Whoever wants to gain a better understanding of the customs and traditions of the region has to visit the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. The museum occupies the old Mesón de la Victoria, a 17th century former inn on the bank of the Guadalmedina river, which has been classified as a Building of Cultural Interest.
The museum was created as part of a policy of recovering and preserving the heritage of the city, by putting relevant items on display so they could be seen by visitors and researchers in this field. Since then, the museum has not ceased in its efforts; the collections have increased in size and the ethnography and ethnology of Malaga city and its province are now exhibited in 19 different rooms.
These are unique spaces, dedicated to different aspects of traditional customs including a magnificent collection of the clay figurines known as ‘barros malagueños’, ceramics, textiles, wrought iron, gold and silver work, items of popular religiosity and printing arts, among others.
Plaza Enrique García-Herrera, 1, 29005 Málaga
Mon-Fri: 10.00 – 17.00
Sat: 10.00 – 15.00
General entry: €4
Reduced ticket: €2
Guided visit: +€1
Free entry for under 14s.