Museum of Municipal Heritage

Museo del Patrimonio Municipal

Malaga City Heritage Museum

The Museo del Patrimonio Municipalin Malaga (CityHeritage Museum, known as MUPAM) opened in 2007 and includes historic artefacts, documents, and works of art, both paintings and sculptures.

The museum is located at the east end of the Paseo del Parque in Plaza Trujillos, at the foot of the Coracha near the road tunnel. The modern-looking glass-fronted building on five floors was formerly a Guardia Civil headquarters.

The basis of the museum is the 4,000-piece municipal collection held by Malaga Town Hall. 

The Museo del Patrimonio Municipal is arranged in chronological order, starting from lower floors and moving upwards, and includes a number of distinct themes. It is not a comprehensive guide to the archaeology or history of Malaga City.You can see ten curated sections spread over three exhibition floors, with about 90 works. 


Room 1 - 15th to 18th Century
The development of the coat of arms of Malaga.
The Evolution of the City section features historic drawings of Malaga in Moorish times and a large-scale 1791 map by Carrion de Mula, which clearly shows the river, Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, and the Cathedral. You can see how the port and seashore come right up to the Corcha wall, as can be seen in an 1878 painting. The Alhameda exists in 1791 and there is a fort at its river end. Plaza de la Merced exists but Calle Larios does not,  nor does Avenida de Andalucia or Paseo del Parque.        .    

In the War and Defence section the story of the Battle of Malaga (1704) who took place at sea is explained.

Room 2 - 19th Century
This is mainly paintings from the 19th Century outlining the origins of the collection, including a series Los Cenacheros- Malaga street vendors.  Royal Figures, History and Customs includes El Alegato (a large oil painting) by Bernardo Ferrandiz, which is an eye-catching social critique of the court of King Fernando VII.  You can also see the decapitation of San Pablo by Enrique Simonet. Malaga at Sea including Horacio Lengo, and Floral Still life, and Festivities during the Belle Epoque which features Malaga Feria (which started in 1887) posters from 1895 to 1925 which show the ladies' fashion, as well as two dresses on display.

Room 3 - 20th and 21st Century
This contemporary section includes a selection of pottery hand-painted by Picasso, plus The Origins of the Plastic Revival in Malaga with works by the Generation of 1950. A section of strange botanical paintings of plants is called Surreal Eroticism. There are also some contemporary sculptures.



The museum also holds high quality temporary exhibitions, usually two at a time by local Malaga artists.

There is small shop, a cafeteria and a library.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday          
Winter 10.00-14.00 and 17.00 - 20.00
Summer 10.00 - 14.00 and 18.00 - 21.00
Closed Monday, 25 December, 1 and 6 January   

Entrance fees: Free

Paseo de Reding 1, 29014 Malaga

There is an entrance at street level at Paseo de Reding 1 and a higher one with direct access to the paths from the Alcazaba that cross the Corocha.  Tel: 951 928710  

Nearest Parking Plaza de la Marina
Bus routes: A, 1,3,4,11,14,16,19,25,32,33,34,35,37,41,42


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