Malaga usually hosts a good selection of interesting exhibitions that attract thousands of visitors from all across the globe. Here are a few of them:
The Fundacion Picasso ( Visit Site )
Pablo Picasso, the great painter was born in Malaga in 1881. His five storey house has now become the headquarters of The Fundacion Picasso – a foundation that promotes, encourages and provides historians the resources to do research on Picasso's work. The Museum contains over 3,500 pieces of ceramics and graphic artworks dedicated to the Spanish painter, but also to other protagonists of modern art.
Address: Plaza de la Merced, 15, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 060 215
Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga - MIMMA (Malaga Interactive Music Museum) ( Visit Site )
MIMMA has some of the best private collections in Europe, with about 300 instruments ranging from different periods of history, countries and civilisations. It is also one of the most interactive museums that offer a variety of cultural and musical ensembles throughout the year.
Address: Muralla Plaza de la Marina 29015 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 210 440
Museo del Patrimonio Municipal (Municipal Museum) ( Visit Site )
The museum was started with the thought of displaying Malaga's long & eventful history through art pieces, documents of great historical value, paintings, graphics and an extensive library. Started in the Town Hall in 1487, the museum till this date has been able to unify a substantial collection of over 4,000 pieces.
Address: Paseo de Reding, 1, 29016, Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 225 106
Centro De Arte Contemporáneo De Málaga - CAC (Contemporary Art Centre) ( Visit Site )
The Malaga Contemporary Art Centre was setup by the Malaga town hall to display and propagate modern art in the community. Located in the former Wholesalers Market, the Art Centre building was constructed in 1939 by architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto.
Address: Calle Alemania s/n, 29001 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 120 055
Centro Cultural Provincial de Málaga ( Visit Site )
A 3,000 square-metre complex stretching over four floors, Centro Cultural Provincial is located on Ollerias Street, in a 14th century building, which was once called "Casa de Expósitos". When the Provincial Council of Malaga decided to build a place for cultural study, in 1983, the old structure was transformed into the cultural centre along with the new building, which is connected to the old one via a metal and wooden staircase. Various art exhibitions and concerts are held at the centre.
Address: Calle Ollerías, s/n, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 133 950
Alcazaba Archaeology Centre
( Visit Site )
The Alcazaba Archaeology Centre explains the importance of ceramics in Malaga during its Muslim and Phoenician rule and how it has survived to present date. The collection includes pieces from urban sites, reproduction of original pieces and utensils and tools that were used to make ceramic art. It is the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain.
Address: Calle Alcazabilla, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 630 932 987
Gibralfaro Interpretation Centre ( Visit Site )
The Gibralfaro Interpretation Centre is located in the old arsenal of the Gibralfaro castle. The exhibition centre reflects the entire historical lifespan of the castle since 1487 when it served as a military barrack and watchtower under the Castilian Crown. The castle was under military establishment for continuous 483 years until Alfonso XIII, by Royal Decree handed over the city to its inhabitants in 1925. All this is displayed at the museum through models, stamps, cards, navigation instruments and maps.
Address: Camino de Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 227 230
Bullring and Bullfighting Museum ( Visit Site )
Built in 1874 by Joaquín Rucoba, the La Malagueta bullring is constructed in a regular 16 shaped polygon and can accommodate 14,000 people. It is also home to the Antonio Ordoñez Bullfighting Museum where articles connected to bullfighting can be found. On display are a range of objects related to the national festival of Spain, Bullfighting, which includes 'suits of light', photographs, posters and other valuable items.
Address: Paseo de Reding 8, 29016 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 005 080
Museo Casa de Muñecas (Dolls House Museum)
( Visit Site )
The first miniature dolls house museum in Spain is located in an 18th century Baroque building next to the Plaza de la Merced. This private collection includes over 50 handmade dolls dating back to the 19th century. Its oldest exhibit is an 1850 Majorcan house and the most recent one is a 1970 German dolls house. While the exhibition is on the first floor, the ground floor sells the reproduction of the houses.
Address: Calle Alamos 32, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Tel.: +34 952 210 082, +34 607 443 662