Museo de Malaga


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The Museum of Malaga has been around since the 19th century, and was most recently housed in the town hall building. Thanks to an ambitious renovation of the old customs palace, which in itself was a splendid building, it now constitutes a purpose built and very precisely designed museum space to show the archaeological and historical treasures of Málaga's very long history, within a gorgeous 18th century palace, although the building was only completed in 1829, having been commissioned and designed in 1791. This new venue unites the formerly separate collections of art and archaeology of the city. The palace features objects, ceramics and remains that cover the eras of the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and the Christian reconquest, and older remnants showing Málaga's paleolithic origins. It is a prime location, as it sits close by the emblems of each of these cultures, the Roman theatre, the Moorish Alcazaba, and the Christian Cathedral. The building itself has been in administrative use for decades, but the demands of a museum have allowed the old splendour of its spaces and architecture to be rekindled and used in ways that make the building breath again, becoming an emblem and icon of the regeneration of the city and its pride in its magnificent heritage. If you want to fully grasp the roots of this great town, you can now do it in a state of the art world class facility, right in the heart of the old centre where the actual ruins of past civilisations are still clearly visible. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 0900 - 2030 hours, Sundays and holidays 0900 - 1530 hours. Free entry to EU citizens, or 1.50€ to non-EU residents.


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