Automobile Museum of Malaga.-
"Where the car is seen as a work
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.
Museo Automovilístico de Málaga
Address: Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15 (Old Tabacalera
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
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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