Ars Málaga


Worth visiting for the building alone, a grand bishop's palace opposite the cathedral with an imposing portico, intricate tile work and head-tilting frescoes. The art on display in the museum is split between religious work and a collection of old African coins; there are also some temporary exhibitions.

Entrance can be included on your cathedral ticket.

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1. Catedral de Málaga

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Málaga’s elaborate cathedral was started in the 16th century on the site of the former mosque. Of the mosque, only the Patio de los Naranjos survives, a…

2. Museo Revello de Toro

0.11 MILES

Showcases the work of 20th-century Málaga artist Félix Revello de Toro (b 1926) in a 17th-century mansion that was once the workshop of religious sculptor…

3. Museo Picasso Málaga

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4. Museo Carmen Thyssen

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Located in an aesthetically renovated 16th-century palace in the heart of the city’s former Moorish quarter, this extensive collection concentrates on…

5. Museo de Málaga

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Spread out over two floors in Málaga’s neoclassical Palacio de Aduana, this vast, newly renovated museum houses art and archaeological collections. The…

6. Museo de Arte Flamenco


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7. Teatro Romano


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