Museo de Arte Precolombino sits in the heart of Benalmádena Pueblo. Flaunting the charms of an Andalusian villa, the building housing the museum is a manor house expanding over 3 floors and 8 rooms. The museum displays the collection of Pre-Columbian America pieces in Spain, counting over 700 artisanal artefacts and domestic objects from the biggest civilisations in Pre-Columbian America – the Mesoamerican and Andean civilisations – with pieces from Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Colombia and Ecuador. There are also archaeological pieces discovered in different settlements in the local area on display, taking you on a journey through the municipality’s 5,000 years of history. The museum offers one of the most important exhibits of millennium-old cultures in Spain and is the only one of its kind in Andalusia. The museum was once the residence of Felipe Orlando García-Murciano, painter, poet, writer and anthropologist from Mexico who donated his collection to the town and raised funds to create the space which he managed until his death.
- Coastal area
- Located in an urban area