Galvez House Museum

Galvez House Museum, Macharaviaya: Address, Phone Number, Galvez House Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Galvez House Museum
Museum Of the Galvez Family, Bernardo de Galvez was one of the most important heroes of the american independence. Named by President Barack Obama in 2014 Honored Citizen of the United States Of America..
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17 reviews
Very good

Jette R
Copenhagen57 contributions
Incredible museum in a mountain village
Mar 2015 • Couples
I can only agree with the other's description of the museum. It was a great surprice to visit it. They have made three videos describing the history og Gálvez and the family. Very educational.
I think the museum is now open in the mornings of tuesdays and thursdays. It's voluntary people garding the museum.
Written 11 March 2015
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Susan R
Torremolinos, Spain51 contributions
A Pearl in the crown of the Axarquia
Oct 2014 • Friends
One could easily drive past the sign for this beautiful little village, situated just 7 kilometres of the A7going east to Almeria.. Its position in the Axarqia mountains is unique. It is completely hidden from the coast but what a treasure awaits the visitor. The views are stunning and the pride of its less than 500 inhabitants is obvious in the lovely cobbled streets , flower decked balconies, gardens and spotless whitewashed houses.
The village owes much to the noble Galvez Family who in the 18th Century brought a water supply to this mountain top village. The nobleman also built a beautiful church and Mausoleum (reputedly haunted ) for family members and started a card playing factory in the village before leaving to continue his trade in America.
A lovely little Museum is now dedicated to the Galvez family but is only open at weekends.
The village also has two bars, both having very picturesque and peaceful views.
The second bar La Pena Caballista is not visible from the cobbled streets and is tucked away in a corner at the bottom of the village but is definitely worth a visit. The owners are a delightful couple and you are always assure of a warm welcome. including one by their two little Yorkshire terriers who are mute but delightful. If you have an hour or two to spare then this village is a must and worth the winding approach from the coast.
Written 22 October 2014
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Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Interesting Museum
Jul 2012 • Couples
The Galvez House Museum (Casa Museo Los Galvez) is located at Avenida de los Galvez, 13. The museum is dedicated to the history of the prominent Galvez Family. The Galvez Family went to the town in the 16th century, but they became very prominent only in the 18th century. Jose de Galvez was born in the town in 1720 and became one of the most important and progressive ministers of King Carlos III. He founded the Archivo General de Indias in Seville. He was given the title of Marques de Sonora by the crown. His brother Matias became the first Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico and Central America). Another brother, Miguel, became the governor of Malaga.

The son of Matias was Bernardo de Galvez, and he became the most famous member of the family. He had important government jobs in the Spanish Louisiana Territory. When the United States had its War of Independence against the British, Bernardo had a very prominent role in helping the Americans. He conquered the cities of Mobile and Pensacola, where he showed extreme bravery. The city of Galveston in Texas was named after him and he has appeared on US stamps and honored in Mobile and Galveston.

Another member of the family was Maria Rosa de Galvez, who was an author of dramas and pioneered the rights of women in the late 18th century. The museum also houses the paintings of the American Robert Harvey and the Spanish Rafael Carmona, both painters having lived in Macharaviaya.

Dr. Jose Galvez, who lived between 1856 and 1952, was a famous gynecologist in Malaga, who served as mayor for three years. He became the president of the Doctors' College and founded the Clinica Galvez, which is beside the Cathedral. The clinic is a private clinic and is one of the more famous clinics in Malaga.

Galvez Museum Hours:
Saturday and Sunday only, 1100 to 1500H.
Tel: 952-400-042
Written 22 July 2012
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