The Colección del Museo Ruso, an offspring of the Russian State Museum of Saint Petersburg, chose Malaga as a destination to increase their already significant global footprint; and it’s not hard to see why.
The collection is housed in magnificent La Tabacalera – a complex of beautiful buildings which used to house the old tobacco factory and which for the last six years has hosted the city’s motor museum.
In the outskirts of the city in the Huelín district, it is well worth taking the bus ride from the centre, or even the walk along Misercordia beach to take in some of biggest names in Russian art, including Vassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Marc Chagall, Alexander Deineka and Alexander Rodchenko.
Even if art isn’t your thing, the neighbourhood is still worth checking out, especially the beach which has a lot more of a local feel than La Malagueta with a wide selection of ‘chiringuitos’ or beach bars. The Parque del Oeste is also a stone’s throw away.
Edificio de Tabacalera, Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15, 29003 Málaga
Permanent exhibition: 6€ / 3.50€
Temporary exhibition: 4€ / 2.50€
Combined ticket: 8€ / 4€
Reductions for over 65s and students up to 26.
Free entry for under 18s, the unemployed and the disabled (with accreditation).
Free entry on Sundays from 4pm.