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“So much to see, too little time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares
Pasillo de Santa Isabel, 10, 29005 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
34 95 2217137
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Ranked #13 of 94 Attractions in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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“So much to see, too little time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Because of the different openinghours we only had about half an hour to explore this gem... too bad, there was a lot to see, good english booklet with explanations, interpretations... Since the history museum was closed, this was the best we could do in sense of getting a grip on Malaga history.

I enjoyed the rooms on the first floor with explanations on wine making, harvesting, bread making and yes, also on living in the small houses, but mainly you can get a bit of a feel of how staying at an inn would have been like.

The atmosphere is nice, calm and relaxed, the building is cool and it really is a nice gettaway from the hussle and buzzle of the city, really something else!
I would have loved to own a dress like the ones on display on the second floor.

Pitty we only had a half hour to rush through the museum, so when you go: plan a good amount of time for this museum!

Visited May 2013
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“Folklore Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This museum gave an idea of clothes, furnishings, livelihoods and past times of old Malaga. Highlights were the christening robes, toys, and room reconstructions.

Visited June 2013
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Mijas, Spain
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“Life in and around an Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A delightful place to explore! This museum is located in an old Posada (Inn) in the centre of Málaga just a couple of hundred metres up from the Centro de Artes y Costumbres. Again, just the other side of the road from the river. Ten to fifteen minutes walk from the Maria Zambrano Railway Station, ten from the Alameda Principal and about 15-20 from the Port. There is a small multi-storey car park close to the indoor market and within about 100 metres from the museum.
Much has been done to retain the character of the old inn while displaying the exhibits in the form of room settings as they would have been a couple of centuries ago. The Posada has a central courtyard or atrium around which are staged various exhibits as well as the room settings. There is a wealth of things to take in from small carriages and carts, grinding mills, implements for the care of horses, a forge, domestic utensils, examples of the printers art, to the storage of wine and ale and much more.
The visitor can easily spend an absorbing hour or two looking around this museum. With entry at two to three euros it is extremely good value for money. Again, a museum where photography is permitted.

Visited December 2012
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Puebla, Mexico
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“Make This Number One!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

For a visit to Malaga make this museum number one on your list to get a real feeling for the history of Malaga as told by the artifacts, the "things", preserved from Malaga's past. It is a charming old house by the river on Pasillo de Santa isabel,10.
Even on a sunny day the house, formerly a 17th century inn, is chilly so bring a sweater or fleece.
The museum on two floors covers all aspects of life in bygone Malaga: stables, fishing, wine making, oil production, rooms of the people and their possessions.
The Malaga clay figures are both interesting and touching -- you can see the hunger in the pinched cheeks of the poor.
What I will always remember is the birthing chair in the replica of the bedroom. At first I thought it was a commode.
There are very clean WC's on the main floor and a small shop where you can buy very inexpensive postcards of the clay figures.
This is a good place to bring children to show them life in the past.

Visited April 2013
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“Well hidden...but it is open on Monday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Great little museum. Quiet tricky to find as are all the Museums in Malaga. Costumbres means customs ...so it is not a costume museum but there are a few. It is a museum of historical daily life showing old carriages, fishing stuff,farming, children's toys etc.
very interesting but quiet small.

Visited April 2013
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