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Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

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Neighbourhood: Centro
As featured in Museum Guide for Malaga
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Address: Pasillo Santa Isabel 10, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 21 71 37
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A fascinating trip through time and culture

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting collection of items that would be used by ordinary people in their everyday lives. It gave you a good idea of the history of the city. Well worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try this little museum to get a background of the spanish way if life in the past. Fantastic old posters of past ferias and fiestas. Great little museum will only take an hour to go round. Lovely interior patio with well. Charming

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wiltshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.. this one is very well laid out and displayed. It has a complete overview of life as it was in the region and its economy, culture, recreation and religion.

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hertfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Did not take long to get round. Well described. Most home and craft items represented. It took only 20 minutes to get round. Note the entrance is round the back - missed it first time.

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england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

In an old inn by the dry riverbed crammed with antique domestic and agricultural artefacts--fascinating tour through the ways of the past. Most exhibits also have good English translations and the building itself is original and well preserved.

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Suceava County, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I started the visit at 10, so I was the first visitor and they even let me take photos. It was the most interesting museum of Malaga, with so many exhibits of work, life, religion and feria.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Hidden away but only minutes from the main shopping area is this beautifully laid out and incredibly interesting museum. Something I imagine to interest all the family and no guards to make you feel uncomfortable. Takes around an hour to get round.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

The Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares shows collections of days past and gives an inkling of what people in the past in Malaga collected. I especially liked the portraits in the museum of Anita Delgado.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a small museum in historical city centre. Which gives a rough idea about main life streams in Andalucia in XVII - XVIIII centuries. With an everyday life exhibits there're represented such industries as fishing, agriculture, wine making, transport etc. Also there is a room dedicated to religion as it still plays a huge part of life for locals.... More 

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