Monuments and Museums

Málaga has lots of monuments due to its huge history, and around 40 museums that focus on many different themes. Here you can find information about the most remarkable ones and data like prices, schedules and directions in case you want to visit them.

Monuments

The Alcazaba Fortress

It is a fortification made between 1057 and 1063 when the Arabs ruled the city. It is both designed for defense and as a Palace. This means there exists a huge contrast inside it, with patios and gardens next to defensive towers and thick walls.

It is a beautiful place to visit, with magnificent views and since it is next to the Roman Theatre you can see both of them on the same day.

Visiting hours

You can visit the Alcazaba any day of the week.

From April to October: 9:00 – 20:00

From November to March: 9:00 – 18.00

The tickets are 3,50€, but if you have a student ID you may get a discount.

On Sundays, you can go for free after 14:00.

Also, you can buy a ticket for both the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle and pay 5,50€ to visit both of them.

The visit usually takes around an hour and a half.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed.

Address

Calle Alacazabilla, Málaga

Gibralfaro Castle

This castle was built during the XIV century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba, that’s why it’s almost on top of it. It is really high, so the view is amazing, you can see all of Málaga from it.

Visiting hours

You can visit Gibralfaro any day of the week.

From April to October: 9:00 – 20:00

From November to March: 9:00 – 18.00

The tickets are 3,50€, but if you have a student ID you may get a discount.

On Sundays, you can go for free after 14:00.

Also, you can buy a ticket for both the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle and pay 5,50€ to visit both of them on the same day.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed.

Address

Camino de Gibralfaro, Málaga

You can take bus 35 from Paseo del Parque, which takes you up the hill it is on.

Málaga Cathedral

Here in Málaga the Cathedral is in the city center, it is a great example of Spanish Religious architecture. Its building began around 1500, but it’s never been finished and is missing the south tower.

Visiting hours

You can visit the Cathedral any day of the week.

From April to June:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 20:00

Saturdays: 10:00 – 18:00

Sundays: 14:00 – 18:30

From July to September:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 21:00

Saturdays: 10:00 – 18:30

Sundays: 14:00 – 18:30

On October:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 20:00

Saturdays: 10:00 – 18:00

Sundays: 14:00 – 18:30

From November to March:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:30

Sundays: 14:00 – 18:30

The tickets are 6€, but if you have a student ID it will be only 4€. It includes audio explaining its history.

Websites

Website one

Website two

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed.

Address

Calle Molina Lario, Málaga

 

Roman Theatre

As we’ve mentioned before, the Roman Theatre is near the Alcazaba and the Cathedral. It was built when Augustus was the Roman Emperor and for a long time, it was buried under another building. It has an information center next to it, so you can easily go there and learn about its past.

Visiting hours

You can visit Gibralfaro any day of the week.

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

Sundays and holidays: 10:00 – 16:00

The tickets are free.

It closes every Monday.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed.

Address

Calle Alacazabilla, Málaga

Museums

Since there are 40 museums in Málaga, we’ll include the ones we think are the most interesting, but you can look up the other ones here.

Picasso Museum

Everyone knows who Picasso was, but not everyone knows he was born in Málaga. He loved the city so much he made the museum himself. In the museum, there are 233 of his paintings envolving all of his artistic periods.

Visiting hours

From September to October: 10:00 – 19:00

From November to February: 10:00 – 18:00

From March to June: 10:00 – 19:00

From July to August: 10:00 – 20:00

The general admission ticket (it lets you see both the permanent and temporal collections) is 12€ (7€ with student discount)

Tickets for the permanent collection are 8€ (6€ with student discount) and the ones for temporal collections are 6,5€ (4€ with student discount)

You can buy them in advance here.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Calle San Agustín, 8, Málaga

 

Picasso’s Birthplace

This museum isn’t a big as the previous one, its main interest is the fact that Picasso was born in this house. It has 6 different rooms with exhibitions on them which tell us about Picasso’s life and family. Then there’s also an exhibition room that changes its content around two times a year.

Visiting hours

Every day from 9:30 to 20:00.

On holidays the opening times may change a little.

The Museum and temporary exhibitions only close on January 1st and December 2nd.

Admissions for students are 2€ for the birthplace museum and 2€ for the exhibition room. if you buy a combined ticket, it’ll be 2,50€.

Days when the entry is free:

Sundays from 16:00 to 20:00

February 28th

May 18th

September 27th

October 25th

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Plaza de la Merced, 15, Málaga

 

Málaga Museum

This museum combines the Fine Arts Museum and the Archeologic Museum. It is located in the Aduana Palace and has lots of pieces from excavations done by the University of Málaga. Its paintings vary from religious ones from the XVI and XVII centuries, painterly paintings from the XIX century, and more.

Visiting hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 – 21:00

Sundays and Holidays: 9:00 – 15:00

Admission is free for citizens of the EU

Admission tickets for other nationalities are 1,50€.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Plaza de la Aduana, 1, Málaga

 

Centre Pompidou

This museum has art from the last two centuries, which are renewed periodically. The Pompidou Collection is one of the most important modern and contemporary art collections in the world, so it really is a unique opportunity.

Visiting hours

Mondays and Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30 – 20:00

Closes on Tuesdays

Sundays and Holidays: 9:00 – 15:00

Tickets for students are 5,50€ if you buy the combined ticket (access to the temporary and permanent collections), 4€ to access the collection and 2,50€ to access the temporary exhibition.

You can buy them here

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Pje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, muelle 1, Málaga

 

CAC Málaga (Contemporary Art Center)

This building houses not only expositions, but also conventions, conferences, workshops, and more dedicated to Contemporary Arts. Its permanent collection is evolving constantly, and it also has temporary concessions from private collectors.

Visiting hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 – 21:30

Admission is free

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Calle Alemania, 2, Málaga

 

Russian Museum

This museum is the first of its kind in Western Europe. It has both year-long exhibitions and other temporary exhibitions, all of them showcasing Russian culture and artists.

Visiting hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30 – 20:00

It closes on Mondays

Admission for students to both the annual and temporary exhibitions is 4€.

Admission for students to the annual exhibition is 3,50€.

Admission for students to the temporary exhibition is 2,50€

You can buy the tickets here

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15, Málaga

 

Carmen Thyssen Museum

This museum is the biggest collection of Andalusian paintings from the XIX century in Spain. It is located in the Villalón Palace, in the city center. Its permanent collection has around 230 paintings, divided into four parts: old masters, Romantic and Costumbric Landscape, Preciosity and Naturalism, and End of the Century.

Visiting hours

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00

It closes on Mondays

Admission for students is 6€.

Admission on Sundays from 17:00 is free.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Calle Compañía, 10, Málaga

 

Automobile and Fashion Museum

Next to the Russian Museum, this place is unique. It goes through the artistic evolution from the XIX century in both transport and fashion. It has both haute couture pieces and exclusive restored vehicles.

Visiting hours

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00

It closes on Mondays

Admission for students is 5€.

You can buy the tickets in advance here

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15, Málaga

 

MIMMA (Interactive Music Museum)

This museum is completely interactive, its motto is “please do touch”. There are multimedia, interactive and mechanic resources that allow the visitor to establish contact with the exhibition. It is a great way to get in touch with music

Visiting hours

From October 7th to June 24th:

Mondays 10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 – 19:00

From June 25th to October 6th:

Mondays 10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:30

Admission for students is 3€.

You can buy the tickets in advance here

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, or in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Calle Beatas, 15, Málaga

 

Principia

Just like the MIMMA, Principia is an interactive museum where people are encouraged to experience as many things as possible. It is divided into three rooms: one where they make experiments, a planetary, and lastly a room with interactive exhibitions.

Visiting hours

From September 10th to June 23rd:

Monday to Friday: 9:15 – 15:00

Saturdays: 10:00 – 14:30

From June 24th to July 31st:

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 14:30

Principia closes on Sundays, holidays and August.

Tickets for students are 3€.

Website

We recommend you visit it, just in case any of this information has changed, and to check for the scheduled experiments and planetary sessions.

Address

Avenida Luis Buñuel, 6, Málaga

 

Holy Week Museum

Every Easter Spain celebrates its Holy Week. It is a religious holiday in which the story of Jesus Christ’s death is told using what we call ‘procesiones’, where people carry carvings around the city. Even if you’re not religious, the carvings are usually antiques that are interesting to see. In this museum, you can learn about the Holy Week and see how some of the ornaments are made.

Website

We recommend you visit it in case you want to learn more about the museum.

Address

Calle Muro de San Julián, 2, Málaga