Wonderful Museo Picasso Malaga

Picasso‘s children established Museo Picasso Malaga as it was their father’s wish that his artworks be seen in the city where he was born. After many years of planning, the stunning museum opened it’s doors on October 27, 2003.

It was a HUGE deal for the people of Malaga that a museum of their world famous Picasso was opening in their hometown. So much so, that King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain attended the official opening!!!.

Museo Picasso Malaga or Picasso museum in Malaga
Museo Picasso Malagal / Picture by Llecco on Wikimedia

Museo Picasso Malaga is located in the heart of the Historic Centre of the city, with the dramatic backdrop of the Alcazaba Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle close by. It is also two minutes walking distance from Malaga Cathedral. The museum is housed in a magnificent old building that was painstakingly restored to befit the importance of the works of their great Picasso.

Pablo Picasso famous paintings
Artwork by Picasso Photo by Frans Vandewalle [CC BY-NC 2.0]

What I liked about this museum is that it showcases a substantial number of works spanning his seven decade career. The price of the ticket includes headphones with an audio guide. The audio guide is really good as it provides you with great explanations about Picasso, his art, his life and the events that inspired him along the way.

The Audio Guide is available in nine languages: Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

This museum is much smaller than the Picasso Museum counterparts in Paris and Barcelona. For many, this is a plus as it is really doable and not overwhelming.

TIP – To avoid the ticket line and save your precious time, I highly recommend that you buy your tickets online. Have the ticket available on your phone or as a printout!!

Details about Museo Picasso Malaga

Opening Hours:
November-Februaryopen daily 10am-6pm
March-June: open daily 10am-7pm
July-August: open daily 10am-8pm
September-October: open daily 10am-7pm

For information regarding ticket prices, opening times and current exhibitions, go the the Museo Picasso Malaga official website

Address:
Palacio de Buenavista
c/ San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga, España
Tel: 952 602 731
www.museopicassomalaga.org
Find the Museo Picasso on Google Maps.

Not finished yet!!! Just around the corner you can visit Picasso’s house, where he was born…

Your visit to the Museo Picasso Malaga would be incomplete without a visit to the home of Picasso called Casa Natal. It is only a couple of minutes away, in the Plaza de la Merced.

Casa Natal opened to the public in 1988. It provides an intimate insight into the painter’s childhood. Now a study foundation, the house has a replica 19th-century artist’s studio and small quarterly exhibitions of Picasso’s work. The personal memorabilia of Picasso and his family make up part of the display.

Casa Picasso - Malaga
Casa Picasso AJS Pimentel on Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

Funnily, some people find the Casa Natal first and mistakenly think that this is the Picasso Museum and therefore go no further. You will definitely not make this mistake!

The Casa Natal and Museo Picasso Malaga are only a few minutes walking distance apart and if you are a Picasso-fan, I highly recommended that visit both!

Address of Casa Natal
Casa Natal de Picasso (Fundación Picasso)
Plaza de la Merced, Malaga

Entrance
Museum & temporary exhibitions, with audioguide: 3 Euro
Temporary exhibitions, with audio guide, in the Exhibition Room at No 13 Plaza de la Merced : 3 Euro
Combined ticket: 4 Euro
Free for everyone on Sundays, and everyday for Senior citizens, Youths aged up to 17 (accompanied by an adult), Students up to 26 years old with student ID, Unemployed

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday, from 9.30 to 20.00
Closed on bank holidays

Statue of Picasso, Malaga
Statue of Pablo Picasso / Photo by Llecco on Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0