Bandit museum in El Borge

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Visit the bandit’s gallery-museum in El Borge

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In this article you will find the essential information to visit the bandit’s gallery-museum in El Borge

  • A few words about El Borge and the gallery museum
  • The original Bandit Museum
  • The collection of the Ronda Banditry Museum
  • opening hours and address
  • Where is El Borge?
  • Book accommodation
  • Some useful links
  • Experiences to discover in the province of Málaga

A few words about El Borge and the museum

The Bandolero Gallery – Galería Bandolero – is located in El Borge.

El Borge vista pueblo

El Borge is located in Axarquia in the province of Malaga. This white village is beautiful and has preserved its authenticity.

The original El Borge museum

Historically, the Andalusian Bandit Museum was located in the birthplace of a famous bandit: El Bizco (in Spanish).

musée du banditisme andalou à El Borge museo del bandolero

This house was shared between a museum and a famous restaurant: La Posada. I invite you to stop there, the food is very good.

El Borge casa el bizco
Entrance of the casa del bandolero El Bizco

Below, a photo with the side street, whose name brings back memories!

El Borge calle peseta

This museum of banditry, following the purchase of Ronda’s collection of bandoleros’ artefacts, is now open to the public in a new building in the village (see address below).

The collection of the banditry museum of Ronda

In 2020, El Borge bought the private collection of the Ronda Banditry Museum (museo del bandolero). This museum on the history of banditry in El Borge has become one of the largest on this subject.

The museum in El Borge has become the only “museo del bandolero” in the province of Malaga.

Since the beginning of 2023, the 1,300-piece collection of the former Ronda Museum has been on public display in the village. These include historical archives, weapons and objects that belonged to Andalusian bandits and the Guardia Civil.

The town of Ronda is also closely linked to the history of Andalusian banditry. Its remote position inland, its relief and its bandits have largely contributed to the fact that the town later became known as the Romantic Ronda – Ronda Romántica.

in a street of the Romantic Ronda

The aim is for the two collections to become an international reference point on banditry for visitors. The aim is not to glorify the bandits but to get to know this part of Spanish history better.

Opening hours and address of the museum – Galería Bandolero – :

Adress : Galería del Bandolero, Carretera Cútar-El Borge s/n 29718 El Borge (Málaga)

The museum is open every day.

Opening hours:

Autumn-Winter: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:30-18:30

Spring-Summer: 10:00 – 14:00 and 18:00-20:00

Entrance fee: 3€ – guided tour: 15€.

Where is El Borge?

Book accommodation

Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

If you are in Andalucia as part of a tour with several major cities to visit, here are some links that may be of interest:

  • All you need to know about Granada, the Alhambra, the Albaicin neighbourhood before visiting Granada

  • If you are passing through the geographical centre of Andalusia, then you can visit Antequera, with the incredible natural site of El Torcal right next door.

Experiences to discover in the province of Malaga

Find more ideas for visits to authentic Andalusia: see the blog pages on Andalucia.

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