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“Personal tour, well worth it.”

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga
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Malaga Glass and Crystal Museum Admission Ticket
Ranked #3 of 219 things to do in Malaga
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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: Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 27, 2011

I honestly did not know what to expect but knew it was the highest rated attraction on TripAdvisor so we went for it. We were only in Malaga for 2 days so on our first day we went to the 2 castles, the Picasso museum and this museum for our activities. I have to say that I'm not particularly interested in the subject matter (glass of all kinds, antiques, etc) though this was a very engaging and thorough tour. They have artifacts that they use to walk you through the history of glass over the last 2000-2500 years and learning about the technological developments and styles in various periods was pretty fascinating. We got there only a half hour before they closed and were told it would be a 50 minute tour. Since we were the only people there it was a personal tour and, even though we were technically there after their closing time, the guide gave us a very nice tour of the collection. I have to say, the story of how this place came together was about as interesting to me as the collection itself. Really a cultural and historical gem. After about 45-50 minutes, we were off to the Picasso museum which is nearby-ish.

Bottom line, if you're on limited time and not already interested by this subject matter, there's probably something else for you to enjoy in Malaga. Otherwise, well worth the 4 euros per person.

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Reviewed February 10, 2011

My sister and I shared a guided tour with just one other person when we visited. The setting of a beautiful family home gave a perfect background to the displays,especially since our first guide was the latest member of this family, giving a very personal atmosphere. Our second,( English) guide was delightful, telling the stories behind the exhibits, linking them to the people in paintings or the family, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to us in a gentle and unpretentious manner. I will certainly go again - there was so much to take in. My tip - don't rush, absorb the atmosphere.

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Reviewed January 24, 2011

If anyone is in the Malaga area of Spain I would highly recommend a visit to this museum.
The museum is set in an old traditional Moorish style villa about 15 minutes walk from the city centre.The villa has been privately and beautifully restored by the owners and displays a large collection of paintings,glassware,furniture,stained glass and personal objects from a number of eras,all set in a series of intimate rooms.
The owners are extremely knowledgeable about the artifacts they have collected over a number of decades and are happy to personally show individuals and small groups around.
However it is strongly advisable, and courteous, to contact the museum in advance if you do not speak Spanish and the owners will make sure someone is there to guide you in English,this may well be one of the owners themselves.You can do this on the day you intend to visit.
(Someone recently wrote a critical report because they joined a group of Spanish people for the tour and did not understand the information,however this is a Spanish museum in a Spanish city!)
Brochures can be collected at most tourist information offices in the surrounding area,a map is advisable to help find the location within Malaga city. Or you can telephone the museum on 952 221 949 or e-mail on museovidriomalaga@gmail.com
At the time of writing the entrance fee per person is 4e.Concessions exist for children,pensioners and groups.
I highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed December 12, 2010

Our accommodation was only 2 mins. from the Museum, nevertheless it was not easy to find, but knowing it was beside a church helped.
We went on the off-chance and were politely welcomed by the owner, who offered the tour in Spanish or English. He gave us a delightful unhurried personal tour costing only 5 euros for the two of us (seniors rate).
He was extremely knowledgeable and showed us the exterior of the house façade describing its period and style, followed by the magnificent interior patio. As our visit was in December, were able to view the splendid nativity display in ceramics set inside the front porch.
The beautiful stained glass and exquisite ceramics were fully matched by the painting and furniture, most of which had a history and were of antique interest. Many of the exhibits were of English and Scottish origin.
I would recommend this exhibition to all who are interested in the fine arts, history and antiques.

2  Thank rebranplus
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

No where else on earth can you find such an amazing collection of glass and crystal beautifully displayed in a fully restored 18th Century posada along side incredible antique furniture and period paintings. The city itself is being lovingly restored and buzzes with life and fantastic restaurants all year long! The museum is simply spectacular. Well worth a trip to Malaga any time of the year!

Thank happytrav3
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