The Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga is certainly one of Malaga’s biggest hidden treasures.
The Glass Museum is tucked away in the backstreets of the San Felipe Neri district of the city, in a carefully restored 18th-century townhouse, actually lived in by the owners of the collection.
It is a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces of glass, accompanied by pictures, furniture and decorative objects in a setting that corresponds to each historical period represented.
Each room chronicles the history of mankind through the medium of glass.
Far from conventional, the museum certainly lacks mainstream appeal. However, thanks to the dedicated team of guides and their entertaining and often comical presentation style, even the most sceptical visitor is converted.
All visits are guided and last around an hour. They are conducted in Spanish, English, French or Italian.
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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.