In our Free Tour through the Museum of Malaga, discover the origin of this city on the Costa del Sol, we will unravel the history.
What is a Free Tour?
It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.
Things to do Malaga Museum Free Tour
Malaga is known as the "City of museums" but without a doubt, one of the most important to know the long history of the city and province since prehistoric times is without a doubt the Museum of Malaga, also known as "the Customs Museum ”In memory of the origin of the beautiful building where it is housed, settled on an area where the Phoenician settlement that was the origin of Malaga was already located, a strategic place due to its connection with the port and which, coinciding with the commercial splendor of the city in In the 18th century, he was chosen to establish the New Royal Customs building.
It is the fifth largest art gallery in Spain with more than 15,000 archaeological pieces and 2,000 references to Fine Arts. The exhibition begins its journey by explaining the context of Malaga in the 19th century, with an outstanding economic development thanks to the industry and the active commerce of the port and the consolidation of a new bourgeois social class, a liberal character and in contact with European fashions and trends. .
In this context, the Museum of Malaga recounts how two collections were set up. On the one hand, a private one of archaeological objects: the Loringiana collection of the Marquises of Casa Loring in their farm and garden in La Concepción. The other, of works of art and public ownership, the result of the work of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Telmo in the collection and custody of movable property from the confiscation. Years later, both collections will give rise to two provincial museums in the city that will eventually converge in the current Museum of Malaga.
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Super safe route! COVID-19 efforts
Our route takes the recommendations and key considerations of security and protection against Coronavirus.
Is the interior of the monuments visited?
Exterior and interior of most named sites
Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?