Plans to turn former hospital into a museum

The former Hospital de San Juan de Dios in Vélez-Málaga, founded by the Catholic Monarchs at the end of the XV century, is set to be turned into a museum.

The project is set to cost €1.2 million, with €1.1 being provided by the Málaga Provincial Council and €100,000 coming from the municipal coffers.

According to the Mayor, Francisco Delgado Bonilla, the museum will house the Phoenician remains owned by the Council as well as other archaeological artefacts, documents, photographs and other items from private collections and other museums. The Mayor expects the museum to house around 1,700 items.

The museum will cover 600 square metres with seven exhibition halls divided over two floors of the building.

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