Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo

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Calle Hospital de Bazán, s/n

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The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo showcases some interesting pieces by Miró, Picasso and Dalí, along with some others by Spanish artists, in an intimate space near Old Quarter Marbella. It's best-known for its prints and graphic works, and the museum also organizes courses and lectures on print-making and drawing.

Recent visitors said this small, yet beautifully designed museum has some interesting pieces, but noted that it might not appeal to everyone. Others recalled that the museum staff spoke very little English.

The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo is open on Mondays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Between Tuesday and Friday, it's open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs 3 euros (around $3.50). For more information, visit the museum's website.

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