The Colección del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga is certainly one of Malaga’s biggest hidden treasures.
The “Malaga Glass Museum” is a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces of glass that pays tribute to artisanal techniques of the past, many of them sadly lost nowadays.
Located in an 18th-century townhouse
The Colección del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga is tucked away in the backstreets of the San Felipe Neri district of the city, in a carefully restored 18th-century townhouse (the owners of the collection actually live in the building themselves!)
Far from conventional, each room of the house chronicles the history of mankind through the medium of glass, accompanied by pictures, furniture and decorative objects in a setting that, according to the museum, immerses us “in an environment close to the domestic context of the era”.
One-hour guided tours
All visits to the Malaga Glass Museum are guided. Thanks to the dedicated team of guides and their entertaining and often comical presentation style, even the most sceptical visitor is converted.
They last around an hour and are conducted in Spanish, English, French or Italian.
Click here for more information about opening hours and ticket prices.
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.