Tucked away in downtown Malaga is a beautiful house belonging to an Italian family who opened this unique museum on 1st September 2009. It houses a stunning collection of glass and crystal from all over Europe and is a must-see attraction if you are visiting Malaga on your travels.
The owner, Gonzalo Fernandez-Pietro, conducts the tours around the museum himself and has been developing his substantial collection since he was 9 years old. His passion and knowledge of the fine crystal and glass pieces is unbeatable and makes this tour one of a kind. Their enthusiasm is infectious and brings these artifacts and history to life.
The Museum of Glass and Crystal includes pieces from Galle and Webb, Wedgewood, La Granja, and Lalique to name a few. This extensive collection is made up of around 700 objects dating back to the Roman and Egyptian empires. It is also home to collectible furniture and paintings dotted throughout the museum. This building dates back to the 18th century and has been carefully restored to preserve its historical look.
Admission and tour around this quirky museum is only around 6 euros for adults and 4 euros for seniors and children and is well worth the trip. The owner encourages visitors to get up close and personal with the artifacts and is even happy for visitors to touch the collection at times. It’s a unique experience that can’t be missed.