Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, Malaga
(4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Learn the history of glass making and how crystals are formed at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, home to around 700 glass and crystal pieces, dating as far back as Phoenician times. Discover pieces from ancient civilizations, English Pre-Raphaelite stained glass, Bohemian glass, and much more. The museum is set in an 18th-century mansion, with rooms divided into different epochs. Admire the fine furniture from the various periods, which complements the exhibits. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Malaga holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Really a must. It concerns a private collection, the owner leads itself around. He tells not only glass but also has a very nice collection of paintings and furniture.
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  • A street, a church, and a simple façade... a door opens... It is in french we are guided through corridors, rooms, patio, staircase and through the centuries. Visit 1 h 30? 2 h? 2 h 30? ... we don't know... time has not counted to us and is spent too fast in vast place (home of 300 m 2?) to the intimate charm. (The collector lives also on site). Glass vase, from table to table, stained glass plate, the prowess of the craftsmen us have been told and shown. We admired productions number disappeared workshops verrières. And... now I know the origin of the word "taxi"... THANKS to our guide for his patience, his knowledge and his pleasure to share or disclose them.
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  • Our host was one of the co-founders of the museum, Senor Fernandez-Prieto, whose enthusiasm and knowledge of stained glass and fine glass-ware in general made for an entertaining and informative visit...  more »
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  • The owner of the museum gave us a very interesting guided tour of his beautiful collection of glass stained glass windows and furniture in his amazing house.He did speak a fraction too quickly.Well worth a visit
  • We wanted to visit this museum because of the rave reviews about the collection. But we were a bit surprised that nobody in the neighbourhood seemed to know about it (Malagans). Anyway, when we finally got there a man behind the desk (perhaps the owner that reviews seemed so positive about) seemed interested enough in our presence. When we asked how come locals did not know of the museum he explained that it is private. But i was surprised that another man (Anglophone) said twice within 3 minutes of our arrival that we should sit down outside and be quiet and he would start a tour in 5 minutes. Anyway, I paid the entrance fee and went out. By then the "guide" was with my wife and our son (who had not said a word up to that point). The Guide then started, not by saying hello, but by pontificating like a medieval priest saying "before we begin, we have some rules for children". At that point I decided that I did not want to visit the collection. When I told the man behind the desk that the guide was rather rude, to my surprise, he explained that well, he is an old man. I told him that notwithstanding, if they run a museum, their guide should be trained in some public relations.
  • I found this place in TripAdvisor and just added it to my need to see in Malaga list. I was expecting to see some nice peaces of glass, but visit was much more than I expected. First collection is very impressive, especially knowing that is a private museum. I liked that tour was guided by one of co-owners of museum. It was very personalised tour, we got a lot of information about items and historical facts. I loved how passionate Gonzalo Fernández-Prieto is about his collection. It was pleasure to listen to this intelligent and funny man. We didn't notice how fast 2 hours passed. If I ever go to Malaga again, I will definitely come back there.
  • The museum has a very interesting and complete collection. A young girl was our guide and she made the visit very enjoyable and refreshing.
  • A fascinating insight into the history and craftsmanship of glass. One of the owners is also your guide and the gentleman's enthusiasm and passion about his collection is contagious. A marvellous place to visit set in a traditionally restored house with lots of other beautiful furniture and objets d'art. Fabulous,well worth a second visit .