Actually the most visited museum in Malaga since was opened 2 years ago. There are two expositions, the temporal one and the permanent one. There is guided visit in the afternoon for all people who wish to join, you must to note in advice.
Es el museo mas visitado en Málaga desde su apertura hace 2 años. Hay 2 exposiciones, la temporal y la permanente. Hay visitas guiadas por la tarde, tienes que reservarla al menos 1 hora antes del tour.
Just open, in November of 2003, this colection will transform Malaga. Malaga has never atract many turist in its city, but with this new and important museum, Malaga will be let know. Thanks Picaso.
Tuesdays -Thursdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Monday, December 25th, and January 1st
Ticket Desk will remain open until half an hour prior closing time
Collection: ?6.00 ?
Exhibition: ?4.50 ?
Combined Fee: ?8.00 ?
Have a tea in the nice teahouses is near the entrance.
A new tourist magnet for Malaga is its Picasso Museum, opened in 2003. Pablo Ruiz Picasso, possibly one of the world's most famous artists, was born in Malaga in 1881. A few yeasr a ago Picasso's daughter offered the city 180 paintings and drawings at a knock-down price.
Personally I really enjoyed the Museum. The main part is housed in a large sixteenth century courtyard building, with a distinctive tower. There is a modern cafe/bar too which opens out onto a cobbled courtyard with fountains and flowers. Outside the museum are some of Malaga's prettiest old streets.
For those of you who get tired of looking at paintings, there are some well preserved remains of Roman and Phoenician Malaga in the basement.
Not many of Picasso's well-known paintings are here. But there is a good mixture, from small drawings to big oil paintings. And a really good spread across Picasso's long life, from his earliest paintings as a fourteen year old, to his big crude canvases when he was ancient. Though some of his paintings I think are taking the p*ss, my favorite was one of his latest, the Muskateer (1972?), where his crude, quick brush strokes and vibrant colours come together really well.
Open from early (10am) to late (8pm, 9pm Fri & Sat). Admission currently 8 euros for the permanent displays and the temporary exhibtions combined. Reductions available.
No photos allowed within the museum - I got told-off for trying :-((
The Picasso museum is certainly worth the 8 euros (for the combined ticket) The paintings are clear, bright and interesting just like the museum buiding which is a wonderful setting. The building has a surprise underneath it too and that is worth waiting for.
Just 5 minutes away is the birth house of Picasso, it`s at the far corner of Plaza de la Merced. It`s only 1 euro and the staff there wear the same smart outfit as the charming museum staff.
This is different from the Casa Natal in Plaza de la Merced and is the official museum in Malaga dedicated to Picasso.
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10 am to 8 pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 9 pm
Sundays and public holidays, 10 am to 8 pm
Permanent Collection:6.00 €
Temporary exhibitions: 4.50 €
Combined ticket: 8.00 €
Youths aged 18 and younger (children under 12 and younger accompanied by an adult)
Holders of Euro26 youth card
The permanent collection and the long term loan collection offer you a wide selection of his art work including pieces such as: Portrait of a bearded man, Woman with Guitar, Portrait of a Woman in a Hat with Pompons. To be honest most of the paintings here are not his most famous pieces which are displayed in larger more important museums such as El Prado in Madrid.
There is also a temporary exhibition of other people's art or photography.
Popped into the Picasso Museum on our weekend break in Malaga. It's in the town center and a nice size to negotiate if you are only in Malaga for a weekend. The museum was created to remember that Picasso was born in Malaga and the artists old home is nearby.
We went on a Sunday afternoon and there was a short queue outside the museum and then again once inside, but nothing too bad. Still, if you can't stand for long, it's worth getting a coffee at one of the museum cafes opposite and getting someone more able to stand in the queue ;-)
The museum itself is housed in a lovely old building near the cathedral. It houses Picasso drawings, prints, ceramics and paintings aquired by the museum and donated by the family Picasso. We spent a pleassant hour or so wandering around reading inetresting quotes from the great man and furthering our understanding of the artist without too much effort.
Entry price 6 euros (free entry only on every last Sunday of the month). Visitors over 65 and students are at a reduced rate of 4.50 euro.
All cameras are taken until exit.
Opening hours :
Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays 10am - 9pm
Sundays 10am - 8pm
I have to admit I'm not a huge Picasso fan, I like the odd piece (and some pieces are very odd!) but I really enjoyed visiting the museum dedicated to him.
The museum is in a wonderful old Palacio which is just beautiful. There are several galleries displaying a variety of Picasso's works, but the two things I enjoyed most were...
- The archeological area in the 'basement', where you can see Phoenician and Roman ruins, which are fascinating.
- The temporary exhibitions - There was one about the Spanish Civil war and the use of cartoons and propaganda. (FYI gift shop would love to be able to buy a set of the anti-fachist playing cards that were displayed!). The other temporary exhibition was about the photo journalist David Douglas Duncan who was a friend of Picasso and took many photos of him and his family - really interesting.
The museum, funded by the Junta de Andalucia with the support of heirs of the Andalucian artist, is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of the artist.It is the result "of the people of Malaga's passion for the artist".
Tuesdays -Thursdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
December 24th and 31th: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Closed Mondays, December 25th, and January 1st.
Malaga was the birth place of Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, so it's fitting that the city should have a museum about its most famous son. The museum, located in a former palace in the centre of Malaga has attracted large numbers of visitors since it opened in 2003.
Picasso's most famous work, Guernica, is on display in Madrid, while much of his other best known works are in the Picasso Museum in Paris. However, the collection in Malaga is still very impressive, made up mostly of paintings from throughout his career. The collection, valued at almost 200 million, was donated to the museum by Picasso's family.
It costs 8 Euro to visit the museum and neither cameras nor bags are allowed (there is a cloakroom for these beside the ticket office). Included with your ticket is a useful leaflet, available in a number of languages, which gives more information on a selection of the works on display.
This museum recently was recently renovated to celebrate Malaga’s most famous native son. With over 155 works, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and prints from Picasso’s long and prolific career. There is also a temporary exhibition, which I found less impressive as it featured mostly bland bowls and pots.
Cost: Collection 6, Temporary exhibition 4.50, combined ticket 8. Half price for students and seniors.
Bottom-line: Though it doesn’t feature any of his most famous works, as a casual art observer this exhibition made me appreciate Picasso’s versatility and the sheer breadth and volume of his long artistic career. On top of that, the museum itself has been nicely renovated and is architecturally quite appealing.
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