Velez-Malaga just opened The Museum of The City, Muvel, a new exhibition space located at the old San Juan de Dios Hospital that gathers more than 1.700 objects.
The Major of Velez-Malaga, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, the Town Councillor for Cultures, Cynthia García, the Delegate for Cultures at the Andalusian Board, Monsalud Bautista, and the President of Malaga’s Deputation, Elías Bendodo, opened a new exhibition space for the City. Muvel, The Museum of The City of Velez-Malaga, is located at the old San Juan de Dios Hospital, at the San Juan de Dios square.
After this opening act, Muvel exhibits more than 1.700 historic pieces that showcase the rich legacy of Velez-Malaga, the capital of the Axarquia, a beautiful region where B bou Hotels offers two of its unique spaces, B bou Hotel La Viñuela & Spa and B bou Hotel Cortijo Bravo. The Museum of The City also borns with the aim of revitalizing Velez-Malaga’s downtown, where the visitor can also enjoy other interesting places such as the Holy Week Museum or the Centre for the Contemporary Art. Besides that, Muvel also has the ambitious goal of becoming a reference for the Axarquia, due to is collection of course – but also because it is considered as an actual architectural gem.
The Museum of The City counts with a privileged location, downtown, at the old San Juan de Dios Hospital founded by the Catholic Kings on 1487 DC with the name of San Marcos Hospital, and in its different exhibition halls it shows priceless archaeological relics, documents, bibliographic elements, pictures and diverse materials, gathered from public and private collections, that reflect the prehistorical past of the City until the XX Century, but also the Phoenician, Roman and Arabian Eras.
The visiting dates and times will be from Tuesday to Saturday from 10AM to 2PM and from 5PM to 20PM, and Sundays and holidays from 10AM to 2PM. There is more information about Muvel on this website, on the telephone numbers +34 647 212 729 and +34 647 212 750 and on the email firstname.lastname@example.org. On the image above, Muvel’s patio at San Juan de Dios Hospital, in a picture taken by Cris U.