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Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

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Neighbourhood: Centro
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Address: Pasillo Santa Isabel 10, 29005 Malaga, Spain
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+34 952 21 71 37
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Interesting museum located on the river bank

For us visiting this museum felt like we were invited in a Malaga household revived from past century (or even earlier). The house itself is beautiful and allows various types of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us visiting this museum felt like we were invited in a Malaga household revived from past century (or even earlier). The house itself is beautiful and allows various types of exhibits to be displayed in their natural environment. In a wish to display as many beautiful objects as possible, sometimes the effect is of over-crowded spaces, but somehow still... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest museums of popular arts and culture that I have been to. The building is charming and the displays are fascinating with excellent explanations with translations into English. It is also reasonably priced which is a bonus.

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Hesse, Germany
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This museum is a journey through time. It is necessary for the recent generation to know how different life and all the circumstances have been. It is important not to take our luxury life of nowadays as natural. This museum keeps the memories alive.

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Thank Birgül D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is an oasis and feels tucked away but is very accessible. The entry is reasonably priced and the collection is beautifully curated. Spread over several floors in a lovely building, each corner holds a vignette of life, work or leisure in different settings and times. The exhibits are fascinating and, whilst this is not an interactive space, it feels... More 

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Thank KAG1961
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very well demonstration of the Malaga Pasada. Enjoyed the "salles" with the different professions etc. Recomendation to go............for only €3,-

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Thank Erik V
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice straight walk up by riverside from CAC or so I thought. Roadworks sort of messed up the route so had to ask for directions a couple of times. Lovely old building , beautifully restored with 18 rooms of exhibits on life in Malaga in times gone by. Patio to sit and relax and absorb the atmosphere. A 19th century... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I spent two fascinating hours in this little museum on my last morning in Malaga because it was raining, but it was so interesting that it turned out to be one of the highlights of my stay. The museum gives an insight into life in Malaga in the past with beautiful costumes, posters, reconstructions of an oil press, wine press... More 

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Sheffield
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A fascinating look at all sorts of Malaga's history with really good exhibits and explanations. Doesn't seem to attract a lot of tourists, which is a shame.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you have plenty of time and want to see all museums then go also to this one. There were not explanations of almost anything and it was more like a deposit of old stuff all put together. I was expecting better. 4 euro entrance is too much for this museum in Spanish standards. Kids were annoyed. You are not... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This museum, housed in an old inn with central courtyard, houses an excellent collection of tools, kitchen equipment, clothing and ephemera from Malaga's history. If it seems slightly haphazard, that's because lives are. We were fascinated by some of the religious artefacts, and loved the posters. The museum covers probably two hundred years of popular culture - there are parallels... More 

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