The Museo Picasso is, without doubt, one of the most popular attractions in Malaga.
This museum, dedicated to the work and life of Pablo Picasso, Malaga’s most famous citizen, is located in the narrow streets of the former Jewish quarter (judería) in the Buenavista Palace (El Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista).
The palace was built in the first half of the 16th century on the ruins of a Nasrid palace, not far from Malaga cathedral and was declared a ‘Property of Cultural Interest’ in 1939. It was then leased to the Spanish government in 1946 to house the provincial art museum until, in 1997, it was acquired by the Museo Picasso Málaga, which finally opened on the site in 2003.
The building, centred around a magnificent courtyard, has been completely renovated and expanded into surrounding buildings.
Now it boasts magnificent exhibition spaces, not only for a permanent exhibition that is constantly updating its pieces, but also for temporary exhibitions which explore the interplay and influences of Picasso on other artists, and vice versa.
For the complete Picasso experience, take yourself to Plaza de la Merced and you can visit the house in which the man himself was born!
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.