Automobile Museum of Malaga.- "Where the car is seen as a work of art".

The old Tobacco factory called Tabacalera dates from 1927. It has not been used in years. Now it contains the Automobile Museum of Malaga, which has more than 85 vintage and classic cars on exhibition in a space of 6000 square meters. They are displayed in thematic groups by the years they were produced: Belle Epoque, The 20's, Art Deco, La Dolce Vita, Dream Cars, Eccentricity, Popular Cars, English Tradition, Alternative Energies, and Tuning. Another collection called the Motor Gallery has the engine as a work of art. There is also a collection of 300 fashion hats from the past in the collection called From Balenciaga to Schiaparelli.

The owner of these cars is Mr. Joao Manuel Magalhaes, who is from Oporto, Portugal. His father started the collection and he continues collecting. The City of Malaga has spent 9 million euros in building the museum. The collection of cars is worth around 25 million euros and is one of the most important collections of vintage cars in the world.

The museum shows the cars as works of art. The car in the 20th century has been the symbol of aristocrats and artists that have embellished cars with their ideas of beauty. There is a Unic from 1920 with the design of Sonia Delaunay. Another car is a Rolls Royce from 1966 that is called the Flower Power, because of its painted design reflecting the psychedelic art of that time. Another Rolls Royce from 1985 is called the Swarovsky because it is decorated with crystals from that company. There is an Excalibur USA, an extravagant car made famous by owners such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. There are cars that have historic value, such as a Mercedes 540K which was used by Heinrich Himmler. Another car is a Lancia Italia, used by Mussolini for parades. This museum really shows its cars as works of art.

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Museo Automovilístico de Málaga

Address: Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15 (Old Tabacalera Building), Málaga

Transportation: Take Bus Nº 16 from the Alameda Principal. The bus leaves one at a bus stop in front of the Tabacalera.

Hours: 10:00 to 19:00H Tuesday to Sunday

Admission Prices:

General ticket: 6.00 Euros. Reduced ticket: 3.00 Euros (Seniors over 65 years, children under 6 years). Student ticket: 4.50 Euros.

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