Picasso Museum in Malaga

Located on the picturesque Costa del Sol, Málaga is a home to several people who were very important for the culture of Spain. One of those people was Pablo Picasso.

The Picasso Museum in Malaga (Museo Picasso Málaga) is situated in the very center of the city. It houses a permanent collection of the artist’s works which were created throughout 80 years of his life. The facility also presents temporary exhibitions, the subject of which can be very wide.

GOOD TO KNOW: Barcelona is another city which has a Picasso Museum with a rich collection of works by this artist.

History of the Museum

Museo Picasso Málaga was founded in October 2003. Its aim was to create an exhibition space presenting the works of this outstanding painter. Christine and Bernard Picasso – Picasso’s daughter-in-law and grandson – largely contributed to the creation of the permanent collection of the museum. It was they who donated a large part of the works that we can admire today in this place.

The collection includes over 230 works that were created in the years 1892-1972. All this has been arranged in 11 rooms and allows you to see how Picasso pushed the envelope as an artist and gave his own works completely new meanings. Of course, this applies not only to images. Pablo Picasso was a versatile artist and although he is mainly associated with painting, he also found his creative outlet in graphics, sculpture and ceramics. The most famous works that we will see at the Picasso Museum in Malaga are: “Madre y niño”, “Composición”, “Mujer con los brazos levantados”, “Acróbata”, “Olga Khokhlova con mantilla” and “Insecto”.

GOOD TO KNOW: Taking pictures and video recording is strictly forbidden in the Museum. The exhibition is monitored and guarded by security. Any attempt to reach for the camera will end at best with a reprimand, and at worst with being asked to leave the museum.

Buenavista Palace (Palacio de Buenavista

The Museo Picasso Malaga is located in the historic Palacio de Buenavista, built in the first half of the 16th century. This place has been called a National Monument since 1939. A stone facade invites us to come inside. There, we can admire a beautiful patio and a cloister with Renaissance arcades. This style dominates the entire architecture of this building. Here and there we can also find references to the mudéjar art and plateresco style.

Practical information

It’s best to buy tickets to the Picasso Museum in Malaga in advance. You will then avoid standing in a long queue and avoid the risk that all tickets have been sold out.

  • Opening hours: January to August: 10:00 am- 8:00 pm. From September to October: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. November to February: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. From March to June: 10:00 am- 7:00 pm.
  • Address: Palacio de Buenavista, C. San Agustín, 8, 29015 Málaga, Spain
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Picasso Museum on a map

Discover Andalusia

Each region of Spain is divided into provinces. Their names often coincide with the names of their main cities. Catalonia is divided into eight provinces, each of which has different tourist attractions and interesting places to offer:
ProvinceTourist attractions and interesting places
AlmeríaTabernas Desert (Desierto de Tabernas), Oasys MiniHollywood Amusement Park, Fort Bravo Amusement Park, Castillo de Tabernas (castle), Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Sierra Alhamilla Mountains. Popular cities: Almería
CádizDoñana National Park. Popular cities: Cádiz, Setenil de las bodegas, Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera
CórdobaLa Mezquita. Popular cities: Córdoba
GranadaAlhambra. Popular cities and regions: Granada, Sierra Nevada
HuelvaDoñana National Park. Popular cities: Huelva
JaénPopular cities: Jaén
MálagaGibralfaro Castle, La Alcazaba, Cathedral in Malaga, Roman Theatre, Picasso Museum, Caminito del Rey, Palacio Episcopal, Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, Serranía de Ronda Mountains, La Ciudad Romana de Acinipo (ancient ruins), Cueva de la Pileta Cave, Bioparc Fuengirola, Orchidarium Estepona, Parque Acuático Mijas, Reservatauro Ronda Natural Park, Aquarium Sea Life Benalmádena, Selwo Aventura, Castillo de San Luís (castle ruins), Plaza de Toros in Ronda, Museo Lara in Ronda, Alameda del Tajo, Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor in Ronda (church), Iglesia del Espíritu Santo in Ronda (church), Puente Nuevo (New Bridge)  i Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), El Tajo abyss in Ronda, Mondragón Palace, Water Mine and Casa del Rey Moro, La Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza, Bandits' Museum (Museo del Bandolero), Beaches in Benalmadena. Popular cities: Málaga, Ronda, Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Estepona, Cuevas del Becerro, Jimera de Líbar, Mijas, Villanueva de Tapia, La Línea de la Concepción, Bahía Dorada Coast, San Pedro de Alcántara
SevilleCathedral in Seville (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede de Sevilla), Alcazar de Sevilla, India Archive, Gold Tower, Barrio de Santa Cruz district, Casa de Pilatos, Museum of Fine Arts, Maria Luisa Park (Parque de María Luisa), Plac Hiszpański (Plaza de España), Metropol Parasol, Itálica (archeological site), Doñana National Park. Amusement Parks: Isla Mágica, Aquopolis Sevilla, Aventura Sevilla. Popular cities: Seville

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Jessica Alvaro
Jessica Alvaro
Travel has always been close to me. For me, it's the air I can't breathe without. The sun, without which I forget what a smile is.