built over another Inn probably from the 15 Century.
laza Enrique García-Herrera, 1.(Map)
Phone: 952 21 71 37
Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.
Saturdays from 10am to 3pm
Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm free entrance.
In this museum they show us the military life of Malaga from the year it was conquered by the Christian armies and we’ll be able to find it in what was the old ‘polvorin’ (powder keg) of Gibralfaro.
Gibralfaro Castle, Plaza de Armas. (Map)
November to March from 9am to 6pm
April to October from 9am to 9pm.
This house-museum is intact since it was built in 1843 and is situated in the Montes de Malaga natural park.
A lagar is a house where they elaborate wine, and this one is the typical building that once was common in the Mountains of Malaga area. You will be able not only to visit this old house but see some of the tools they used in the past to make wine.
On August Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
Thursday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.
Saturday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
*Photo by Daniel Capilla: Gallery here.
An aquarium museum where they show us the different sea species that live in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Malaga.
Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle 2 del Puerto de Málaga. (Map)
Phone 952 21 97 61
11 September to 30 June: 10am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
1st July to 10th September: 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm.
We’ll find it in the Santa Ana Abbey and has 4 rooms where we’ll be able to discover the history of the cister and see some artwork pieces like the Ecce Homo and La Dolorosa, both from the 17th century. Its opening hours for visits is in the mornings.
Calle Abadía de Santa Ana, 13. (Map)
This museum, inaugurated in 2007, shows us the history of Malaga from the first townhall built in 1487 after the conwuest till today. It has different rooms that divide the exhibition into different historical periods; the first room is about the 15th to the 18th centuries, the second room is about the 19th century and the third room goes from the 20th century till the contemporary period.
Plaza de la Aduana. (Map)
9am to 9pm except on Sundays which closes at 3pm.