After Paris, discover the Pompidou Centre in Malaga

Did you know? The Centre Pompidou is not just in Paris. After the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Louvres Lens, there's the Centre Pompidou Malaga! Launched in 2013 and inaugurated on 28 March 2015 by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin, the brand-new Centre Pompidou in Malaga is the first time that this iconic Parisian museum has set up abroad, although a branch already exists in Metz. It should contribute to the cultural influence of Malaga, whose charms will need more than a stopover to be discovered. Named "El Cubo", the cube-shaped building located near the Andalusian city's marina is sure to impress! Paintings, sculptures, videos... A selection of over 90 works from the Paris collection (more than 100,000 pieces) are exhibited in minimalist white rooms arranged around a skylight topped by a glass cube.

The Pompidou Center in Malaga.

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Malaga, a leading cultural destination

Málaga no longer wants to be just a stopover for cruises or the gateway to the Costa del Sol, with its airport serving all the seaside resorts from Torremolinos to Estepona, via Marbella, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. Picasso's birthplace is increasingly establishing itself as a leading cultural destination. As well as the Picasso Museum and his birthplace, visits to the Archaeological Museum, the Alcazaba fortress, Gibralfaro Castle (not least for its panoramic views) and the superb cathedral are a must. To all these treasures we can add the Centre Pompidou in Malaga.

Aerial view of the Centre Pompidou in Malaga.

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A temporary museum

Opened in 2015 for a period of 5 years, the partnership signed between the Centre Pompidou and the city of Malaga has been extended until March 2025. In the Andalusian museum, you will discover a semi-permanent exhibition of dozens of 20th and 21st century works of art, spread over an area of 1,800m². The semi-permanent exhibitions vary from year to year.

Interior of the Centre Pompidou in Malaga.

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If you're a lover of artistic culture, a visit to the Pompidou Centre in Picasso's birthplace is an essential part of your stay. Miro, Magritte, Frida Khalo... A unique opportunity to discover or rediscover the works of these 20th-century artists.

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🍴 Our favourite restaurant near the Centre Pompidou

A little further along the port of Malaga, you can head to the Cambara restaurant to sample and discover Spanish gastronomy.

Practical info

🚌 Getting there

Located near the port, the museum is easily accessible by bus. Nearby lines are 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 19, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40.

⏰ Opening times

The Centre Pompidou in Malaga is open every day except Tuesday. The museum is closed on 1 January and 25 December. On 24 and 31 December, it is open until 3pm. The public may enter the museum up to 30 minutes before closing time. Please note that the museum is open on Bank Holiday Tuesdays.

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👉 Semi-permanent exhibition

Full price: €7

Reduced rate: 4 euros (over 65s, students up to 26)

Free: under-18s, Euro youth card holders, unemployed.

👉 Combined temporary exhibition + semi-permanent exhibition

Full price: €9

Concession: €5.50

To find out all the detailed rates, guided tours, temporary exhibitions and book your ticket, go directly to the official museum website.

There are also special days with free admission: Nuit Blanche (one Saturday in May, date varies), International Museum Day (18 May) and International Tourism Day (27 September).

A few tips for your visit

  • Audio guides are available free of charge
  • The museum is accessible to PRMs
  • Tickets can also be obtained by calling 902 998 631 (a charge may apply).
by Faustine PEREZ
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