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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.Fine Arts sectionThe 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 and 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.Put Museo de Malaga on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Malaga road trip planner.
Museo de Malaga Reviews
Het is er rustig en ruim opgezet. Het heeft een mooie kunstcollectie met daaraan gekoppeld de kunstgeschiedenis van Malaga en omstreken. Ook veel archeologische vondsten worden tentoongesteld. Ligt ko... more »It is quiet and spacious. It has a beautiful art collection linked to the art history of Malaga and its environs. Also many archaeological finds are exhibited. Located close to the beach/port and downtown. Nice terrace just around the corner. Free entry for EU residents.
Musée très interessant couvrant plusieurs siècles par des oeuvres réparties sur 2 étages Peintures et sculptures au 1er étage et archéologie au 2e étage. Tout est présenté dans de belles salles lumine... more »Very interesting museum covering several centuries with works spread over 2 floors Paintings and sculptures on the 1st floor and archaeology on the 2nd floor. Everything is presented in beautiful bright rooms. Minimal admission price is €1.50 per person. It's a great discovery.
Pity there is not a 3.5 really because this is a very nice building. However it is new and lacks exhibits at the moment. The only floor open is the third and that has a reasonable trawl through the history of Malaga. I am sure it will become a main attraction once it gets more exhibits. The cafe is a bit soulless but the restaurant on the fourth floor was wonderful. All in all worth a visit for the building itself.
I do really advise people to visit this museum! The entrance is free and the building is nice and modern, just aside the Roman theatre. The exposition develops from the second floor to the ground floor. Very interesting the history of Málaga explained step by step from its birth to the immigration streams that reached out the city. A very fascinating tomb of an important knight unearthed just few years ago got me really impressed: do stop to admire the ring with an beautiful red jem I carved with Egyptian images! A nice spot also to rest from the hot since the air conditioning is very strong inside. Don't miss it!
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