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Malaga City - Fact 5


Malaga city, an art-lover´s paradise. © Michelle Chaplow
Malaga city, an art-lover´s paradise.

Malaga´s astonishing reinvention of itself, from stopping-off point for beachgoers to artistic mecca of southern Spain, has been triggered by the Picasso museum (see Fact 1) and followed up by the  Centro de Arte Contemporaneo (CAC) de Malaga, Malaga´s Tate Modern. This has temporary exhibitions by cutting-edge international artists, such as Louise Bourgeois and Robert Mapplethorpe, as well as showing both up-and-coming and established Spanish artists (Chema Cobo), and a permanent collection.

Another major cultural project, which cemented the city´s place on the international art tourism map. The multi-million-euro Museo Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza, a smaller version of Madrid´s, houses over 200 Spanish paintings, including works by 18th and 19th-century artists such as Zuloaga, Goya and Sorolla, as well as modern works by Juan Gris and Saura.

Malaga is indeed museum city  you will be spoilt for choice.