Marbella Museums

Museums in Marbella

Although Marbella may not be the center of the arts; it still has a lot to offer. museumThe range is equally diverse and diverting – ranging from the Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo and the unique Museo del Bonsai. Art lovers may also check out the art scene by visiting the numerous art galleries, chief of which are the Galeria Municipal de Exposiciones and the Casa Grande gallery.

At the Avenida del Mar, you will get a wonderful artistic treat – here you can take relaxing walks while appreciating the complete sculpture works of the renowned Salvador Dali. What’s more, it’s free!

Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings)

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, lithographs, xylographies and other artistic forms of expression.

The museum is situated in the old Bazan Hospital. The 16th century building has two floors and has a tower and typically Spanish roof tiles and whitewashed walls. The building is almost as beautiful as the art it holds.

Visit the museum – you are in for one artistic ride!

Address: Hospital Bazán, s/n, Marbella 29600
Telephone: +34 95 2825035
Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Museo del Bonsai (Bonsai Museum)

The museum is housed in the magnificent Parque Arroyo de la Represa. This is an unusual museum as it features bonsais – miniature trees whose growing technique is mainly Japanese. These naturally “dwarfed” trees require meticulous grooming.

The museum houses one of the largest collections of bonsais in Europe – including some of the best olive trees in the world. The museum's many bonsai trees, rock plantings and landscaped areas project an authentic oriental feel. This is one great way to just relax and enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature – seeing these small works of arts along with lily ponds, quiet streams shaded by weeping willows and flowers all around.

Address: Parque Arroyo de la Represa
Avenida Arroyo de la Represa, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2862926

OTHER MUSEUMS

Municipal Collection of Archaeology
Contains artifacts that are found in the Marbella area.

Address: Plaza Altamirano
Telephone: + 34 95 2774638
Open: Monday through Fridays

Museum Cortijo Miraflores
Built by Mr. Tomas Francisco Dominguez Godoy in 1706

Address: Avenida Jose Luis Morales and Marin, s/n Marbella
Telephone: + 34 95 2902714
Hours: Winter: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Summer: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ralli Museum
Opened by a private organization that aims to promote the work of European and South American artists.

Address: Urb. Chorale Beach CN-340 km 176 (Marbella)
Telephone: + 34 95 2902714
Hours: Winter: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Summer: Mondays through Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Archaeological Sites
Visit the ruins and remains of important historical and archaeological monuments.

- The ruins of the Vega del Mar Basilica
Address: Urb. Linda Vista Baja San Pedro Alcantara
Telephone: +34 95 2781360
Hours: Free guided visits on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday noon.

- The Roman Villa
Address: Rio Verde Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2781360
Hours: Free guided visits on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday noon.

- Roman Ruins
Address: Urb. Guadalmina, San Pedro Alcantara
Telephone: +34 95 2781360
Hours: Free guided visits on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday noon.

Art Galleries

Casa De Cultura – Marbella
Address: Hospital Bazan, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2825035

Fabien Fryns Gallery
Address: Boulevard Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, Marbella Club, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2820200
E-mail: art@fabienfryns.com

Galeria de Arte Municipal
Address: Plaza Jose Palomo, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2825035

Galeria El Catalejo
Address: Urb. Marbella Real, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2777031
E-mail: info@galeriaelcatalejo.com

Messeg Design
Address: Aluminio, 6, Marbella
Telephone: +34 95 2857439
Email: messeg@teleline.es

Pedro Peňa Art Gallery
Address: C.C. Tembo, Blq B, Local 1, CB 340 KM 179, Marbella, Málaga.
Telephone: +34 95 2906948; Fax: +34 95 2907167
Email: ppartgallery2@mercuryin.es

Fornara Gallery
Address: Paseo Benabola, 6-D, Puerto Banus
Telephone: +34 - 952 81 14 49
E-mail: info@fornaragallery.com

Sammer Gallery
Address: Las Terrazas de Banus. Avda. Ribera, s/n. Loc.10-16, Puerto Banus
Telephone: +34 - 952 81 29 95
E-mail: sammer@sammergallery.com

Nina Nolte
Address: Avenida Luis Braille, 4, San Pedro de Alcantara
Telephone: +34 95 2787787
E-mail: ninanolte@ninanolte.com

Casa Grande
Address: Edificio Riomar, Urbanizacion Rio Verde Playa,
Marques de Ivanrrey, Marbella
Telephone: + 34 95 2286705
Cultural Center “El Ingenio”
Address: Barrio El Ingenio San Pedro de Alcantara
Telephone: +34 95 3774638