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4 top museums to visit in Málaga

Málaga, a city with many museums where one can admire, learn and appreciate art.
Here is a short guide to the top 4 museums we personally like to visit (there are many more) and some short information about each.

Picasso Museum and Casa Natal de Picasso
If you don’t already know, the creative genius that was Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga. Casa Natal de Picasso is his old childhood home that has been converted into a walk-through museum, situated in Plaza de la Merced, a vibrant square with many shops and cafés where to enjoy the sun.
Picasso Museum is located close to the Cathedral, only a few small narrow streets away. This Modern styled museum is home to 233 artworks (many of them are ceramics) of Picasso and friends from the 20th century. The collection is considered comprehensive with many artworks covering all of Picasso’s career.
Málaga is very proud to be Picasso’s hometown.

MÁLAGA-“Los Picassos de Antibes”. 13.03.06_11.06.06.
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Museo Picasso Málaga, Palacio de Buenavista, c/ San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga, España
(+34) 902 44 33 77 / (+34) 952 12 76 00
Tuesdays and Thursdays:  10:00 – 20:00
Fridays and Saturdays:  10:00 – 21:00
Sundays and festive days:  10:00 – 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Permanent collection: 6,00 €
Temporal exposition: 4,50 €
Combined: 9,00 €

Carmen Thyssem Museum
Probably one of the youngest museums to come about in Málaga, Carmen Thyssen opened doors in 2011 in a renovated 16th-century palace. Located in the heart of the historic centre, at Málaga main square, Plaza de la Constitución.
The museum occupies a space of 7147 square meters, of which 5185 square meters is used for displays. The building has five stories. There is a beautiful Renaissance patio near the entrance that has galleries in two stories. The color used in the museum is a very light beige, used on the floor and the walls, and this shows off the paintings marvelously. The museum is very close to the Plaza de la Constitucion, in the historic center of Malaga.
Thyssen exhibits various works concentrated on the 19th century Andalucian art by artists such as Bastida, Zuloaga, Franciso de Zurbarán, Joaquín Sorolla, and so on.
The aim of the Baronesa Carmen Thyssen is to popularize 19th century Spanish paintings, which are not very well known in Spain or the world.

Plaza Carmen Thyssen (C/Compañía, 10), 29008. Málaga
Tel: 902 303131

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00. Closed on Mondays.

General: 4
Combined (Permanent Collection + Temporary Exhibition): 8
Reduced (with proof of status): General 2,50 , combined 4,50 €
Visitors aged over 65, pensioners, students aged under 26, large families, unemployed and handicapped visitors
Free entry for accompanied children aged under 12

Contemporary Art Museum CAC

CAC museum of Málaga is a contemporary art museum located by the Fuengirola – Málaga train station, by the río Guadalmedina (Guadalmedina river). The building was the old Wholesaler’s Market, which was remodeled to be the museum in 2000. It is a revolutionary initiative space, founded by the City Council and opened in 2003. There are 6000 square meters of space with 2400 square meters of exhibition space.
CAC Málaga is characterised by its dynamism, the reflection and divulging of contemporary ideas, and has an international agenda and exhibits international artists. It is interesting to talk to the artists who come and interact with these artists, many who are famous internationally.

Calle Alemania s/n, 29001 Málaga
Tel. (+34) 952-120-055
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 20.00. Mondays closed.
Summer hours (June 26 to September 10): Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 14.00 & 17.00 to 21.00
Visitors are asked to leave the galleries 15 minutes before the building is closed.

Museum Automovilística de Málaga (Automobile Museum of Málaga)
Located in the old Tobacco Factory of Málaga.
Its thematic spaces show private collections unseen elsewhere in the world. Customized and vintage engines, and almost a hundred exclusive vehicles. Varying from a great variety of models: Hipano Suiza, Bugatti, Packard, Roll Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Mercedes, Ferrari, between many others!
The grand feel and ambience of such art and design of motor-vehicle history, all in a singular space, comes as a surprise to many. With a capacity from 12 till 3000 people, Museo Automovilística de Malaga hosts events that stand out, from thematic dinners organized in the rooms of the Museum, actors posing with vintage costumes from the 20s,30s,and 50s, fashion shows, live performances of Jazz, Soul and Swing… all whilst surrounded by spectacular and beautiful vehicles.

Edificio Tabacalera, Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15, 29003 Málaga
+34 951 13 70 01
Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. MONDAYS closed.
24th and 31st of December from 10 to 15.
The ticket office will remain open until half an hour before the closing time.
General admission: 6.50 €
Reduced price: 4.50 € (students, residents in Malaga City, seniors over 65 years old and collectives of vulnerable people)
Free entry: children under 3 years old and journalists with identification.
Guided tours: 9 € Special prices for groups, guided tours and schools.

Locate these 4 top museums on a map
Below is a map with all the museums mentioned in this article pinned with golden stars. Click on the map to take you to Google Maps where you can plan your cultural trip from wherever you are:

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