Glass and Crystal Museum of Málaga

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The Glass and Crystal Museum of Málaga opened in September 2009. It is a museum of decorative arts with guided tours, featuring a collection of 3,000 pieces spread across its 900 m2 exhibition space.

Where is the Glass and Crystal Museum of Málaga located? The building.

The Glass and Crystal Museum is housed in an 18th-century three-story building known as the former Posada de San Felipe Neri, located in the artisans’ neighborhood of Málaga. It spans approximately 900 m2.

The building’s facade showcases extraordinary paintings and frescoes characteristic of the mid-18th-century Baroque period. Inside, a large central courtyard with black marble columns is surrounded by three exhibition rooms where visitors can admire the stained glass windows. The museum also features a small garden and tiled stairs that lead to the upper floor, where the rooms are chronologically arranged and restored to provide ample natural light.

Currently, the museum is expanding into an adjacent plot, where excavations have uncovered 17th-century pottery kilns.

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Exhibition at the Museum

The Collection of the Museum

The Glass and Crystal Museum boasts 16 exhibition rooms, typically displaying around 1,000 pieces of its 3,000-piece collection, with the rest in constant rotation.

In addition to glass and crystal, the museum houses paintings, furniture, and other decorative objects from various historical periods and cultures. The furniture, lamps, mirrors, carpets, and tapestries showcase the history of different eras in each of the rooms.

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Glass and Crystal Museum of Málaga

Glass and crystal pieces from ancient Greek and Roman cultures, as well as Byzantine, Egyptian, Phoenician, medieval, and even 11th and 12th-century Iranian glass, Venetian and Catalan crystal, and 19th and early 20th-century English stained glass can be found in the museum, spanning from the 6th century BC to the present day.

The entire collection is displayed in different rooms, divided by periods from the 18th century to the present.

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Interior of the Glass and Crystal Museum of Málaga

Contact Information

Address: Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2 Málaga (Opposite the Church of San Felipe Neri)

Phone: 952 220 271

More information: http://www.museovidrioycristalmalaga.com

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.

Guided tours available in Spanish, English, French, and Italian.

How to Get to the Glass and Crystal Museum in Málaga?

There are several options to reach the museum:

Public transportation: You can use the public transportation system in Málaga to reach the museum. Several bus lines have stops near the Glass and Crystal Museum. You can also use the metro service, with the nearest metro station, La Marina, just a short walk away from the museum.

By car: If you prefer to drive, please note that the center of Málaga may have narrow streets and limited parking. However, there are several public parking facilities near the Glass and Crystal Museum where you can leave your vehicle.

On foot: If you are in the center of Málaga, a convenient option is to walk to the Museum. Follow the signs to Calle Gaona, where the museum is located.

Taxi: If you prefer a faster and more convenient option, you can take a taxi to the Glass and Crystal Museum. Taxis are available at various locations in the city and can take you directly to the museum.