Museo Carmen Thyssen in Malaga: history, location, opening hours and prices

Take pen and paper because here are some interesting details if you want to visit the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga.

The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga is not only one of the most important museums in Malaga and Andalusia; it is also one of the most complete museums of Andalusian painting that currently exists in Spain.

Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga

The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga brings together different works of Andalusian and Spanish painting from the early nineteenth century to the twentieth century.

The more than 230 works that rest in the museum come from the private collection of Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza and cover Spanish art, especially from the 19th century, in a quite masterful way.

If you like art, painting and wherever you go you always escape to see a museum, in Malaga you can not miss the visit to the Thyssen Museum.

The museum, inaugurated in 2011, is located in the illustrious Palacio de Villalón. It is a palace located in the center of Malaga and dates back to the sixteenth century.

The building is in Renaissance style and was chosen to house the museum after Baroness Thyssen agreed to donate some of the works from her private collection to Malaga.

At the Thyssen Museum in Malaga you can enjoy different collections of Spanish and Andalusian art. The exhibition is divided into four stages:

  • Old masters
  • Romantic landscape and costumbrismo
  • Preciousness and naturalistic painting
  • End of Century

You can find works by distinguished Spanish artists such as Zurbarán, Diego de Regoyos o Julio Romero de Torres.

In 2017, the Thyssen Museum in Malaga received its one millionth visitor. Of course, the building and the museum itself, where there are also temporary exhibitions, are very special for the culture of the city.

Thyssen Museum Malaga: what to know before you go

The museum is located right in the centre of Malaga. (Calle Compañía, 10, 29008 Malaga), so its location is unbeatable if you are visiting the city.

It has disabled access and you can get in at a discount on presentation of the Youngest Card.

Ticket prices for the Thyssen Museum in Malaga vary according to the type of public:

  • General admission: 10 €
  • Reduced admission: 6 €
  • Group tickets: 8 €
  • Free access: Sundays from 5pm onwards
  • Special discount General admission between 2.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. is priced at 6 ¤.

The museum’s telephone number is 902 30 31 31 31 and there is an official website where you will find more details about the visit.

Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

Opening hours Thyssen Museum Malaga

The opening hours of the museum vary according to the days of the week:

  • From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00h to 20:00h
  • Monday: closed (except public holidays)
  • December 25th and January 1st: closed.

To make a guided tour it is compulsory to make a reservation in advance. You can consult this possibility by phoning 952 217 511. You can also contact us by email at

The ticket offices remain open until half an hour before the museum closes. The museum is vacated five minutes before closing time.

Thyssen Museum and prevention COVID-19

After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga implemented various measures to guarantee the health safety of all its visitors.

The new rules include a general capacity restricted to 406 people, reduced capacity in the halls, online ticket purchase is recommended, maintenance of interpersonal distance, mandatory use of masks or the impossibility of acquiring hand booklets or audio guides in the traditional format. You can consult all the measures here.

If you’re an art enthusiast, you’ll have a great time at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga. You’re already late to book your visit. And if you’re only in the city for a day, check out this other post where we give you some recommendations for an express trip 😉.


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