For modern art aficionados, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) is an essential part of any itinerary.
Located next to the river and the Centro Alameda Cercanías station, in the increasingly fashionable Soho district, the CAC has housed some of the most current artists in the world, including works by street artists Obey and D-Face (whose murals decorate the Soho area), and Ai Wei Wei.
The building itself, which first opened in 1939, is a magnificent example of self-sufficient rationalism by the architect Gutiérrez Soto. It is perhaps fitting then that the Contemporary Art Centre took it over in 1998.
Entry to CAC Málaga is free and details of the semi-permanent collection can be found here, and temporary exhibitions here.
Don’t forget to explore the surroundings too. Many of the walls, including those on the banks of the river, have been taken over by street art, many of international repute.
Note: CAC Málaga also has temporary exhibitions at La Coracha, which is on the other side of the city centre. So, if there’s a specific show you’re hoping to see, make sure you’re headed to the right location!
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.