Museo del Vidrio

September 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Located right in the Historical Centre of the city, in the charming baroque surroundings of the church of San Felipe Neri and sharing its quiet square, is the Glass and Decorative Arts Museum, in an old large house built in 1761 and which today, carefully restored, still conserves in its facade elegant and original mural paintings that so characterized urban Malaga throughout the 18th century.

The museum exhibitions contain glass pieces from numerous periods and cultures, which are accompanied by pictorial works, furniture and other decorative artefacts which correspond to every historical period represented, recreating an atmosphere which brings us back to the daily lives which the owners of these objects lived.
The museum has eleven halls ordered around three inner patios which give access to a chronological tour of the glass industry from classical times to today. The tour begins with Egyptian pieces from the 6th century B.C, which share their exhibition room with Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval and Islamic glass, including 16th and 17th century demijohns from Iran.
Another exhibition displays items from the 16th and 17th century such as a pair of vinegar bottles made of Catalan glass, diverse Venetian glasses and a beautiful Belgian glass, of Venetian style, imprinted with the mythical legend of Piramos and Cisbes. Glasses, jars, mirrors, chandeliers, the great part of which are made from English and Spanish glass, comprise objects from the 18th century.
Finally representing the period of the 18th century to the present time you can see examples of Austrian and Bohemian glasswork, English and French cameos, and one interesting collection from the Pre-Raphael stained-glass school of great artistic value.

Address: Calle Gaona, 20 – 29012 Málaga
Tel.: 952 22 84 93

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