Bishop Palace Malaga
Plaza del Obispo
Hours: 10 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.
Malaga’s Episcopal Palace is located opposite the cathedral and was built in late Baroque style.
The palace was built in honour of Bishop Diego Ramírez. Its construction began in 1762 and most of the work was executed by the architect Antonio Ramos.
Two palaces were already located on this site, and the buildings were combined later. The bishop’s palace has three floors.
The magnificent portal is partially made of pink, grey and white marble and the building has balconies, pilasters and Corinthian columns. A statue of La Virgen de las Angustias is displayed above the main portal.
Contemporary art exhibitions are held regularly in the main rooms. Part of the palacio is used for administrative work and part serves as the bishop’s residence.
The Bishop’s Palace Malaga has two courtyards. Go inside and admire the statues, the plants, the beautiful staircase and the exquisitely painted ceiling. The first floor houses the throne room, which is used for official receptions. The ‘Museo Diocesano’ (Diocesan Museum) is also located in the building.
In this museum you will find a large collection of religious art, including works by the famous Spanish sculptor Pedro de Mena.