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Museo Automovilistico De Malaga
Transportation: Take Bus No. 16 from the Alameda Principal. The bus leaves one at a bus stop in front of the Tabacalera. Tell the bus driver that you want to go to Tabacalera.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 19:00H.
Dec. 24 and 31: 10:00 to 15:00H.
Closed Monday, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.
General ticket: 6.50 Euros.
Reduced ticket: 3.00 Euros (Seniors over 65 years, children under 6 years.
Student ticket: 4.50 Euros.
The old Tobacco factory called Tabacalera dates from 1927. It has not been used in years. Now it contains the Automobile Museum of Malaga, which has 85 vintage cars on exhibition in a space of 6000 square meters. They are displayed in thematic groups by the years they were produced. These groups are the Belle Epoque, The 20's, Art Deco, La Dolce Vita, Dream Cars, Eccentricity, Popular Cars, English Tradition, Alternative Energies, and Tuning. Another collection called the Motor Gallery has the engine as a work of art. There is also a collection of 300 fashion hats from the past in the collection called From Balenciaga to Schiaparelli.
The museum shows the cars as works of art. The car in the 20th century has been the symbol of aristocrats and artists have embellished cars with their ideas of beauty. There is a Unic from 1920 with the design of Sonia Delaunay. Another car is a Rolls Royce from 1966 that is called the Flower Power, because of its painted design reflecting the psychedelic art of that time. Another Rolls Royce from 1985 is called the Swarovsky because it is decorated with crystals from that company. There is an Excalibur USA, an extravagant car made famous by owners such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. There are cars that have historic value, such as a Mercedes 540K which was used by Heinrich Himmler. Another car is a Lancia Italia, used by Mussolini for parades. This museum really shows its cars as works of art.
The museum now has added an exhibition called the Sublime Collection, which has 70 designer dresses from 1900 to today. Famous designers include Balenciaga, Fortuny, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Gucci and YSL.