Heard about Málaga’s latest and greatest?

Málaga, Spain

Málaga already had no shortage of lures to make it a top spot for young holidaymakers – especially its buzzing beaches and trendy beach stands. But this year it has added another high-powered cultural attraction to make this city even more rewarding.

Opening its doors just a couple of months ago, the “pop-up” Pompidou Centre of Málaga, a branch of the Paris original. Interested in visiting? Here are the details you need to know. 🙂

Where is it located? Head to the popular waterfront leisure area along the Palmeral de las Sorpresas promenade and the Muelle 1 complex, surrounded by lovely parkland where you can stroll and hang out.

How much is the entrance fee? General admission is 9 euros, allowing combined access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions (otherwise, admission to each separately costs 7 and 4 euros, respectively).

Are there student discounts? You’ll be thrilled to know there are. In “The Cube”, as the museum building is dubbed, reduced admission for students up to 26 years old costs 4 euros for the permanent exhibition, 2.50 for the temporary, and 5.50 for the combined.

Are there any days with free admission? Admission is always free for: younger than age 18; holders of the Euro youth card; students of fine arts and art history; and everyone on Sundays 4pm to 10pm (4 to 8pm September 16 to June 14).

The modern and contemporary art of the Pompidou Centre of Málaga is on a par with the Paris original, so if you’re ever in the mood for a change of pace from sun, sea, and sand, and cafés full of upbeat Malagueños munching on typical pescaíto fried fish, set aside a handful of hours to feed your soul with stimulating paintings, sculptures, and multimedia installations. Only in Málaga!

Photo | Raúl A.