16 Jan Malaga, City of Museums

In recent years, Malaga has become a City of Museums. It has 36 and most of them are located in the Historic Center, which makes it one of the cities with the highest density of museums in its old town.

One of the best known is the Museum of Malaga, a state institution that is managed by the Junta de Andalucía, which is the result of the union of two old provincial museums: the Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museum. It has more than 15,000 archeology funds and an art collection of 2,000 works from the 15th century to contemporary art.

Also very important is the Picasso Museum in Malaga, which houses a Permanent Collection that shows eight decades of work by Pablo Picasso, born in the Costa del Sol capital in 1881. This collection transports the rigor and creative capacity of an essential artist to understand the history of Western art. The collection has 233 works that make a journey through 80 years of work of the painter from Malaga from 1892 to 1972.

The Center Pompidou Málaga is the first that the Parisian art center located outside of France. Located very close to the many cultural and tourist attractions of the city, its proposal is based on five themes: the metamorphosis, the body in pieces, the body politic, self-portraits and the faceless man, and artists of the stature of Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Constantin Brâncuşi, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Hélion, Frida Kahlo, Fernand Léger, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies, Jean Tinguely and Kees Van Dongen.

The center of the Collection of the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / Malaga exhibits works ranging from icons of Byzantine inspiration to socialist realism of the Soviet era, with names of universal fame, Russian and Soviet art, such as Repin, Kandinsky, Tatlin, Rodchenko or Chagall, to other authors that will be a discovery for visitors.

Another of the essential museums is the Carmen Thyssen Málaga, which is a sample of the most complete 19th-century Andalusian painting that currently exists in Spain. The permanent collection consists of 230 works, which brilliantly traverse the art of the 19th century Spanish.

More information: http://www.malagaturismo.com/en/sections/museums/17