There may be a wide variety of incredible sites and things to do in the Spanish region of the Costa del Sol, but one place you surely won’t want to miss out on is the Picasso Museum (Museo Picasso).
There’s so much to love about this site, from the works of art to the chance to learn more about the artist Picasso’s life – but that’s not all. Since it’s located in Málaga, you’re likely to find that there are a number of other excellent attractions in the area, too (like the Alcazaba or the Cathedral de la Encarnación de Málaga). In fact, Málaga has more museums than any other city in Andalucía, but there are a few reasons why you may to want to pay the Picasso Museum a visit.
Most individuals will find that they could easily spend a day here taking in the beauty – and with a variety of amazing things to enjoy in this museum, it’s not hard to see why.
The Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum was inaugurated on the 27th of October in 2003 and on the first day it opened it saw around 2,000 visitors.
With 12 halls making up the permanent exhibition gallery (home to art like “Mother and Child”), a variety of sketches for visitors to feast their eyes upon and even ceramics, there’s a broad range of things for visitors to check out. And this isn’t even mentioning the incredible temporary exhibitions either!
When you’re done with taking in all the stunning works of art, you could also check out the Roman and Phoenician ruins in the basement (which were discovered during the restoration of the building), or perhaps relax and enjoy some nice refreshments at the café.
Casa Natal was the birthplace of the famous artist and is located just a few minutes away from the Picasso Museum. In this building, you’ll find exhibition rooms, pictures and an idea of what life was like for Picasso during his earlier years in Málaga.
Many people mistake Casa Natal for the museum and don’t visit the actual one, but since they’re so close together, you could easily visit both in the same day.
What else is there to see and do?
Housed in the Palacio de Buenavista in the heart of the city’s Historic Centre, you’re certain to discover that this is only one of many incredible attractions that you could check out. Thanks to its location, there are some incredible views of the nearby Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba Fortress.
It’s also within walking distance from Málaga Cathedral, which is another great site that you’ll want to check out if you’re in the area.
Residents and tourists alike will want to pay the Picasso Museum a visit – and fortunately for those who live in this stunning region, there’s so much to enjoy that they’re sure to find that there’s never a dull moment.