The Picasso Museum is one of the two places in Pablo Picasso’s hometown where his works are exhibited, the other is Picasso’s Birthplace. However, it’s the Picasso Museum which has obtained the most fame and that has positioned itself as an icon and cultural attraction of the city. In the year 2017, the Picasso Museum obtained a total of 635,891 visitors, which positions it as one of the most visited museums in Spain and the most visited in Andalusia and only closely followed in Malaga by the CAC (Museum of Contemporary Art). 456,211 visitors. Today we are going to tell you everything you need to know about this great museum, which must be a must in your tour in Málaga.

The museum is located in the ‘Buenavista’ Palace, a building that dates back to the 16th century with Renaissance architecture when it was the residence of the Counts of Buenavista. From the Royal Decree of 1913 it became the seat of the Museum of Fine Arts and in 1939 it was declared a National Monument. In the museum you can find a permanent exhibition formed by a selection of pieces from the private collection of their relatives, Christine Ruiz-Picasso and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. The works that the collection houses are of different styles, materials and techniques developed by Picasso.

Panoramic Picasso Museum

Panoramic Picasso Museum Malaga and Roman Theater. Ayuntamiento de Málaga

In March 2017 a great improvement and renovation of the rooms that house the permanent collection of the Picasso Museum was made, gaining closeness and knowledge about the work of Pablo Picasso. Currently the Museum and the Almine Foundation have completed a project that will bring to the museum 163 works that will enrich the tour of the museum and projecting a new vision of the painter and showing works that are exhibited for the first time to the public, as is the case of The Three Graces (1923), and the iconic Cabeza de toro (1942).

In addition the museum carries out educational and cultural activities on topics related to Picasso, to promote knowledge to citizens about Malaga’s most iconic painter

Picasso Museum Gallery

Inside. Picasso Museum

In addition to the large number of works by Picasso, visitors can also visit during 2018 the following temporary collections in the Picasso Museum:

10 Oct – 28 Jan: We are fully free. Women artists and surrealism

13 Feb – 13 May: And fellini dreamed with Picasso

31 May – 16 Sept: Warhol. The mechanical art

9 Oct – 3 Feb 2019: Picasso and Andalusia

Picasso Museum 
Location: Palacio de Buenavista C / San Agustín, 8 29015 Málaga, Spain
September-October: daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
November-February: daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March-June: daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July- August: daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pablo Picasso. New Collection: € 7
Exhibition We are fully free. Women artists and surrealism: € 5.5
Pablo Picasso. New Collection + We are fully free. Women artists and surrealism: € 10

We hope that all of you who decide to visit this beautiful museum in Malaga, also enjoy the city, for this we offer the possibility of doing a free tour in Malaga that will allow you to get to know the city better, do not hesitate! since you can do a free tour with Explora Málaga.

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