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“A Hidden Gem near the Picasso Museum!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum House of Dolls

Museum House of Dolls
Ranked #100 of 188 things to do in Malaga
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San Francisco, California
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“A Hidden Gem near the Picasso Museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Nestled in one of Malaga's oldest historic quarters just a few blocks from the Picasso Museum and Plaza de la Merced (under which there is convenient parking) is this hidden treasure. As a lover of history and architecture, I learned a lot from these antique, large dollhouses that are miniature replicas of how people used to live in various regions of Spain during the past few centuries. Each building is replete with every minor detail (furniture, kitchens, light fixtures, people, toys) you can imagine. Some miniatures were even created by the nimble fingers of the owner, Voria Harras, who was a delightful guide and not only showed off her museum, but also her improving English.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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370 reviews
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“I loved it! Enthousiasm of the owner is inspiring.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This small museum in an old and atmospheric house is a gem. You have to ring the door bell to get in and it does help when you speak a few words of Spanish since the lady who owns this places gets excited and starts telling everything and anything you ever wanted to know about dollhouses, miniatures, architecture and decoration through the ages, which she tends to do in rapid Spanish... no worries upstares you will find lots of information in English if you didn't quite understand what she was talking about and didn't bring your own interpreter. Her enthousiasm is contagious and you get to see so much, so wonderful and so well kept! It's nostalgic, every visitor will recognize some toy or another in the collection. Recommandable!

Visited June 2013
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Campanillas
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204 reviews
112 attraction reviews
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“Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Tucked away in a street leading into the Plaza de la Merced, this museum is housed in an old Malagueño building, which itself is worth viewing. The collection itself is eclectic and quirky, and has many fine examples of toys obviously once treasured by their owners.

Visited May 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“An Overlooked Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This museum has very few visitors, which is a pity because it is a different type of museum showing doll houses and their furnishings over the ages. One can learn very much by looking at these doll houses and this is not just for doll fanciers. It is really a wonderful museum

Visited February 2013
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Spain
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“Do not miss it: It shows the S.XIX customs for Southern Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

You cannot miss this museum which shows in miniature the houses and way of living of people in S.XIX.

Just next to Picasso Museum, easy to visit, you will get a nice and real view about how people used to live in South Spain in S.XIX and XX. Dressing, forniture, and houses, through small replicas.

It also shown small houses built secretely inside wardroves during the Spanish war.

Very nice and curious place to visit

Visited June 2012
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