It’s difficult to find anything like the Malaga Automobile and Fashion Museum.
This extraordinary private collection, across 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, boasts almost a hundred beautifully restored and exclusive vehicles (some of which date back to the 19th century), upholstered in ostrich and mink fur, or precious woods, with accessories such as ivory and silver handles.
The wide range of motors come from a broad selection of iconic manufacturers such as Mercedes, Hispano Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari, many with unique one-off custom engines.
In addition to the vehicles, there are more than 200 fashion items and contemporary art installations which show the evolution of haute coûture throughout the 20th century.
The Museo Automovilístico is located in the magnificent La Tabacalera complex of buildings which used to house the old tobacco factory. Nowadays, it is home to the Russian Museum and the city’s Digital Content Hub.
Even if cars and fashion aren’t your thing, the Huelin neighbourhood is still worth exploring. It is well worth taking the bus ride from the centre, or even the walk along Misercordia beach to take in the wide selection of ‘chiringuitos’ (beach bars) which have a lot more of a local feel than La Malagueta, for example.
The large and lively Parque del Oeste, complete with mini zoo, is also nearby.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.