Cultural Walking Tour in Malaga (Self Guided), Malaga

Malaga is a radiant city which strives to promote its rich culture and tradition through various means. Theatres, cultural centres, museums and contemporary galleries are the city’s most prominent attractions that are indeed worth a visit and will be helpful in your cultural enrichment. Take the following walking tour to fall in love with Malaga’s way of life and maybe, embrace a new culture.
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Guide Name: Cultural Walking Tour in Malaga
Guide Location: Spain » Malaga (See other walking tours in Malaga)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: HelenF
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Teatro Cánovas

1) Teatro Cánovas

The Teatro Cánovas is situated on the hill of El Ejido, in the Centro district. It was opened in 1991; since 2005 it is managed by the Consejería de Cultura de la Junta de Andalucía. In January 2008, the Teatro Cánovas’ stage space expands with the addition of the Sala Gades, which is seen as a way to increase the cultural offer provided by the theater. Today, its annual program’s highlights are: the Cycle of Theater and Dance, Pop Rock Cycle, Cycle of Contemporary Music, the Cycle Flamenco Viene del Sur and the Festival Theater with Puppets, Object and Visual.
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Centro Cultural Provincial

2) Centro Cultural Provincial

Centro Cultural Provincial is located in what was once the Casa de Expósitos, created by the carpenters’ union in 1573. In 1983, the Provincial Deputation of Málaga created in this place a centre for the study of the generation of 27, which in 1995 would be expanded to house a cultural centre. The center’s total surface is about 3,000 m², divided between four floors. Communication between the 18th century building and the new construction is done through some stairs made of metal and wood. Facilities include three libraries (one devoted exclusively to the generation of 27), an auditorium with 300 seats, an historical archive and two exhibition halls.
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Museo del Vidrio y Cristal

3) Museo del Vidrio y Cristal (must see)

The Museum of Glass and Crystal in Malaga has a private collection of over 3,000 glass and crystal objects, although only 1,000 exhibits are showcased at a given time. The owner of the museum is Gonzales Fernandez Pietro, a Malaga resident with a passion for collecting glass and crystal, period furniture and art. He is also the first recipient of the Malaga Culture Award instituted by the city to honor its citizens in 2010.

The museum opened its doors to visitors in 2009. The collection is housed in an 18th-century palace, once owned by a wealthy Italian family. Each room is decorated with furniture, glass and crystal of a specific period. Where exhibits are from the 18th century, the room is decorated with 18th-century furniture. The glass and crystal items range from Egyptian and Roman objects to contemporary glass sculpture.

Exhibits at the museum include 1880 English pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows by Albert Moore and objects from every famous glass manufacturer like Lalique, Wedgewood, Webb, Galle, Daum and La Granja. There is also a Henry Gervex painting called the Red Dress and a portrait of the owner’s grandfather as a young boy standing with his mother.

Why You Should Visit:
To spend a great time with a great guide full of information about glass, crystal, the beautiful house & the contents, pictures, furniture, and how this delight came to be gathered together 20 years ago.
Guided tours only (English/Spanish), and very much unlike the usual museum visits – highly recommended particularly if you have any interest in decorative glass.

Tip:
It's worth checking the website as concerts and events are held in the beautiful covered courtyard.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 11am-7pm
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Teatro Cervantes

4) Teatro Cervantes

Located in the center of the Old Town in Malaga, is the Teatro Cervantes, the city’s premier venue for performing arts. An array of dance, music and theatrical performances from the classical to the contemporary take place at the theater.

The theater was designed by architect, Jeronimo Cuervo and opened its doors in 1870. The façade has a classical style with Corinthian columns and pilasters. The interiors designed by Cuervo followed the model of 18th century European theaters and four floors with seats overlook the stage. Renowned architect, Fernando Guerrero Strachan designed the seats. The outstanding feature in the theater is the ceiling painted by artists Ferrando Herrandiz and Munoz Degrain. The painting is an allegorical depiction of Malaga, its industries, port and commercial activities.

The theater was damaged by a fire and fell to disrepair for several decades. In the 1980s, the city renovated the building with additions by architect Jose Segui. Today, it also has a venue for temporary art exhibitions and space for administrative offices.

The Teatro Cervantes hosts a range of performances. It is the venue for the annual Malaga film festival. Other performances at the theater include ballet, opera, flamenco, classical music concerts, modern dance, modern theater and contemporary music performances.
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Museo de Arte Flamenco Juan Breva

5) Museo de Arte Flamenco Juan Breva (must see)

Dedicated to the art of Flamenco dancing and music, this museum is run by the Juan Breva club and owned by the city of Málaga, while the club promotes and preserves the art of Flamenco.

The museum is named after Antonio Ortega Escalona, better known as Juan Breva. He was the best known Flamenco singer in Málaga and created a unique style of his own. The museum has three floors. The ground floor has a bar and a hall with a seating capacity of 80 for performances. The exhibits are displayed in the two upper floors. There are many posters and paintings of well-known flamenco singers and dancers. Eugenio Chicano, artist and member of the Juan Breva club, has painted many of the portraits in the collection. The museum has a valuable collection of memorabilia relating to the Cante Jondo regarded as the most spiritual among flamenco styles. Among other objects on display are Spanish guitars, sculptures, shawls, costumes and small figurines of flamenco dancers. There is a small library with documents and books, recordings and a photo archive.

Volunteers from the Juan Breva club explain the significance of the exhibits to visitors. A free singing performance takes place every Friday night and a special lunch + performance event is held on the first Saturday of each month.

Why You Should Visit:
Flamenco is part of Spain's Heritage and Andalusia is its home, so what better than to visit an authentic Club (Peña) on your visit to Málaga!

Tip:
Be sure to reserve as places are limited due to the small room.
If you speak basic Spanish it helps. Admission includes a drink and tapa.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-2pm
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Galeria Cartel Fine Art

6) Galeria Cartel Fine Art

Galeria Cartel Fine Art is a well known art space which dedicates its activity to the promotion of contemporary artists of Malaga. The gallery was founded in 1987 and since then it is a venue where sculpture, painting and graphic work live harmoniously under the same roof and bring joy to art-addicted individuals. You will have the chance to contemplate works by Miquel Barceló, Pablo Picasso, Maria Teresa Vivaldi and many other distinguished artists.

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Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part I

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Museums Walking Tour in Malaga, Part II

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Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Churches in Malaga, Part II

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Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
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Churches in Malaga, Part I

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles

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