Whoever wants to gain a better understanding of the customs and traditions of the region has to visit the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (Museum of Arts and Popular Customs).
The museum occupies the old Mesón de la Victoria, a 17th-century former inn on the bank of the Guadalmedina river, which has been classified as a Building of Cultural Interest.
The museum was created as part of a policy of recovering and preserving the heritage of the city, by putting relevant items on display so they could be seen by visitors and researchers in this field.
Since then, the museum has not ceased in its efforts; the collections have increased in size and the ethnography and ethnology of Malaga city and its province are now exhibited in 19 different rooms.
These are unique spaces, dedicated to different aspects of traditional customs including a magnificent collection of the clay figurines known as ‘barros malagueños’, ceramics, textiles, wrought iron, gold and silverwork, items of popular religiosity and printing arts, among others.
For more information about opening hours and tickets, click here.
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.