Malaga as a Cultural Mecca-Museums

Malaga has become an authentic City of Museums. With a total of 37 concentrated mostly in the Historic Center, it is one of the cities with the highest density of museums in its old town.
Whether you like wine, archaeology or cars; you’re interested in glass, contemporary art or 19th century painting, you’re sure to find at least one museum which will interest you in the city.

Most visitors to Malaga go to the Picasso museum and his birth house, as the painter is the most famous son of the city. There is also a first rate art museum now which focuses on Andalucian art – the Museo Carmen Thyssen and the CAC (Centre for Contemporary Art) one of the most important contemporary art museums in Europe.
Other museums include the Wine Museum, where you can learn about Malaga’s own vintages, while two private collections offer the quirkiest experiences:
The Automobile Museum
This fun, modern museum is home to almost 100 restored cars and 200 couture fashion pieces, all owned by one Portuguese collector. Whether you’re into dream cars or imaginative dresses, there is something for everyone. Displays include an Elizabeth Taylor jeweled car, a Star Wars automobile and some alternative energy concepts.
The Museum of Glass and Crystal,

The Museum of Glass and Crystal (Museo del Vidrio y Cristal) showcases an awe-inspiring collection of handcrafted glass creations dating from the Phoenician era to the 20th century. Over 3,000 pieces of glass are housed within the museum’s glittering private collection and are displayed in thought-provoking themes and periods. Find out how skillful artisans have toyed with light and color in crystalline creations for centuries and admire the accompanying period furniture, decorative objects and artworks.
Whatever your cultural desire is, the suave people at The Tourist Office of Spain can guide you to experience it in Malaga!


Julie Surrey is a Partner at Creative Planette and is a seasoned professional in the events industry. Ms. Surrey started blogging actively in 2010 and writes industry specific pieces for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.


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