Museo de Malaga, Malaga

4.7
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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.
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  • What a lovely museum! Saw one of my favorite painting, the one in Venice with the bridge and all the bright colors! The museum is very nice and with many COVID retrictions in place, so you’ll feel...  more »
  • The best value ( €1.50) museum on the planet. A wide range of archeological artistic and historical items to suit most interests. Could do with an online audio guide Highly recommended  more »
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  • 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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