World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

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World Tourism DayNext Wednesday 27th September 2017 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following title: Sustainable Tourism – A tool for Development. 

“Sustainable tourism is defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities. It should thus make optimal use of environmental resources, respect host communities and ensure viable, long-term economic operations so that benefits are equitably distributed among all stakeholders.” – www.un.org

To celebrate this unique day, many of Malaga’s top tourist attractions will be celebrating an ‘Open Day’ with free entrance – at certain times of the day – to their facilities for all who visit. Some of the participating museums and monuments will also offer free guided tours (see below for details).

 You can visit the following attractions for free on the 27th September:

Picasso Museum: 10:00am to 7:00pm

Pompidou Centre Malaga: 9:30am to 8:00pm

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga (CAC): 10:00am to 8:00pm

Russian Museum of St Petersburg: 9:30am to 8:00pm

Carmen Thyssen Museum: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Picasso Foundation ‘Casa Natal’: 9:30am to 8:00pm

Museo del Patrimonio Municipal (MUPAM): 10:00am to 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Museo Catedralicio: 10:00am to 9:00pm

Museo Revello de Toro: 10:00am to 8:00pm

Museo Basílica de Santa María de la Victoria: 9:30am to 1:30pm

Museo Unicaja de Artes y Costumbres Populares: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Museo del Vino de Málaga: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Museo Jorge Rando: 10:00am to 2:00pm & 5:00pm to9:00pm

Ars Málaga. Palacio Episcopal: 10:00am to 9:00pm

Agrupación de Cofradías: 10:00am to 1:30pm and 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Principia. Centro de Ciencia: 9:30 to 2:00pm & 5:00pm tp 9:00pm

Museo Nacional de Aeropuertos y Transporte Aéreo: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Museo de Arte Flamenco. Peña Juan Breva: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Gibralfaro Castle: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Alcazaba: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Museo de la Cofradía del Santo Sepulcro: 10:00am to 1:00pm & 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Museo de la Cofradía de los Estudiantes: 10:30am to 1:30pm & 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Museo-Tesoro de la Cofradía de la Expiración: 11:00am to 1:30pm & 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Museo de la Archicofradía de la Esperanza: 11:00am to 1:00pm & 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Museo del Cautivo y la Trinidad: 6:00pm to 9.00pm

Cementerio Inglés: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Centro de Interpretación del Teatro Romano (Roman Theatre): 10:00am to 6:00pm

La Concepción Botánical Gardens: 9:30am to 7:30pm

Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos: 10:00am to 3:00pm


Times and Locations of Guided Visits

Pompidou Centre Malaga: 12:30pm, 12:50pm, 1:10pm, 1:30pm, 6:30pm & 6:50pm, 7:10pm & 7:30pm

Russian Museum of St. Petersburg: 12:30pm, 12:50pm, 1:10pm, 1:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm & 7:00pm

Picasso Foundation ‘Casa Natal’: 12:00pm & 6:00pm

Museo del Patrimonio Municipal (MUPAM): 11:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm & 7:00pm

Glass and Cristal Museum of Malaga: All visits are guided. Tour in English at 2:00pm

Museo Revello de Toro: In Spanish at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga (Mimma) Music Museum:

10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm & 6:00pm

Gibralfaro Castle: (Max. 25 pax per group) In Spanish and English at the following times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Alcazaba: (Max. 25 pax per group) In Spanish and English at the following times: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 5:00pm

La Concepción Botanical Gardens: 1€ Charge for the tour

Roman Theatre: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Cementerio Inglés: 12:00pm (Spanish & English)

Cementerio Historico de San Miguel: 6:30pm (Call 676 210 477 as prior reservation is required).

Don’t forget that if you’re looking for accommodation on the Costa del Sol, Sunset Beach Club hotel is just 20 minutes drive from Málaga. With comfortable apartment-style accommodation, superb facilities and sea-front location, it’s the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. Visit www.sunsetbeachclub.com for more information.



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