Jayne and I have lived near Granada for about four years now and had not visited the centre of Malaga, but with an invite from Ian Phillips to go and have a preview visit to the Museum it was to good an opportunity to miss. We arrived and had a coffee in the plaza at the western end of the Cathedral and meet Ian at eleven o'clock as arranged. We then made our way through the city to the Museum and Ian's home which was in a narrow street only a few hundred meters from the main plaza.
The outside of the building had been restored back to it former glory and looked fantastic. The inside had also been fully restored with beautiful wooden doors and windows and amazing stone and terracotta floors. The entrance hall and lower rooms had some very impressive stained glass windows, nicely mounted on the walls. On the next floor there was a fine show of Antique furniture, much of which was filled with some very special glass and china. On the walls hung a collection of oil paintings, many of which belong to one of the partners in the project and portrayed some of his ancestors. Later we sat in one of the upstairs rooms and chatted for some time and enjoyed a glass of wine whilst watching the end of a wedding taking place in the church opposite.
Lunch was the next stop in a very nice restaurant which Ian knew well. We then made our way back through the streets, said our goodbyes to Ian. On our way back to the car we saw both Monk (Cotorra Argentina / Myiopsitta monachus) and Ring-necked Parakeets (Cotorra de Kramer / Psittacula krameri) on the sea front walk.
Museum Contact details: Address -Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre 2, (Antigua Calle Gaona 20), 29012 Malaga. Web Page- http://www.museovidrioycristalmalaga.com/