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Museo Automovilistico de Malaga, Spain (Automobile Museum) Is Fantastic!

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2021 @

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Oh Yeah! Classic red car at the car museum in Malaga.

The Museo Automovilistico (quite the mouthful, isn’t it? ) is heaven on wheels. At least that’s how l see it. This post is photo-heavy as we spent several hours in this museum and l can’t resist showing off some of my favorites. There are about 90 amazing classic cars in this museum, so for any fan of beautiful machinery, this is nirvana.

Some of the brands represented in the collection at the automovilistico museum include Fiat (Italy), Citroén (France). Velorex (Czech Republic) and many more. Everything from the roaring twenties and beyond. The U.S. is also well represented here.

entrance to the museo automovilisto malaga
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Entrance to the auto museum

I admit l was gobsmacked when l saw just how wonderfully kept all those cars were! The building itself is cool enough. It is humongous and is just architecturally beautiful, with its colorful Spanish tiles and fountain. Make sure to visit when in Malaga. It is definitely worth it and a nice way diversion from sun and sea and tapas, the other Malaga top things to do.

 

old tobacco factory malaga
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The fashion + auto museum Malaga is located in an old tobacco factory, a very cool building in itself.

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zippy car at auto museum malaga
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zippy convertible car:-)

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classic cream colored buggy at auto museum malaga
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The Malaga museum of automobiles and fashion has an incredible collection, including this beauty. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit in Malaga, along with the Nerja Caves.

Museo Automovilistico is a must-visit in Malaga:

The Malaga auto museum used to be a working tobacco manufacturing plant called the Fabrica de Tabacos (the name is still on the gates as you enter). It was later converted into the Museo Automovilistico. It was opened in 2010, and it is the private collection of a rich Portuguese guy named Joao Magalhaes. A private collection!

black car at the museo automovilisto sort of batman like
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Looks very Batmanish to me..

Did l happen to mention that it also houses some of the most expensive and chic designer clothing, which l will cover in another post? Such a cool idea to combine the two because even if you’re not into cars, the clothing and designer hats will keep you enthralled just as much. Luckily, l like both.

My other favorites from the Malaga Car Museum:

museo automovilistico malaga techron 2 model car
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There were only 2 of these ever produced. One is here at the classic car museum Malaga. The other one is in the museum of automobiles in Nashville. I think it’s called a Techron 2

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The cars apparently can be rented as well. Can you imagine getting married, and arriving with one of these chauffered cars? A lot of these cars have a history behind them. There was one that belonged to the Royal family of Monaco, and also belonged to the President of Portugal.

swarovski covered engine on display at the museo automovilisto malaga
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Is there anything they won’t put those bloody crystals on?

There was one that was handpicked by Madonna for one of her tours. One was owned by Arnold Schwarzenegger and so many other tidbits. I would be curious to find the value of the haute couture and box hats in the Museo also since I’m sure they are one-of-a-kind items. The car collection is 25 million Euros, give or take a Euro!!! 🙂

 

19HP classic cars at museo automovil malaga
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This was heralded with great fanfare as finally, the doctors could get to the patients at home faster than with a horse and carriage! I think it was 19 HP! (I could probably walk faster than that..lol)
the egg car on dispay at the museum of automoviles malaga spain, yellow color
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This cutie was called the “Egg” .. very popular and something like 12HP!

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brwon and creme convertible at museo automovil malaga
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Another classic car at the Museo del automovil Malaga. Brown and creme colored convertible.

This one looks very much like it would suit Batman:

 Madonna rented convertible at auto museum malag..
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gullwing benz old, british
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Okay, this one was another favorite of mine. Boy, would l love this one. Sophia Loren had one!

This is the one Madonna rented l think for one of her videos it says. The auto museum has plaques on each car with a history which makes it pretty handy. One of her Gaultier-designed cone bras is in there as well.

The Arnuld! car at car museum malaga :-)
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The Arnuld! 🙂 I can so picture him with a cigar in this! I can’t even begin to think how much he sold the car for. It sort of fits him doesn’t it?

 

 American made cars at museo automovil Malaga
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You know the U.S has to be represented. The Malaga Museo automovilistico has some classic cars such as one Cadillac owned by Elvis.
green futuristic car with huge black tires and a one-seater
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There were even a couple of futuristic ones there. Doesn’t this look like something the Penguin would drive?


I wouldn't mind this one! creme color with red top convertible at Malaga car museum
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I wouldn’t mind this one! This looks very much like a classy lady’s car. I love the way they pair the dresses to the cars. You can actually picture it in your head of how it must have looked.

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man posing in front of classic blue and grey car at museum automovilistico in Malaga Spain
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He loved this one. His football team colors! t least the blue 🙂
the interior of a classic vehile at the Malaga automobile museum with bar on passenger side
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I could see myself in one of these, with a butler serving me from these decanters!

Red classic car with tan convertible top jalopy like and dress on dummny next to it in cream color
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A Swarovski crystal-covered Rolls Royce at the Museum of Automobiles in Malaga, Spain. Part of a 25 million dollar collection.

Is the Malaga Auto Museum worth visiting?

A resounding yes! If you find yourself in Malaga City, l highly recommend visiting the Museo Automovilistico.  It has something for everyone. I would actually consider it a must-visit on any Malaga vacation in addition to the beach and a day trip to Nerja.

The collection is amazing and if you give yourself at least three hours if you’re really into cars, you’re good. If not, enjoy the vintage clothes and luggage. I love the fact that they didn’t raze over the old tobacco factory (something that would have been done in the states for sure. I like the repurposing that was done.

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One of my favorites at the Museo automovilistico! Vintage fashion and cars. Who could ask for anything more?

Which one of these classic cars fits you to a T? Are you a car buff or would you prefer the fashion side of the automobile museum?

 

7 thoughts on “Museo Automovilistico de Malaga, Spain (Automobile Museum) Is Fantastic!”

  1. So Cool. I’m currently watching Boardwalk Empire and those 1920s cars are sooooo slow. It takes them 5 hrs to get from Atlantic City to NYC. Though with crazy traffic it can take you that much in the summer months now here in Jersey! Ugh!

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    • Oh, that’s too funny! 5 hours in the 20’s? It makes sense now why they are so comfy inside and have a bar..lol.. You spend so much time in them. I still want one just for show. 🙂

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  2. Some really nice cars here. I actually enjoyed the Batmobile and Techron. I think that the world would be a happier place if more cars like those in the museums would be on the streets… even though they’re clearly not the safest vehicles around :))

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    • They were lovely. Amazing for it all to belong to one person! I figured the Batman one would be to your liking. Maybe one day a week could be devoted to classics on the street! 🙂

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  3. Yep! Pretty cool. I mean, look at the material, the style, the bodywork. A lot of love went into making these lovely babies and they just don’t make them like that anymore and it’s a darn shame!

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    • I don’t know what l did with the James Bond car, but it was there too.. I will take anything. A beggar has no choice 🙂

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