Complete Picasso Tour
- Approximately two hours.
- Private tour about Picasso including interior visit to the Malaga Picasso Museum and birthplace museum .
Discover all there is to know about Picasso. One of the most important artists of the last century. Visit the streets of the city where he was born and took his first brushstrokes. Explore with us the Malaga that Picasso knew. We will walk through the streets and places that saw this artist grow up, including two museums, the birthplace Museum and the Picasso Museum Malaga, the most visited museum in the city.
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What is left of Picasso in Malaga? and what is left of Malaga in Picasso?
Among all the artists from Malaga, there was an art teacher and restorer of the Municipal Museum, José Ruiz Blasco, who liked to paint pigeons and who had a studio in San Agustin street. This is where most of the great time painters of the city at the time exhibited their art. His son was always at the workshop-studio, who since childhood only liked to paint. At 8 years old he painted his first canvas, and who would become one of the most acclaimed painters in history.
Picasso was born in a Malaga that had been in turmoil for a century. Perhaps the 19th century is the most vibrant century in the history of Malaga. A city that lives an industrial explosion, a modernization of the port, which then will be darkened by several negative episodes such as an earthquake, a phylloxera plague that added to the loss of competitiveness and the abandonment of the industrial activity that make the city plunge into a crisis and economic setback that will take decades to reverse.
Malaga also lived a period where great bourgeois families and their great contributions to the city stand out, with names such as Heredia, Larios, Loring, and also great intellectual groups with great projects highlighting among others the creation of the Academy of San Telmo, which trained great painters of the late 19th and early mid-20th century.
On this tour, we will explore the life and work of Pablo Picasso, starting at his birthplace where we will learn many details of his life, his family and his childhood. On the way to the museum, we will discover what kind of Malaga the painter lived in, what areas he frequented and travelled through the city. Finally, in the Picasso Museum of Malaga, which is located in an impressive Renaissance palace, we will visit the many artists that Picasso passed through in his life, from the beginnings and his most academic work, to cubist, surrealist, neoclassical painting, and as if that were not enough, other productions like drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics.
Enjoy the most interesting and complete tour about Picasso, and discover all the secrets of one of the greatest icons of the world.
Any day (Starting from 8:00 to 20:00)
* We rest on December 25th, January 1st and 6th and we depend on the availability of the Museums, which have different schedules at different times of the year.
English or Spanish, for other languages such as French or Italian please contact us for availability.
1h 45 – 2 hours
- 115€ for groups of 1-3 people
- 150€ for groups of 4-15 people
- 165€ for groups of 16-30 people
*Entrance to the museum and birthplace museum not included.
Flexible: Depending on the needs of the travellers. We recommend the Plaza de la Merced, where his birthplace museum is located. *If you are staying in a hotel/apartment in the city centre, pick-up is available for free of charge.
If you don’t know if your hotel is located in the city centre, please contact us, we will be happy to help you.
Find your guide with an “Explora Málaga” sign.
Suitable for people of all ages. Suitable for wheelchair users.
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel the reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Contact us to create a proposal that best suits your needs.
We have several options available:
Entrance to the museum.
At his birthplace museum, corner of Plaza de la Merced. If you know the location of the museum the guide will be waiting at the entrance with a sign “Explora Málaga” to make it easy to recognize.
Plaza de la Constitución, next to the fountain.
Plaza de la Constitución is the most central and emblematic square in the centre of Malaga. It belongs to the pedestrian area of our city, located between Marques de Larios street and Granada street.
Hotel / apartment.
If you are staying in a hotel/apartment in the city centre, pick-up for this tour is available free of charge. If you do not know if your hotel is located in the city centre, please contact us, we will be happy to help you.
How to identify the guide?
The guide will be waiting next to the fountain with a name badge and the “Explora Málaga” sign.
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In the heart of Malaga is located the house where the painter was born. We will find paintings from his father, belongings of the painter and his family, but above all many works of Picasso himself and many other curiosities.
Plaza de la Merced
The square that Picasso frequented the most is a key square for the history of the city. In addition to the statue of the painter, we will explore it in its mediaeval period, we will see the Church of La Merced and the wonderful central obelisk, whose history earned the city the title of the first in the danger of freedom.
One of the most traditional streets of Malaga, with many secrets and interesting details. Where Picasso was baptised and where we could easily find his father at the time, immersed in endless gatherings on art and society.
San Agustín Street
The street that undoubtedly saw Picasso run around the most. Where he would attend kindergarten, and where his father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, would have his workshop. Where so many painters of the time would exhibit their works. We will also discover the wonderful building that houses the Picasso Museum in Malaga, the Buenavista Palace and the end of our visit.
Museo Picasso Málaga
The jewel of our visit is the most visited museum in the city, and one of the first in rankings of museums in Spain. We will travel through the life and work of Picasso throughout 7 decades of the painter’s production, from his true beginnings to his last days. An essential visit that will make us understand much better the complicated personality and mixture of idiosyncrasies with which Picasso lived and how they are truly reflected in the painter’s production.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, reservations are necessary for private tours.
No problem, we will ask you for a telephone number when booking so that we can contact you in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Not at all. If you can have a nice walk around the city you can do this tour. Malaga is quite flat and on a private tour the tour guide will adapt to the speed of the group.
This tour is for you and your group, if you need to take one or more breaks, please let your tour guide know.
No problem, on this private tour you can choose when you want to start and when you want to finish, we will modify the route accordingly.
Yes, there are a couple of small hills on the tour, but it is 90% flat and quite easy.
The climate in Malaga is wonderful, however in summer it can get quite hot. We recommend comfortable shoes and a bottle of water. In summer even sunglasses and sunscreen.
We do tours in all types of weather. In Malaga it is unusual for it to rain, but even if it rains a lot, the tour will still take place. So we recommend you bring an umbrella and a raincoat.