In the heart of Andalusia’s historic and contemporary flamenco scene, this museum is dedicated to the art of the dance form. More than 5,000 objects on display — from costumes, instruments, and posters to one of the largest record collections in Spain, immerse the visitor into the world of flamenco. Artwork and photography capturing the spirit of flamenco further present the energetic dance.
The museum is named for the famous performer Juan Breva, and performers continue to passionately carry on his legacy and Andalusian music style for audiences. A highlight for many is its exhibit of more than twenty flamenco guitars, many of which date back to as early as the 19th century. Beautiful manila shawls are another of its colorful displays.
Aside from the museum’s collection, the building hosts some of the most traditional flamenco performances to be found in the city. There’s also a traditional bar and restaurant on the museum’s first floor that allows for even further immersion in local culture while there.
The museum can be found beside the Plaza de la Merced in Malaga. It’s open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 2pm. Flamenco shows are typically held on Friday mornings, but it’s best to check with the museum in advance. Entrance to the museum is included in Malaga’s City Pass. Flamenco performances require an additional ticket.