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The Museum Jorge Rando is the first expressionist museum in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. Dedicated to the painter Jorge Rando, it collects his works and it temporally hosts the works of other national and international artists belonging to this movement. It was officially inaugurated on May 28, 2015

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Museum of Malaga is a museum in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. Formed in 1973, it brought together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts), born in 1913, and Museo Arqueológico Provincial (Provincial Archeological Museum), born in 1947. As of 2010, the museum remains institutionally divided into two “sections” corresponding to the older museums. There are slightly over 2,000 pieces in the Fine Arts collection and over 15,000 in the Archeology collection

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Gilbralfaro Castle this Castle, built in the 14th. Century to house troops and protect the Alcazaba, is today one of the most visited monuments in Málaga. From its walls, visitors get spectacular views of the city and you can visit the Interpretation Centre to discover the site’s history. It was named after a lighthouse at its peak (Jabal-Faruk, the light mountain). Although it was used by the Phoenicians and Romans, in 1340 the Nasrid King Yusuf I made the place into a fortress. During the reconquest (i.e. the Reconquista) it was besieged by the Catholic Monarchs in the summer of 1487 and Ferdinand the Catholic made it his temporary residence after the victory. In addition, he designated the castle as a symbol on the coat of arms of the city.

 

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The Malaga Cathedral this religious temple was built between 1528 and 1782, shortly after Christian armies conquered the Arab territory. A few days after the entrance of the troops in 1487, the catholic kings ordered the construction of a cathedral on top of the old mosque, this was situated inside the old limits of the Arab wall that surrounded the city, and also is thought that it was erected on top of the remains of an old Visigoth church. The construction of the cathedral was made with stones obtained from the old quarry of Valley-Niza (Velez-Malaga), today an archaeological-monumental complex converted into the “Museum of the Stone”.

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The Roman Theatre was built in the age of Augustus and remained in use until the third century. Beginning with the arrival of the Arabs it served as a source of stone for the new structures erected by the conquerors, as occurred with even the most notable ancient monuments. This interesting Roman ruin, which gives an idea of the importance of the city in that era, sits at the foot of the hill on which the Alcazaba stands. In the latter monument are to be found numerous column shafts and capitals that were taken from the theatre and reused. The theatre was discovered in 1951 when the decision was made to put the garden adjacent to the Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture) in order.

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The Pompidou Centre Malaga: Without doubt the Pompidou art center in Paris is one of the greatest homes of twentieth century art. In line with the arresting appearance of the Pompidou in Paris the Malaga collection will be housed in the large glass cube, built with a cultural purpose in mind and which is situated at the corner which joins Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos of Malaga’s newly renovated port. The new Malaga Pop-Up museum houses a fine selection of its French mother. Until now the only offshoot of the Pompidou Centre has been in northern France, the Pompidou-Metz. The Malaga collection, called ‘Centro Pompidou Málaga’ is the first branch outside France and will add to the city’s already impressive range of art galleries

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The Museo Picasso Málaga was established in response to Pablo Picasso’s desire for his work to be seen and shown in the city where the artist was born on 25 October, 1881. It was set up thanks to the combined efforts of Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, whose donations form the Museum collection, and the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. The latter fostered an ambitious project to build a museum devoted to an artist whose styles and techniques changed the course of modern art. In order to hold the collection a historical building of characteristic sixteenth century Andalusian architecture was chosen: the Palacio de Buenavista, with its blend of Renaissance and Mudejar elements.