"Renowned as one of the finest collections of bonsai's in the world. Featuring trees over 500 years in age." (from their adverstisement)
If you have enough of the beach and also of the cultural exposure, try something different for an afternoon! Walking around the beautifully trimmed dwarf plants was a very relaxing experience for me. Can be enjoyed in any season.
The opening hours are a bit tricky:
16:00-19:00 most parts of the year, but
17:00-20:30 in the high season, from July 15 to August 31.
The entrance fee is 4 euros for adults, 2 euros for kids up to age 16 (in 2008).
in the middle of marbella is a park with two lakes and a fountain. if you got bread you can feed the turtles.
there is a bonsai museum, but it´s a bit small. but the park got a playground for children and a skater park and a restaurant, so everyone should be happy
This building was originally the house of the Mayor Don Alonso de Bazán,later this man gave the nice palace to the city and then it was an hospital for the poor people.Right now on this beautiful building it is located the MUSEUM OF SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVINGS.WE didn't had the time to see the museum for the inside just a fast look to the main entrance and hall,the cost is of about 3 Euros,but is one of most interesting museums that you can see in Marbella.
Another nice museum to see in the city is the BONSAI MUSEUM,especially for nature lovers.
This museum is placed at the Palace or Hospital of Bazan. It seems to have been built in the 16th century over 3 Arab homes making the rooms asymmetrical. Renaissance, Gothic and Mudejar elements have been combined in the construction of the same. In ancient times it was the home of Mr. Alonso de Bazan, Perpetual Regent of the city. Reformed and conditioned with great taste, it is presently used as the Museum for Contemporary Spanish Engravings, considered to be one of the best in the world by critics. The collection of engravings and graphics works includes a widespread revision of the best contemporary Spanish art, with etchings, lithographs, xylographies and other ways of art expression by well international-known artists, as Dali, Picasso, Tapies and Miro.
MUSEO DEL GRABADO ESPAÑOL CONTEMPORANEO
Este museo se encuentra en el Palacio u Hospital de Bazán. Parece ser que se construyó en el siglo XVI sobre tres casas aabes, diseñando habitaciones asimétricas. En su construcción se combinan los estilos renacentista, gótico y mudejar. Antiguamente fue la residencia de Don Alonso de Bazán, Regente Perpetuo de la ciudad. Una vez reformado y acondicionado con mucho gusto es ahora mismo la sede de este museo, considerado uno de los mejores del mundo, según los críticos. La colección de grabados y obra gráfica abarca una completa panorámica del mejor arte español contemporáneo incluyendo aguafuertes, litografias, xilografias y demás formas de expresión por parte de artistas de gran renombre internacional como lo son Dalí, Picasso, Tàpies o Miró.
Opening hours / Horario de apertura
Tuesdays to Saturday (except holidays) / Martes a sábados (excepto festivos):
10:00 - 14:00 / 17:30 - 20:30 (summer / verano 18:00 - 21:00).
Sundays, Mondays and holidays / Domingos, Lunes y Festivos:
Closed - Cerrado
Considered one of the best Bonsai Museums in the world, trees of over 500 years in age are displayed here. Housed in a well designed modern building within Marbella's Arroyo de la Repressa Park. Entrance is inexpensive at about 2 Euros.
The building itself is actually built over a small lake set in a park, the lake is filled with turtles, whom you will often see basking in the sun on the rocks. Part of the lake, resurfaces within the building.
Also known as Palace of Bazan.
Another of Marbella historic buildings,it was built in the 16th century on the site of some Arab houses for Don Alonso de Bazan, Mayor of Castillo and Perpetual Regent of the city. It has three Architectural styles mudejar, gothic and rennaisance which can be seen in the elements of its construction.
Recently it has been tastefully renovated to house the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings. You can see works by Picasso, Joan Miro and many others here. The engravings were donated to the city of Marbella by Professor Jose Luis Morales y Marin, a collector of art.
Even if you dont visit the museum I suggest if you are passing to look inside the foyer, at the entrance are two stones found locally, the base of a Roman column with a Latin incription and an early Christian stone with cross cut into it. Further inside you will see the columns and brick arches of the original patio.
Close to Coral beach Hotel.
I have never been, and Rvancellet that visited while she was here, told me that the exhibition in that moment was not great, but if you are walking through the promenade between marbella and Puerto Banus and you have time you can check the actual exhibition..
I promise I will visit soon lol
This building was formerly the residential palace of the Mayor, Don Alonso de Bazán who later, in a generous will, donated it to the town to serve as a hospital for the poor.
Today, the building is a museum.
The museum is the first of its type in Spain and exhibits works by Picasso, Miró, Tapies, Chillida and several other famous painters.
the owners of this cortijo, were freinds of mine,a nd they gave it to the townhall, as it was one of the oldest in marbella.
The museum opened in June 2001, houses a collection of oil, a permanent selection of 17th, 18th and 19th century paintings and an audio visual library and various visiting exhibitions.
This old house also has a garden of historic and botanical interest.
The only one in S pain and one of the best in the world, with trees of more than 450 years old......
The museum is settle in a wonderfull japaneesee garden and house