Genalguacil and its Museum of Contemporary Art

Genalguacil is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 45 kilometers from Ronda and 34 km from the city of Estepona. It is located west of the province in the Genal valley.

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Main attractions

An attraction of this town is that it is a “town-museum”. Every two years, artists from all over gather here, for a week, doing different pieces of art that then leave permanently exposed in the town streets.

Other attraction of Genalguacil are some surroundings of high ecological value, where the pinsapo is abundant. It has a large game reserve.

Museum of Contemporary Art Fernando Centeno López was inaugurated in 1994 and bears his name in honor of former mayor Fernando Centeno López. The works exhibited in this Municipal Museum belong to the artists participating in the Genalguacil Art Encounters organized each year by the Genalguacil City Council. The works reflect the environment of the Genal Valley, either through the use of indigenous materials and resources of the place, or by the theme, motive or approaches developed.


Tomato and hot gazpacho soups, garlic and mushroom scrambled eggs and meat salmorejo, as well as cold meats, are well known and in demand.

There are no Michelin list restaurants in the city.

How to get to?

From Seville 2 hr 42 min (161 km) via A-375

From Málaga 2 hr 4 min (123 km) via AP-7

From Madrid 6 hr 46 min (626 km) via A-4

Main information

Area: 31 sq. km (municipality)

Coordinates: 36°32′47″N 5°14′00″W

Population: 393

Languages: Spanish

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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