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Museum House of Dolls

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Address: Calle Alamos 32, 29012 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 21 00 82

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I loved it! Enthousiasm of the owner is inspiring.

This small museum in an old and atmospheric house is a gem. You have to ring the door bell to get in and it does help when you speak a few words of Spanish since the lady who owns... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2013
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Marbella, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a charming place with dolls and houses collected by and repaired and in some cases built by the ladies who run the museum. I went with friends and was pleased that their husbands also enjoyed the exhibits. I recommend this small museum to everyone. It is situated not far from the original Picasso house and is set among... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I would like to tell tourists that this museum has closed permanently this summer because the owner has retired. It was a private museum without any government funding, which did not help the museum. Please do not waste your time trying to see it.

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11 Thank BennyMalaga
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We made this our first sight to visit as my daughter really wanted to visit the museum. After we had difficulty in finding it we were told it was shut. With my limited Spanish I couldn't understand the museum owner when it would reopen or if would reopen at all but there appeared to be building works outside. Basically it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Nestled in one of Malaga's oldest historic quarters just a few blocks from the Picasso Museum and Plaza de la Merced (under which there is convenient parking) is this hidden treasure. As a lover of history and architecture, I learned a lot from these antique, large dollhouses that are miniature replicas of how people used to live in various regions... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

This small museum in an old and atmospheric house is a gem. You have to ring the door bell to get in and it does help when you speak a few words of Spanish since the lady who owns this places gets excited and starts telling everything and anything you ever wanted to know about dollhouses, miniatures, architecture and decoration... More 

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Campanillas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Tucked away in a street leading into the Plaza de la Merced, this museum is housed in an old Malagueño building, which itself is worth viewing. The collection itself is eclectic and quirky, and has many fine examples of toys obviously once treasured by their owners.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

This museum has very few visitors, which is a pity because it is a different type of museum showing doll houses and their furnishings over the ages. One can learn very much by looking at these doll houses and this is not just for doll fanciers. It is really a wonderful museum

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Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

You cannot miss this museum which shows in miniature the houses and way of living of people in S.XIX. Just next to Picasso Museum, easy to visit, you will get a nice and real view about how people used to live in South Spain in S.XIX and XX. Dressing, forniture, and houses, through small replicas. It also shown small houses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

The museum was a lovely private collection of doll houses and dolls from different parts of Spain and eras.They were lovely to see..but I did feel however that 5 Euros was quite a bit to pay for this Museum considering its only entrance level and second floor.You can see it in 20 minutes time unless you want to examine every... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

This museum has about 50 doll houses that show how houses looked like in Spain during different time periods. The earliest is a house from Cadiz that dates from the early 19th century. The collection has houses that date to 1950. There are houses from Granada, Madrid, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cordoba, Asturias, Palma de Mallorca, Jaen, Valencia, as well as... More 

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