Museums in Malaga
Many new museums have been inaugurated in Malaga in recent years. This has led to the city’s museum offering being widely recognised around the world thanks to the large number of renowned artists who have held exhibitions in their galleries.
There are currently about 40 museums and interpretation centres dotted around the city, including: flamenco, Easter Week, art, ethnographic, archaeological, bullfighting, painting, etc. museums, thereby ensuring their variety.
If you can’t decide on which ones to visit or lack the time to see them all, we at Niza Cars can help you out with this article containing a list describing the most important museums located in the city of Malaga.
Malaga’s most important museums
Malaga Picasso Museum
The Malaga Picasso Museum houses a collection which runs through eight decades of the works created by the Malaga painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso, who was born in the city in 1881. This museum also holds temporary exhibitions.
Los domingos podrás visitar el museo Picasso en Málaga gratis a partir de las 18:00 horas.
It is known that the Picasso Museum’s origins lie in the painter’s wish to have a space to exhibit his artworks in Malaga, the city where he was born. Picasso was the twentieth century’s most important artist and the museum dedicated to him features 80 years of his work through a total of 233 works of art.
The Malaga Picasso Museum can be visited free of charge on Sundays after 6:00 pm.
If you still want to see more after visiting the museum, Picasso’s childhood home is today also a museum in Malaga which holds works and personal belongings of the artist and his family. This Malaga museum can also be visited free of charge on Sundays from 4:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
The Malaga Contemporary Art Centre is located in Malaga’s old Wholesalers Market, a building which has been listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest. The CAC aims to popularise contemporary art through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, seminars, etc.
En este museo malagueño podrás sumergirte en los movimientos y tendencias del siglo XX, sobretodo desde los años 50 hasta la actualidad. La colección está compuesta por casi cuatrocientas obras de artista tanto nacionales como internacionales. De hecho, fue el primer centro y museo de arte que ha obtenido la certificación de calidad internacional en España.
You can immerse yourself in the twentieth century’s movements and trends in this Malaga museum, especially from the 1950s to the present. The collection is comprised of almost four hundred works by both Spanish and foreign artists. As a matter of fact, it was the first centre and museum in Spain to obtain an international quality certification.
This space was inaugurated in 2003 as a cultural initiative by Local Authority. You can visit the CAC Malaga free of charge from Tuesdays to Sundays.
Carmen Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen Museum is located right in Malaga’s historic city centre. It takes you on a journey through the different genres of Spanish and Andalusian painting of the 19th and 20th centuries through 285 works of art.
This Malaga museum is also equipped with a hall exclusively dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Thanks to the great exhibitions it has held in the past, the Carmen Thyssen Museum has become one of the most important cultural spaces not only in Malaga but also Andalusia.
The museum centre has been located in the Villalón Palace since 2011. You can visit the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga free of charge on Sundays after 5:00 pm.
Collection of the Saint Petersburg Russian Museum in Malaga
The collection of the Saint Petersburg Russian Museum in Malaga is comprised of about a hundred of works dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries. Aside from the exhibition halls, the centre in Malaga is equipped with an auditorium, three projection rooms, a reading room, the virtual museum site and a cafeteria.
It is located in the former tobacco building and measures 2,300 square metres, of which 770 lineal metres are exclusively dedicated to exhibitions. The Saint Petersburg Russian Museum in Malaga can be visited free of charge on Sundays after 4:00 pm.
Centre Pompidou Malaga Museum
The Centre Pompidou Malaga is the site of France’s Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Cultural. It is located in the Port of Malaga in a space known as “The Cube”. The Pompidou Museum in Malaga is a real privilege for the city and the visitors who enjoy it, as it was the first museum of this kind to be set up outside France.
The Centre Pompidou was inaugurated in 2015 and has a permanent collection of almost ninety artworks from the Centre Pompidou France’s collection spanning the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
It is also worth noting that it holds several temporary exhibitions a year. You can visit the Centre Pompidou in Malaga free of charge on Sundays after 4:00 pm.
Automobile and Fashion Museum
The Automobile and Fashion Museum is also located in Malaga’s tobacco building and measures 7,000 square metres divided into ten halls, where ninety exclusive models of cars can be found.
You can get an overview of the history of automobiles from their origins to today if you visit this museum. It also holds an unusual exhibition of engines converted into works of art.
As its name suggests, this museum also houses a collection of fashion items comprised of original hats, dresses and suitcases from the 1920s to the 1950s created by renowned designers.
You can visit the Automobile and Fashion Museum free of charge on Sundays and holidays after 4:00 p.m.
If you wish to add other of the city’s cultural attractions to your list of museums to visit in Malaga, have a look at our article on the principal monuments to visit in Malaga to complete your trip’s scheduling.