Museo de Málaga

Palacio de la Aduana © TYK / Wikimedia
Palacio de la Aduana © TYK / Wikimedia

Málaga Museum - Museo de Málaga

The Museo de Málaga, was constituted in 1973 and opened on 12 December 2016 in the impressive Palacio de la Aduana. It brings together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts) and Museo Arqueológico Provincial.

Málaga now joins Almería, Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén in having a "provincial museum" in their respective capital cities; while Seville, Córdoba and Granada have separate fine arts and archaeological museums.  

The 18,000 square metre museum has eight rooms, the first five dedicated to archaeology and the other three to fine arts. There are just over 2,000 pieces in the fine arts collection and more than 15,000 in the archaeology collection.of the Museum

Museum History

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Palacio de la Aduana

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Málaga Museum Rooms Guide

Rooms 1 & 2 - Loringiana Collection

  • Thoracata - Roman statue of a military figure draped in a blanket,second century AD.
  • Busto Femenino - White marble bust of a lady found in Curriana, possibly a god, as her hair is similar to Venus Capitolin.

Room 3 - Prehistoric to Phoenicians

  • Venus de Benaoján - Ceramic piece found in Cueva de la Pileta.
  • Neandertal - Jawbone of a female Neanderthal between 20 and 30 years old found in Cueva del Boquete in Zafarraya.
  • Hipogeo - Reconstruction of a Punic tomb found in Calle Marmoles.
  • Escarabeo de Oro - Valuable gold piece found in the 2012 excavation of a Phoenician burial site in Calle Jinetes.

Rooms 4 & 5 - Roman to Al-Andalus

  • Jarra - Ceramic jar made with dry chord technique, 13th century.
  • Cabeza de Baco - Bronze piece of an adolescent, in Greek style but from Roman times.
  • Ataifor de la Nao - Ceramic piece of great value, due to painting of sailboat on inside curve.
  • Estela - Green glass funeral piece from Nasrid times.
  • Nacimiento de Venus (Birth of Venus) - Six metre square, second century AD mosaic which has just been restored.

Room 6 - Early Art Collection

  • Dolorosa - Sculpture by Pedro de Mena that shows 17th century suffering.
  • Ecce Homo y Dolorosa - Dramatic scene painted in oils by Luis de Morales, 16th century.
  • Adoración de losPastores (Adoration of the Shepherds) - by Antonio del Castillo, 17th century.

Room 7 - 19th Century Paintings

  • Ecos de Roncesvalles - Antonio Muñoz Degraín donated his collection to the Museo de Bellas Artes.
  • ¡Y Tenía Corazón! (And He Had a Heart!) - Emblem oil painting by Enrique Simonet, 1890.
  • Mi Madre (My Mother) - Sculpture by Enrique Marín Higuero.
  • Después de la Corrida (After the Bullfight) - By José Denis Belgrano, painting the scene in the Mesón de la Victoria (now Museo de Artes Populares) 17th century lodging.

Room 8 - 20th Century Paintings

  • Paisaje con Bueyes y Carro (Scene of Oxen and Carts) - By José Moreno Villa, 1930.
  • Pareja Tomando el Sol (Sunbathing Couple) - Stone sculpture by Elena Laverón, 1970s tribute totourists.
  • La Tauromaquia (Bullfighting) - Water colour series that follows the rhythm of a bullfight, by Sabartés, 1957.

Practical Info

Opening hours

WINTER (16 September to 15 June)
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 20:00.
Sundays and holidays: 9:00 to 15:00
Mondays closed

SUMMER (16 June to 15 September)
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 21:00 hrs
Sunday: 9:00 to 15:00 hrs
Mondays closed
The museum opens on holidays, including local ones, with the exception of 1 and 6 January, 1 May,  24, 25 and 31 December.

Following complaints in 2017 the museum is now open in the afternoons in the summer. 




Free for EU citizens, 1.50 euro for others


Palacio de la Aduana, 29015 Malaga. Tel 951 911 904  - [email protected]


Palacio de la Aduana, Plaza de la Aduana s/n, Calle Cortina del Muelle, near Paseo del Parque.


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