Picasso in Malaga
Picasso is known to be the artistic symbol that represents the city of Malaga. Malaga was the very first place in which Picasso portrayed his talent in his early days. Some may even say that Malaga will always be a part of Picasso. When you visit this Andalusian city, you will be astonished by the amount of places that present Picasso as their main figure. Previously we have talked about “A Tour Around Málaga” where we described the various activities to do in the Capital of Costa del Sol. On this occasion, Flamingo Tours offers a deeper insight into Málaga’s favourite son, where we will visit all the corners of the city that are marked by his touch.
Casa Natal de Picasso (Picasso’s Native House)
The place where everything started. Back in 1881, he was born in the third floor of building number 15 of Plaza de la Merced. Today, it is home to the Picasso’s Native House Museum. Considering that Picasso only lived in Malaga for 10 years, he left an unforgettable mark on the city. The Museum portrays different parts of the early ages of Picasso, in which they display personal memories of his parents, family and Pablo himself.
The place where everything started. Back in 1881, he was born in the third floor of building number 15 of Plaza de la Merced. Today, it is home to the Picasso’s Native House Museum.
Considering that Picasso only lived in Malaga for 10 years, he left an unforgettable mark on the city. The Museum portrays different parts of the early ages of Picasso, in which they display personal memories of his parents, family and Pablo himself.
Opening Hours and Prices:
- The Museum is open everyday from 09h30 to 20h00.
- 24th and 31st of December: 09h30-15h00.
- Rates are between 2€ and 4€ depending on the exhibition that is displayed.
- Sundays as from 16h00 the entry is free for all visitors.
Plaza de la Merced
In this iconic square, you will find multiple places that pay tribute to our artist. Bar Picasso is located in the corner street, as well as his Native House. However perhaps the most obvious representation of our artist is located right in the middle. Exactly in the same place where Picasso played when he was a child in Malaga, you can locate the sculpture that Francisco López dedicated to him in 2008. Sitting on a bench, as if contemplating the passage of time, Picasso waits for those who dare to keep him company before continuing on their way. A path which, in our case, has a new stop a little further on.
As we walk down Plaza de la Merced we just need to cross the street to reach Calle Granada. On this street, we will find the mythical “El Pimpi” restaurant. This place also pays homage to our artist by naming one of its rooms El Palomar de Picasso. The main reason for this was that a young Picasso used to go with his father to the studio – Palomar which was in the neighboring building as El Pimpi. Our artist basically started painting in this studio at the age of ten years old. For this reason, one of the most emblematic restaurants in the city remembers Malaga’s favorite son.
A temple to the genius that opened its doors back in 2003. His daughter-in-law and grandson – Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso were the founders of this Museum.
Ever since the Museum opened, the Picasso Museum has not stopped receiving visits from those interested in learning a little more about the artist’s legacy.
It was Picasso’s own wish, by the way, that his work should be present in the city where he was born.
Opening Hours and Prices:
- From Monday to Sunday
- March – June: From 11h00 to 18h00
- July – August: From 11h00 to 19h00
- September – October: From 11h00 to 18h00
- November – February: From 11h00 to 17h00
- General entry 12€
- Free entry every Sunday as from 16h00.
Plaza de Toros La Malagueta
As a child, Picasso went to many bullfights with his father. Plaza de Toros, located in the Malagueta district, played an important role in the creativity and culture of our Artist. On many occasions he portrayed the art showed in the bullring in his paintings and in his way of life. Picasso once said that Malaga was his ideal city, hence his quote: “Look, there, to the south, is Malaga”.
We have explained the different areas of Malaga that have been highly influenced by Pablo Picasso. We invite you to come and visit these locations to get a deeper insight into Malaga’s most representative artist. From his birth to his death, Picasso and Malaga have been deeply connected and there is clear evidence of this all around the city. In case you would like to have a first impression of Picasso in Malaga, we invite you to join our Free Tour Malaga. You will learn all the details surrounding the lifetime of Malaga’s favorite son.