Free things to do in Malaga: Museums and Monuments

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Free things to do in Malaga: museums and monuments

In Malaga there are more then 30 museums, most of them concentrated in the historic quarter, making Malaga a true City of Museums. Visiting all can during your stay be a fun and entertaining challenge and it doesn’t have to be expensive! From this article you will learn how to save more than 66 euros by visiting every museum free, so when you completed your challenge, you can invite yourself to a nice dinner from the money you saved. Are you ready? Then let’s start with the…

Málaga Cathedral

The Cathedral of Malaga is a mixture of different architectural styles: Gothic plan, Renaissance elevation and Baroque front. Among its works of art, the Sillería del Coro, by Pedro de Mena, stands out. It is known by the nickname of ‘La Manquita’ (the one-armed lady) because its South tower is unfinished.

Cathedral of Malaga

Schedule: from 10 am to 8 pm from Monday to Friday (from 10 am to 9 pm from June to September and from 10 am to 6.30 pm from November to March), from 10 am to 6.30 pm on Saturdays and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm on Sundays.

Standard ticket: 6 €

Free entry: from 9 am to 10 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle

The old palace fortress, whose name in Arabic translates as citadel is one of the most visited historical monuments in the city. Of great military importance, it is situated at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro where the defensive Arab Castle is located, to which it was joined by a corridor protected by walls. Although it was used by Phoenicians and Romans, it was the Nazarite king Yusuf I who turned this settlement into a fortress in 1340.

Schedule: from 9 am to 8 pm from April to October and from 9 am to 6 pm from November to March

Standard ticket: 3,35 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 2 pm

Viewpoint of Gibralfaro

If you walk up one of the streets surrounding the Alcazaba, you will reach the path that leads up to the Mirador de Gibralfaro. One of the best points to contemplate the panoramic views of the city.

Schedule: Free access

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Roman Theatre of Malaga

At the foot of the Alcazaba is the Roman Theatre of Malaga, built in the time of Augustus, was used until the third century. It remained hidden for centuries until its ruins were discovered during remodelling works.

Schedule: from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Concepción Botanical-Historical Garden

Taking a quiet walk through this magnificent botanical garden enjoying the vegetation and relaxing with the sound of the water from its fountains is an experience not to be missed.

Botanical Garden of Malaga

Schedule: from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm from April to September and from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm from October to March

Standard ticket: 5,20 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (from October to March) or from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm (from April to September)

Picasso Museum of Malaga

Located in the Buenavista Palace, in one of the most beautiful streets of the historic centre of the city, is the most visited museum. It has a permanent collection on loan from the artist’s heirs, which is complemented by temporary exhibitions linked to the painter from Málaga.

Picasso Museum of Malaga

Schedule: every day from 10 am to 7 pm (from 10 am to 8 pm from July to August and from 10 am to 6 pm from November to February

Standard ticket: 12 €

Free entry: on Sundays during the last two opening hours of the museum

Picasso’s Birthplace

The Picasso Birthplace, located in the Plaza de la Merced in Malaga, has become a museum much visited by lovers of Picasso that hosts exhibitions and numerous educational activities.

Schedule: every day from 9.30 am to 8 pm

Standard ticket: 4 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 4 pm

Contemporary Art Centre of Malaga

The main objective of the CAC Málaga is to promote the most contemporary plastic arts. It is an excellent contemporary art centre whose temporary exhibitions are home to high-quality international artists. In addition, this museum makes a great bet for the diffusion of local and national artists.

Contemporary Art Center of Malaga

Schedule: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm (from the 22nd June to the 7th September: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 9 pm)

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Museum of Malaga

Located in the Palacio de la Aduana, it houses the largest collection of archaeological and artistic objects in the province of Malaga. Through the rooms of this museum, we make a tour that takes us from prehistory to contemporary painting related to Malaga.

Schedule: from 9 am to 9 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 9 am to 3 pm on Sundays

Standard ticket: 1,50 €

Free entry: Always for UE citizens

Pompidou Centre in Malaga

The first Pompidou Centre headquarters in Spain, it offers a journey through the art of the 20th and 21st centuries with works by leading international artists.

Schedule: from 9.30 am to 8 pm  (closed on Tuesdays)

Standard ticket: 9 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 4 pm

Jorge Rando Museum

This is a young museum that brings us closer to expressionism through the work of Malaga artist Jorge Rando.

Schedule: from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm (from June to September: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm)

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Collection of the Russian Museum of Malaga

This headquarters of the Russian State Museum, located in the building of the Old Tabacalera, offers the opportunity to see works by Russian artists of reference such as Chagall. It also hosts temporary exhibitions related to Russian art.

Schedule: from 9.30 am to 8 pm (closed on Mondays)

Standard ticket: 8 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 4 pm

Revello de Toro Museum

Very picturesque museum, in which was home workshop of the great Baroque artist from Granada Pedro de Mena. The artworks of the Malaga painter Revello de Toro are displayed in the different rooms, managing to reconcile the past and the present in a charming building that invites us to commemorate two different periods of art in Malaga.

Schedule: from 10 am to 8 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 10 am to 2 pm on Sundays

Standard ticket: 2,50 €

Free entry: on Sundays

Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga

Located in the Palacio de Villalón, a jewel of 18th-century Malaga architecture, the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga houses a permanent collection that reviews 19th and 20th-century Spanish and Andalusian painting.

Thyssen Museum of Malaga

Schedule: from 10 am to 8 pm  (closed on Mondays)

Standard ticket: 6 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 5 pm

Municipal Heritage Museum

The MUPAM or Municipal Heritage Museum is located in the area known as La Coracha and hosts a good sample of Malaga art, especially from the nineteenth century. It also houses interesting temporary exhibitions.

Schedule: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm (from 15th June to 15th September: from 10 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 9 pm

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Malaga Aeronautical Museum

The airplanes are not only seen, they are touched. Located in the old terminal of Malaga airport is a very interesting educational museum that shows the exterior and interior of different aeroplanes, allows you to see a black box inside, observe different aircraft elements, and so on. It is a museum that is not usually in the city guides but is worth visiting.

Schedule: from 10 am to 2 pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays

Standard ticket: Free

Free entry: Always

Malaga Automobile and Fashion Museum

This museum exhibits an extraordinary private collection that shows the artistic evolution since the end of the 19th century. Almost a hundred restored vehicles and more than 200 haute couture pieces are on display.

Automobile and Fashion Museum of Malaga

Schedule: every day from 10 am to 7 pm

Standard ticket: 8,50 €

Free entry: on Sundays from 4 pm

 

In addition to these schedules with free admission for everyone, in many of the museums and monuments children under a certain age, the unemployed and other groups also have special discounts. For that reason, it is advisable to consult it at the ticket office before paying.

Whether you are just visiting Malaga or you are an expat living in Malaga, this list will help you save a few euros while still enjoying the cultural alternatives this city has to offer. Enjoy it!

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