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Museum of the City of Antequera – MVCA

The Museum of the City of Antequera has its origin in the ‘Municipal Archaeological Museum’ that in 1908, by agreement of the City Council, created the archaeologist D. Rodrigo Amador de los Ríos. Its first installation was made in one of the lower corridors of the Municipal Palace, where over more than fifty years an important collection of pieces of historical value was gathered, most of them from Roman times.


The uniqueness of the MVCA lies in the high quality of its collections, in the surprising good state of conservation of its works and in the variety of what has accumulated over the centuries by the old chapters, the ecclesiastical institutions, the archaeological naturalera funds and the acquisitions obtained by those who took over the artistic enrichment of the institution, with the creation in the early twentieth century of the original Municipal Museum. And now, you can discover all its history on the new official website of the Museum of Antequera!

The Museum of the City of Antequera shows the history of the “Lands of Antequera” in a general, complete, chronological and illustrated way with the selection of its most representative archaeological, historical and artistic remains.

These are the different thematic areas that are part of its permanent collection:

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  • Symbols


    the City.
  • Material culture of Prehistory and Protohistory, with special dedication to Megalithism and the Chalcolithic period.
  • Funerary rites of Roman times. Daily life and sculptural repertoire of Roman villas.
  • The Ephebe of Antequera.
  • The Roman Epigraphic Collection.
  • Paleochristian, Visigothic and medieval manifestations.
  • The transition from the medieval village to a Renaissance city.

  • The sculpture of Pedro de Mena

  • The work of the painter Antonio Mohedano.
  • The Ornaments of the cult. Textiles and embroidery of the XVI-XVII centuries.
  • The iconography of Baroque devotions.
  • The silverware of the XV-XVIII centuries.
  • The Marian joyels.
  • Baroque painting and sculpture. Pedro A. Bocanegra and Juan Correa.

  • The painting and sculpture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

  • The work of José María Fernández.
  • The work of Cristóbal Toral.

In addition to the permanent exhibitions, it has cultural activities and workshops that make it a reference for all the inhabitants of Antequera and its visitors.

Reservations are recommended by calling: 952 708 300.

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Address: Palace of Nájera Plaza del Coso Viejo, Antequera, Malaga

Schedule: Open every day of the week.

Phone: 952 70 83 00