It’s difficult to find anything like the Museo Automovilístico de Málaga.
This extraordinary private collection, across 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, boasts almost a hundred beautifully restored and exclusive vehicles (some of which date back to the 19th century), upholstered in ostrich and mink fur, or precious woods, with accessories such as ivory and silver handles.
The wide range of motors come from a broad selection of iconic manufacturers such as Mercedes, Hispano Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Ferrari, many with unique one-off custom engines.
Fashion and contemporary art
In addition to the vehicles, there are more than 200 fashion items and contemporary art installations which show the evolution of haute coûture throughout the 20th century.
Located inside a former tobacco factory
The Malaga Car and Fashion Museum is located in the magnificent La Tabacalera complex of buildings which used to house the old tobacco factory.
Nowadays, the compound is also home to the Russian Museum and the city’s Digital Content Hub.
Visiting the Malaga car museum
The Museo Automovilístico de Málaga is in the Huelin neighbourhood of Malaga city which can easily be reached by bus from the city centre or by foot along Misericordia beach.
If choosing the latter route, take the opportunity to visit one of the various chiringuitos (beach bars) which line the promenade or the large and lively Parque del Oeste, complete with mini zoo.
To plan your visit, consult opening hours and buy tickets here.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago 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 this site in 2016.