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“Museum of Glass & Crystal, Malaga - Outstanding!”

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
Ranked #3 of 210 things to do in Malaga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Nerja
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“Museum of Glass & Crystal, Malaga - Outstanding!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The four of us visited this lovely museum on the morning of Friday 25 January 2013. Well worth the 5 euro entrance fee! Excellent guided tour by expert, welcoming staff and curators.

The delightful casa in which the collection of glass, furniture and art is housed is worth seeing for itself as an example of how to save such lovely old properties (many neighbouring homes having been swept away in recent years!)

The collection of glass and crystal is astonishing in it's breadth and beauty (pieces are described both in their historical/family contexts and by geographical provenance)), with many rare pieces amongst the collection. The furniture and paintings on display are of equal interest and quality.

Came away with a real understanding of the vision behind this collection and what the people behind it are trying to achieve here. A must see when in Malaga, as good as any museum I've ever been to, anywhere in the world. It deserves to succeed and it deserves to be supported. Go see it, you'll be beguiled by this lovely place!

Visited January 2013
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Palm Springs, CA
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“A perfect "retreat" in walking distance of the cruise terminal”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

What an unexpected treat. See the REAL Malaga by touring an elaborately restored home in a convenient setting. Yes, the glass and crystal collection is fantastic. But the home, the tour guide, the furnishings and paintings make this a stupendous, almost private tour. This was probably the most memorable tour and best 5 euros spent during my Spanish vacation.

Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Wonderful Experience - More Than A Glass Museum”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Museum of Glass and Crystal (Museo Del Vidrio Y Cristal ) in Malaga. The very personable and knowledgeable Professor Ian Phillips provided a colorful (included) guided tour that went beyond just the glass art. (There is a great variety of glass art, from antique to modern, stained glass to glass ware to vases and objets.) He also provided history of the building/home, beautifully restored by the three partners, plus background on the paintings and furnishings, some of which came down from royal ancestors. We found the museum an easy walk from the cruise port, passing other important tourist sites. Enjoy!

Visited November 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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“European History seen through Glass”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum was formerly a palatial family home, slightly off the beaten track in the back streets of Malaga Old Town. The entrance fee (€5 for adults €3 for retirees) includes a very detailed guided tour in English or Spanish - in our case the tour was given by a member of the family who had spent a lifetime collecting glass. There are exhibits from all ages, starting with the Eqyptians and continuing to the end of the 20th century: a highlight for me was the extensive collection of stained glass windows which included the work of pre-raphaelite artists Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. It was a tour of European history over the last four centuries.

Visited January 2013
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“Something a bit different”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Girlfriend and I spent a few days in and around Malaga in November. We looked at trip advisor a few times and ignored the glass museum then we eventually caved in and walked to it. So glad we did!! We were shown round by Ian, a lovely gentlemen (past doctor, very British and lovely) whom gave us a full tour in English (even tho we are fluent in Spanish , Chinese, Japanese, French, and Malaysian... No, not really). Ian was so clearly in love with the museum and all its history; it really rubbed off. Even if glass isn't your thing (it wasn't ours initially!) You'll have a great time. Highly Recommended.

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