The Museum of the Alhambra is located on the south side of the ground floor of the Palace of Charles V (Palacio de Carlos V). 

Hours:  Winter schedules (15 October-14 March): 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. Wednesday to Saturday;8.30 am to 2.30 pm. Sunday to Tuesday; Monday closed.

Summer schedules (15 March-14 October): 8.30 am to 8 pm. Wednesday to Saturday;8.30 am to 2.30 pm. Sunday to Tuesday; Monday closed.

Public holidays closed: January 1, "New Year's Day" and December 25, "Christmas Day" 

Price:Free Admission. 

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This museum has the best collection of Moorish art and of Nasrid art in Spain. Many items came from the palaces of the Alhambra that were occupied by the Catholic Kings. There are seven halls that house its permanent collection, which includes archaeological items. The museum itself was founded in 1940 with different names and in 1994 it became known as the Museum of the Alhambra. Outstanding are the marble building elements like columns, decorative carved boards, plasterwork or the collection of architectural wooden pieces. 

The most valuable item in the collection is the Vase of the Gazelles, which is a large vase with a golden sheen. The Vase of the Gazelles is decorated with the figures of gazelles. The colors of the vase are cobalt blue, white and gold. Lead, copper, manganese and metal oxides were used for the glazes that were used for the jar. The luster was achieved by firing the vases more than once, sometimes as many as six times. This vase is considered to be the greatest masterpiece of medieval Islamic ceramics in Spain. During the 14th and 15th centuries Malaga became very expert in producing large ceramic vases with a golden sheen. These vases were thick walled amphorae with handles like wings and were between 120 and 130 cm high. They had a luster decoration with a metallic sheen. There are only eight of these vases that have survived to the present time and this is the most beautiful.