Museo de Malaga, Malaga

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The Museo de Málaga is a museum in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. Formed in 1973, it brought together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts), born in 1913, and Museo Arqueológico Provincial (Provincial Archeological Museum), born in 1947. As of 2010, the museum remains institutionally divided into two "sections" corresponding to the older museums. There are slightly over 2,000 pieces in the Fine Arts collection and over 15,000 in the Archeology collection. The museum opened to the public in December 2016, becoming the biggest museum in Andalusia and the 5th in Spain.Fine Arts sectionThe Fine Arts section has its origin in the Royal Decree of 24 July 1913 that encouraged the Ministry of Public Instruction to establish provincial fine arts museums in those provincial capitals that did not yet have such an institution. Málaga's Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Telmo ("San Telmo Royal Academy of Fine Arts") had long wished to create such and institution. The Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes was founded 3 February 1915 and opened its doors in a temporary location in the Calle Pedro de Toledo 17 August 1916. In 1920 it moved to the former Jesuit college of San Sebastián, which also housed the Academy and a school of fine arts. It moved to the Buenavista Palace in 1961, but had to leave that facility in 1997 when the Andalusian Autonomous Government bought the palace to convert it into the Museo Picasso Málaga. At that time the Fine Arts section moved to the Palacio de la Aduana, where temporary exhibitions have been held.
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  • Located in the heart of the city, this amazing historical museo is a must visit for anyone visiting Malaga. Shows a lot about the history of this lovely town 
    Located in the heart of the city, this amazing historical museo is a must visit for anyone visiting Malaga. Shows a lot about the history of this lovely town  more »
  • if you want to know more about what made malaga what it is, this is a must. quite enjoyable and very well explained and easy-going. 
    if you want to know more about what made malaga what it is, this is a must. quite enjoyable and very well explained and easy-going.  more »
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  • Very interesting exhibition and history of the city. I particularly loved the artworks. Roman exhibits and lots of pottery through the ages. Beautiful building. Free entry for EU citizens. Locker facilities. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Whilst it's a lovely building and only €1.50 entrance fee for non EU, it wasn't really for me. However I am sure many have enjoyed it and many will. Worth a look.

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