Tailor made holidays: New art gallery opens in Malaga
A new art gallery dedicated to works that display a "closeness" to the region of Andalucia will open tomorrow in Malaga.
The Carmen Thyssen Museum will feature around 230 works, which will in all have a value of about €700 million (£616.7 million). The pieces in the establishment will mainly date from the 19th century.
Carmen Thyssen is a Spanish baroness who has acquired many of the paintings and sculptures in auction-rooms across the globe. She says she chose the pieces "for their quality and closeness to Andalusia, although there are paintings that are not Andalusian".
Malaga is already home to one of the most important modern art galleries in Spain: the Malaga Contemporary Art Centre. The artistic city is also hope to a museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso, one of its most famous sons.
Entry to the museum with cost €6 (£5.20), or €3.50 (£3) for people over 65, students under 26 and large families.