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22 Apr

5 museums in Málaga you have to visit

Málaga has become an authentic city of museums with a total of 37 museums to suit all tastes. In this post, we present the 5 most important ones that you cannot miss.

1. Picasso museum

Originally, it was opened due to Picasso´s wish to have an exhibition space in the city where he was born. In the permanent exhibition, you can see a total of 233 works, which show 80 years of the painter’s work (1892-1972).

2. Carmen Thyssen museum

This museum, located in the beautiful building of the Villalón Palace, was opened in 2011 after Baroness Carmen Thyssen gave her private collection to the city. The museum has more than 400 works that take you for a tour through different genres of 19th-century Spanish painting, paying special attention to Andalusian painting.

3. Pompidou Center

Opened in 2015, it is located in the port of Malaga in a structure of colours better known among the habitants as El Cubo. The museum counts with a permanent collection composed by the works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. It also includes the works from the famous Center Pompidou in Paris. The visitor will live their experience thanks to interactive installations.

4. CAC

The museum’s objective is the promotion of the plastic arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. CAC Malaga has been the first art centre and museum in Spain to have obtained international quality certification. The CAC tries to promote contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, conferences, workshops and seminars, among others. It is always in constant evolution. Admission to the museum is free.

5. Málaga museum

The Malaga museum was opened in 2016 and is located in the Palacio de la Aduana. It has the provincial collections of archaeology as well as the fine arts under one roof. It is the largest museum in Andalusia and the fifth largest in Spain. It has a collection of more than 15,000 archaeological pieces and an extensive art collection of 2000 works from the 15th century to contemporary art. It has been chosen as one of the best centres opened in the last years in Europe.