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Villa Romana de Rio Verde

Villa Romana de Rio Verde (Calle del Rio, Marbella) – located close to Puerto Banus, this is the remains of a 1st to 2nd century AD Roman era home. The highlight of a visit here is the impressive Roman mosaics, which depict mostly culinary and religious imagery. These mosaics are comprised of intricate patterns of […]

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Roman Theater

Roman Theater (Calle Alcazabilla 8, Málaga) – located at the foot of the Moorish-era Alcazaba, this amphitheater was thought to have been built by the Romans during the 1st century AD, during the reign of Augustus. Portions of the amphitheater were stripped by the Moors and used as construction materials to build their Alcazaba nearby. […]

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Roman Baths

Roman Baths (San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella) — this coastal site with the Romans baths ruins from the 3rd century AD (located 16 km. away from Marbella) is one of the most important of its kind on Spanish territory. Known locally as “Las Bóvedas”, it was discovered in 1926 and named after a vaulted building […]

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Museo Picasso Malaga

Museo Picasso Malaga (Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín 8, Málaga) — this museum, funded by the Junta de Andalucia with the support of heirs of the Andalucian artist, is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of the Pablo Picasso. A fact recently confirmed by his daughter-in-law, Christine and his grandson, Bernard, the principal driving […]

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Museo del Grabado

Museo del Grabado (Calle Hospital Bazán, Marbella) — this museum is considered to be one of the world’s best collections and the first of its kind in Spain – engravings and graphic works showcase the best of contemporary Spanish art. Most of all, there are works by Dali, Miro, Picasso and Tapies. These include etchings, […]

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Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga (Plaza Carmen Thyssen, Calle Compañía 10, Málaga) – named after Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza (one of the world’s foremost art collectors), this museum has the most comprehensive collection of 19th-century Andalusian painting in Spain. It is located in the Palacio de Villalón, a 16th-century palatial building located in the heart of Málaga. The […]

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Museo Automovilistico de Malaga

Museo Automovilistico de Malaga (Av. Sor Teresa Prat 15, Málaga) – housed within the Fábrica de Tabacos building in Málaga, this museum (opened in 2010) showcases the vintage and modern car collection of Portuguese automobile enthusiast Joao Magalhaes. Also on display are cars of the future (those that run on alternative fuels): the solar car, […]

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Malaga Museum / Museo de Málaga

Malaga Museum / Museo de Málaga (Palacio de la Aduana, Plaza de la Aduana 1, Málaga) – this museum has sections dedicated to fine arts, and archaeology (complete with over 15,000 archaeological and artistic object). In the archaeology section there are important items from the Loringiano Museum, and the objects coming from the works in […]

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La Torre de Las Bóvedas

La Torre de Las Bóvedas (Urb. Guadalmina Baja. Calle 6-A, Marbella) — this 13-meter high tower was constructed in the Christian period (16th century) and was built to store arms. It is located very near the Las Bóvedas Roman Baths. It is a monument that has been declared as a Heritage of Cultural Interest (Bien […]

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Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación (Plaza de la Iglesia, Parroquía la Encarnación, Marbella) – The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation is a 16th century structure, built after the Christian conquest of the region from the Moors. The church’s name, in fact, denotes the Christian faith againstIslamic doctrine, which denies the mystery of the […]