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.
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.
Malaga Car Museum: Museo Automovilistico
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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!
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:
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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.
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!!! 🙂
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This one looks very much like it would suit Batman:
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.
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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.
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?