A modern exterior with a historic art collection tucked inside, the Municipal Museum of Malaga houses works of art spanning the 15th to the 20th century. Its exhibits present centuries of the city’s history, from the Reconquista to the present day. Over 4,000 pieces in every medium from painting and sculpture to books and graphic art tell the region’s heritage and the city’s story. Famous artists on display include Picasso and Carlos Haes, among others.
Visiting the museum allows for a greater context as to how the city developed as well as insight into present day. Of particular interest is the collection from the 15th to the 18th centuries, during which Malaga transformed from a Moorish to a Spanish city. Local and contemporary art is also well represented, if it’s preferable to see works that are a bit more current. The building’s exterior architecture is also renowned and worth a look. The museum is included in many city walking and art-focused tours.
The museum can be found in Plaza Trujillos, at the east end of the Paseo del Parque. Several city bus lines will take you there, and the nearest parking is at Plaza de la Marina. It is open daily except for Mondays, the exhibits have no admission cost but are better understood with the explanation of an accompanying guide.