Museums

Museums

The Ifergan Collection enables us to perceive history through all our senses. It is one of the most important archaeological private collections in the world, inviting us to travel in time by contemplating pieces from the mythical Mesopotamia to the birth of Islam, through Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia and Byzantium.

The Museo de Málaga, which was actually constituted in 1973, opened on 12 December 2016 in the impressive Palacio de la Aduana. It has brought 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 museum houses 100 pieces dating from the 15th to 20th centuries specially selected for Málaga, as well as two temporary exhibitions each year. The works come from the Russian State Museum's collection in St Petersburg covering every period of Russian art. This is the first museum to house paintings from the museum in Russia.

Opened on 28 March 2015, the Pop-Up Pompidou is housed in El Cubo, a cuboid glass structure in Malaga port, and buildings next to it. It received 76 thousand visitors in the first three months. The 6000m2 centre has 80 works, with two or three annual exhibitions lasting 3-6 months during the next five years.

The Málaga Airport Museum is worth a visit whether you love airplanes, airports, local history or simply getting a glimpse inside a project 100% made-in-Málaga by a group of passionate, "Friends of the Museum" who are always dreaming up new exhibits and restoring new artifacts for display.

This religious museum is housed in the Casa de Hermandad (House of Brotherhood) and boasts impressive exhibitions of the processional thrones and canopies. There are also two further exhibition rooms that display objects and robes of the Brotherhood, and other processional accessories.

Located in the heart of the historical artistic district of Málaga, this religious museum showcases the thrones and other processional accessories, such as crucifixes, of the Cofradía de Estudiantes (Brotherhood of Students). There is also a room for religious teachings.

A museum showcasing the history of and objects relating to the Cofradía de la Esperanza (Brotherhood of Hope). On display are the processional accessories and thrones of the Brotherhood, as well as the magnificent 400 m² mural by Rodriguez-Acosta, the "Retablo de la Pasión.

Run by the Peña Juan Breva, a foundation for those associated to Flamenco in Malaga, houses an impressive collection of over 5000 pieces. Included in this is a collection of more than 2500 records of Flamenco music dating back to the 19th century, one of the most important collections of its kind in Spain.

Located in the area of La Victoria just 500 metres away from the Plaza de Merced, the Basiclica of Santa Maria is one of the oldest in the city, with origins dating back to the year 1487.