Top 11 Best Museums in Costa del Sol inc. Malaga

Costa del Sol has great museums for art and culture lovers. Different forms of art may be experienced in the many great museums on the Costa del Sol. Malaga of course has the best museums in the region.

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The region is home to several fascinating museums that offer a glimpse into the rich history and art of Spain.

Picasso Archaeological Museum – in Malaga

The Picasso Museum Malaga is one of the most famous museums in the region. The museum is housed in a beautiful 16th-century palace and features an extensive collection of works by the legendary artist Pablo Picasso.

The museum has over 200 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings.

  • Address: Palacio de Buenavista C/ San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga
  • Tel: +34 952 12 76 00

Cathedral Museum – in Malaga

Hosts a selection of pictorial and sculptural heritage, with important works by Pedro de Mena and Jose Ribera, amongst others.
Address: Calle Molina Lario, 9. Interior de la Catedral de Málaga, 29015 Málaga
Tel: +34 952 220 345

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The Museum of Malaga

The Museum of Malaga is a fascinating museum that showcases the history and culture of the region. The museum is housed in a stunning 18th-century building and features a collection of over 15,000 artifacts. The collection includes pieces from prehistoric times to the modern era.

Popular Arts & Traditions Museum – in Malaga

The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is located in the charming town of Estepona and is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the region. The museum features a collection of traditional costumes, musical instruments, and other artifacts.

  • Address: Pasillo Santa Isabel, 10, 29005 Málaga
  • Tel: +34 952 21 71 37

Holy Week Museum – Museum Semana Santa – in Malaga

Dedicated to the history, heritage and evolution of Málaga Holy Week…
Address: Calle Muro de san Julián, 2, 29008 Málaga
Tel: +34 952 210 400

Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Art Museum – in Benalmadena

Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Art Museum houses an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian art from ancient civilizations of Mexico, Central America, and South America. The museum was founded by Felipe Orlando, a passionate collector of Pre-Columbian art who spent decades traveling to remote regions of Latin America to acquire these priceless artifacts.

The museum’s collection includes an array of fascinating artifacts such as pottery, sculptures, jewelry, masks, and other decorative objects that reflect the diversity and creativity of ancient Pre-Columbian cultures. The museum is known for its meticulous attention to detail and its commitment to preserving the cultural heritage of these ancient civilizations.

The Museum of the Antequera Town – in Antequera

The museum is the Municipal Archaeological Museum of Antequera and shows the history of the “Antequera’s Lands” with many permanent exhibitions.
Address: Palacio de Nájera, Plaza del Coso Viejo, Antequera, Malaga
Tel: +34 952 70 83 00

Bullfighting Museum – in Antequera

Located on the top floor of the Bullring of Antequera with lovely collections.
Address: Plaza de Toros, Zip Code 29200, Antequera, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 70 07 26

Lara Museum – in Ronda

Clocks (18th century), Weapons 17th century), Scientific Instruments, Archaeology, Wine cellars (18th century), Collection of knives and catapults, Art of bullfighting (Tauromachy), History of cinema and photography
Address: C/. Armiñán, 29400 RONDA, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 871 263


Bullfighting Museum – in Ronda

Oil paintings, Engravings, illustrations, lithographs, documents, books, Bullfighter’s dresses, Elements and bullfighting’s tools, Didactic boards
Address: C/ Virgen de la Paz 15, 29400 Ronda, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 871 539

Archaeological Museum of cave of Nerja – in Nerja

The museum is located next to the famous Nerja Caves and features exhibits that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region. The museum is home to a vast collection of archaeological artifacts that date back to prehistoric times, including ceramics, tools, and cave paintings. Visitors can learn about the various cultures that inhabited the area throughout history, such as the Phoenicians, Romans, and Moors.

One of the highlights of the museum is the replica of the skull of a Neanderthal man, which was discovered in the caves. The skull is a significant find and provides insight into the lives of our early ancestors.

The museum also offers guided tours that provide visitors with a more in-depth understanding of the exhibits and the history of the area. These tours are available in various languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.

Visitors to the Archaeological Museum of the Cave of Nerja can also explore the nearby Nerja Caves, which are a series of underground caverns that are home to some of the world’s most extensive stalactite and stalagmite formations. The caves are an awe-inspiring natural wonder and a must-see for anyone visiting the region.

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