This year a new museum was opened in march in Malaga. It's the Carmen Thyssen museum located in the Villalón Palace a mid-16th century building with a beautiful collonaded patio in the Malaga's old city centre.
There are more than 200 works on display, all belonging to the Thyssen family, private collectionists. The exhibition starts off with a series of paintings by old artists, including "Santa Marina" by Zurbarán. Then it continues with a section dedicated to Romantic landscapes and costumbrismo, depicting customs and manners, with works by Genaro Pérez Villaamil, Manuel Barrón and the Domínguez Bécquer family. Marià Fortuny opens another section of preciosista painting and naturalist landscapes, and then there are Spanish works from the late 19th century, by Joaquín Sorolla, Anglada i Camarasa, Ignacio Zuloaga and Julio Romero de Torres. The museum also organises periodical temporary exhibitions.
The exhibition gives you a good insight in typical Spanish scenes like bullfights, patios, processions and spanish landscapes. The Baroness herself described the collection, at the museum's inauguration, as "the most essential part of Spanish history. You'll feel what is Andalucia."
However, there are some works of foreign painters.
The museum opens from tuesday till sunday, from 10:00 till 20:00.
Main museum only: 6 euros (over 12 years old);
3.50 euros reduced fee for pensioners, unemployed, students aged under 26, and familias numerosas (large families, ie with three or more children).
Temporary exhibitions: 4 euros, 2.50 reduced fee (see above).
Joint ticket (main museum and temporary exhibition): 8 euros; 4.50 reduced fee (see above).
Students and Málaga city residents: 4.50 euros.
Calle Compañia 10, 29008 Malaga. Tel 902 303131
Near Avenida de la Rosaleda
More information you can find on the official website of the Carmen Thyssen Museum,