MUSEO DEL VINO DE MÁLAGA (OJÉN WINE MUSEUM)

Calle Carreras 39, Ojén
Tel: 95 288 14 53
Open daily: 11:00 to 15:00 and 16:00 to 20:00
Entrance is free.

Not far from Marbella is the small, whitewashed hillside village of Ojen, birthplace of one of Spain’s most famous drinks and home to the Museo Vino de Malaga (The Wine Museum of Malaga).

In 1997, this forgotten distillery was refurbished and opened to the public having been, in the meantime, a cinema, theatre and coffee shop to name but three.

The distillery was founded by Pedro Morales in 1830 and was Andalucia’s first distillery. Morales wanted to create a distinctive brand of alcohol with a unique flavour and he achieved just that when he unveiled his Pedro Morales Aguardiente de Ojen.

Aguardiente was a type of potent schnapps, over 40 percent proof and flavoured with anis. It was distilled from Malaga’s moscatel grape to create either dry or sweet schnapps. It became world famous, as did its distinctive, coffin-shaped bottle.

Many tried to copy the popular potion, but none succeeded. By 1920, with no male heir to carry on the family tradition, the distillery and the infamous drink all disappeared. The exact recipe for the drink was never discovered.

The Museo Vino de Malaga display more than 200 bottled wine varieties from fourteen of Malaga’s wineries plus sherry, whiskey and brandy.

There is also an afternoon of wine tasting for a very modest fee and you can savour many of Andalucia’s finest wines, from Malaga, Jerez, Vuelva and Cadiz. Dry wines includes trajinero, fino and verdiales, the sweet offers lagrima, natural and cream while the moscatels are sublime, dorado and plata.

There are guided tours in English, Spanish and French.

MUSEO DE BONSAI

Parque Arroyo de la Represa (near Plaza Fuente de Málaga), Avenida Dr Maiz Viñal, Marbella
Tel: 95 286 29 26
Open daily: 10:30 to 13:30 and 16:30 to 19:30

There are some 300 specimens on display in this unique private collection belonging to Miguel Angel Garcia Gil.

MUSEO CATEDRALICIO

Religious Art, Paintings, Sculpture and Manuscripts
Catedral
Málaga
Tel: 00 34 95 221 59 17
10-13 hrs & 16.30-19 hrs

MUSEO DE MÁLAGA

Archaeology, Sculpture, Paintings and the Picasso library
Palacio de Buenavista
Málaga
Tel: 00 34 95 221 83 82

Winter, 10-13.30 hrs & 16-19 hrs, Summer, 10-13.30 hrs & 17-20

MUSEO DIOCESANO DE ARTE SACRO

Sculpture, Paintings and Religious Art
Palacio Episcopal
Málaga
Tel: 00 34 95 222 25 52
10-13.00 hrs & 16-19 hrs

MUSEO MESÓN DE LA VICTORIA

Local Popular Arts and Traditions
Pasillo Santa Isabel, 10
Málaga
Tel: 00 34 95 221 71 37

Winter, 10-13.30 hrs & 16-19 hrs, Summer, 10-13.30 hrs & 17-20 hrs. Open Sundays, 10-13 hrs

MUSEO-TESORO COFRADÍA DE LA EXPIRACIÓN

Gold and Silver work.
Plaza San Pedro
Málaga
Tel: 00 34 95 236 02 71

Thursdays, 18-20 hrs

MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO

Local Archaeology
Cueva en Maro, Ctra. Málaga-Almería
Nerja
9-13 hrs & 16-20 hrs

MUSEO TAURINO

Bullfighting Art and History, Costume and Posters
Plaza de Toros
Ronda
Tel: 00 34 95 287 41 32

Winter 10.30-18 hrs & 10-20 summer

MUSEO TAURINO

Bullfighting Art and History, Costume and Posters
Plaza de Toros
Estepona

MUSEO MUNICIPAL

Archaeology, Paintings and Sculpture
Palacio Nájera
Antequera
Tel: 00 34 95 284 18 27

10-14 hrs

MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO MUNICIPAL

Local, Mexican and Meso-American Archaeology
Avda. J L Peralta, 43
Antequera
Tel: 00 34 95 244 85 93

10-14 hrs + 16-19 hrs

AULA DEL MAR – AQUATIC MUSEUM

Avda. Manuel Agustin Heredia, 35. 29001 Malaga
Tel: 952 22 92 87
Fax: 952 22 03 88
E-mail: info@auladelmar.info

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