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“A Different Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Glass and Crystal

Museum of Glass and Crystal
Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2 | Frente a la Iglesia San Felipe Neri, 29012 Malaga, Spain
+34 952 22 02 71
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Ranked #1 of 80 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The museum is located in a crefully restored 18th century house, where we can browse through the history of humanity by means of the glass. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day and for the whole of the month of August.
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“A Different Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a most unusual attraction. It is a private house with a private collection of stained glass and glass exhibits. It was a pleasure to be shown the house and collection by one of the owners. Mr Ian Phillips speaks very passionately about the house and collections whilst at the same time imparting a great deal of history and knowledge about everything in the house. if you like beautiful things you will enjoy this Museum.

Visited June 2013
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“Unusual tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The owner took us round his collection of glass objects and windows. The house is worth seeing on its own for its style, furniture and paintings. The highlight for me was a window from the Trinity Church in Saltcoats showing Christ with children.

Visited June 2013
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“Very interesting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great place to visit set in a lovely house with interesting exhibits. If you're a glass lover it's a must.

Visited December 2012
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Mijas, Spain
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“A delightful surprise in the middle of Málaga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Not the easiest place to find, but persist as you will be well rewarded. Situated at the top end of the 'Larios' area this private museum has very little in the way of government support or funding, but the enthusiasm and knowledge shown by the three owners put it into a class of its own.
A nominal €5, €3 if you are a pensioner, entitles you to a guided tour of the museum by one of the owners, in English or Spanish. The first delight is to appreciate the work and care that has gone into the property housing the museum. It is one of the old 'Palacios' of a wealthy merchant, or aristocrat of Málaga that was derelict and had to be totally restored. Its main feature is a delightful 2 storey inner courtyard/atrium. Around this are the various rooms housing the collections that the owners have acquired over many years, some of the displays are in the form of room settings. There is even a first floor level garden that had formed part of the original palacio.
Everything from coloured glass Church windows to domestic glassware and glass art objects that go back to Roman times are on display. Much of the furniture and carpets are from their collections too.
Do take the time out to visit this delightful museum, you will not be disappointed.

A note: this museum is usually closed during the month of August, but open Monday to Sunday 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Visited January 2013
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“Hard to Find but well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

You are escorted through this museum by one of the owners' and his love for fine things is obvious.

It is not easy to find. We had a map and still got lost 3 times trying to find it.

Visited May 2013
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