Museo Arqueológico - Museo de Arte Precolombino Felipe Orlando
Felipe Orlando-García Murciano, the prestigious Anthropologist and artist, who died in April 2001 at the age of 90, inherited a collection of pre-Columbian relics from his grandfather.
In 1968 he donated his collection of 137 historic objects to the Benalmadena Town Hall, under the proviso that they build a museum to house the precious pieces and appoint him honorary director and curator for life.
In February 1970, Sr. Orlando donated a further 138 pieces from Honduras, Costa Rica and Santo Domingo, bringing the exhibited collection up to a total of 275 pieces. Soon after, Manuel Jiménez Gómez, Ernesto García Herrera Reboull and Bernadé Fernández Canivell, also donated a further collection of historical archaeological relics, attracting many more visitor to the archaeological museum.
The museum is of great archaeological importance. It has one of the best collection from South and Central America, from before the time of Christopher Columbus, in Europe.
Entrance is Free
Information is in English, Spanish, French and German.
Tel (+34) 952 448 593
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 09:30 - 13:30 and 17:00 - 19:00
Sunday: 10.00 to 14.00
Avda.Juan Peralta, 43, Benalmadena Pueblo