The Museo de Málaga is a museum in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. Formed in 1973, it brought together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts), born in 1913, and Museo Arqueológico Provincial (Provincial Archeological Museum), born in 1947. As of 2010, the museum remains institutionally divided into two "sections" corresponding to the older museums. There are slightly over 2,000 pieces in the Fine Arts collection and over 15,000 in the Archeology collection. The museum opened to the public in December 2016, becoming the biggest museum in Andalusia and the 5th in Spain.
The Fine Arts section has its origin in the Royal Decree of 24 July 1913 that encouraged the Ministry of Public Instruction to establish provincial fine arts museums in those provincial capitals that did not yet have such an institution. Málaga's Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Telmo ("San Telmo Royal Academy of Fine Arts") had long wished to create such an institution. The Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes was founded 3 February 1915 and opened its doors in a temporary location in the Calle Pedro de Toledo 17 August 1916. In 1920 it moved to the former Jesuit college of San Sebastián, which also housed the Academy and a school of fine arts. It moved to the Buenavista Palace in 1961, but had to leave that facility in 1997 when the Andalusian Autonomous Government bought the palace to convert it into the Museo Picasso Málaga. At that time the Fine Arts section moved to the Palacio de la Aduana, where temporary exhibitions have been held.
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
Monika Hajkova | Feb 22, 2018
The place is really big. There is a total of 3 floors. Admission is free but you will need a €1 coin for lockers to put your bags in. I'm not sure about pictures policy but I was able to take some so I think it's allowed. I would allow yourself about 2 hours for this museum maybe more to go through it fully of you like reading the descriptions and stuff. Really nice artefacts and art here. Highly recommend visiting.
Natascha Paul | Dec 8, 2017
This museum is free for EU citizens!!! You should never pass up the opportunity of free museum trips, and this one does not disappoint. There's a really interesting history of Spanish art, from probably mid-18th century with some really lovely paintings on the second floor. The top floor houses a whole bunch of archaeological stuff, such as pottery, weaponry and mosaics, which is not really my cup of tea, but worth a visit if its yours.
cd bragg | Jan 12, 2018
This was surprisingly interesting - and free entry if you're an EU citizen. The history going back to the Phoenicians was fascinating. Could have spent longer but it was our last day in Malaga and we had a plane to catch!
Gillian Fraser | Jan 14, 2018
Interesting museum with art and archeology from Malaga's history. Well-displayed with detailed information panels in Spanish and English. Free for EU citizens.
Nick Nutter | Nov 24, 2017
I had to wait over 10 years whilst the museum was being renovated but it was worth it. One of the best museums I have visited in Spain. Good clear displays, information in Spanish and English. Free to EU citizens.
Anu Hentunen | Mar 20, 2018
Excellent museum of the Malaga history and more! Worth to visit. Free entry for European citizens!!! Delightful was to see that this very modern building was designed to serve also customers in a wheelchair.
Marcus Swalwell | Apr 1, 2018
Who knew? This area has very rich history over last 3,000 years. Brilliant presentation.
Randy Majors | Apr 8, 2018
A must-visit in Málaga that take you back through 2,000+ years of local history, plus an excellent art collection.
Jesse Snipper | May 4, 2018
nice museum. there is lots to read and it offers a good history of the area. to do the full thing you need 2-3 hours
Anna Brow | Apr 29, 2018
Interactive and informative. Lots of information in a small space! The courtyard is so, so beautiful.
BECKY TAYLOR | Jun 3, 2018
Really interesting museum with lots to see. Fantastic store room, and archaeological finds are definitely worth the visit. Also, it's free for EU citizens! Go up to the restaurant on the top floor and see the great views of the Alcazaba too.
John Fox | May 31, 2018
Free entry to all EU citizens. Good range of art on display. The archeology on the second floor is superb
Ma Ri | May 15, 2018
Very nice museum. You qill meed around two of ours to visit the three floors. No entry fee...
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