This museum is located in the heart of Malaga, in the former Victoria Tavern, a building that dates back to the 17th century. Following completion of its purchase in 1974, the building was restored and refurbished as a museum, inaugurated in 1976.
The initial objective was to ensure the conservation and recovery of the ethnographic heritage, with the aim of showing the day-to-day life of Malaga and the province at its most characteristic levels, its customs and activities, as well as to recover objects that had been dispersed and were in danger of being lost forever.
The 17th century building was constructed on the site of another tavern, dating back to the 15th. From 1621 onwards, the building had extensions added when it was used by the Order of the Minims. The building has a square floor plan, elongated to form an irregular trapezium at the stable end.
The rooms are distributed around a central patio, which has a lower and upper gallery, supported by columns that end under the roof of Moorish tiles, giving it a picturesque and original aspect. Its architectural structure is typical of that which prevailed in lower Andalusia, typically two-floor buildings, very characteristic of Malaga architecture.
Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares / Popular Arts and Customs Museum
Address: Pasillo Santa Isabel, 10, 29005 Málaga
Open: Monday – Friday: 10,00 h – 13,30 h; Saturday: 10,00 h – 13,00 h
Winter: 16,00 h – 19,00 h; Summer: 17,00 h – 20,00 h
Tel: 952 21 71 37
Prices: Retired:1€; Group: 1€; Adult: 2€; children up to 14: free admission.
Category: Spain museums