Malaga Picasso Museum
Calle San Augustin 8
Hours: Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun: 10 am to 8 pm. Fri and Sat: 10 am to 9 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Admission: € 6
The centrally located Malaga Picasso Museum is housed in the former Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista.
The building dates from the 16th century and is located close to the artist’s birthplace.
In 1997, Picasso’s family granted the museum permission to exhibit works from their private collection.
By far the largest part of the collection is from Christine Ruiz-Picasso, the widow of Picasso’s eldest son Paulo, and her son Bernard. The building was restored for the occasion and officially opened in 2003.
Both the interior and exterior of the building are austere and severe in execution. The building has two floors, a spacious patio and twelve rooms with beautifully carved wooden ceilings.
The museum contains approximately two hundred works by Picasso, including paintings, drawings, ceramics and bronze sculptures.
However, you will not find his most famous works here. These pieces can be viewed at the Picasso museums in Paris and Barcelona. If you’d like to see Picasso’s masterpiece, ‘Guernica’, you’ll have to make a trip to the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid.
The museum also has a library, a documentation centre and an auditorium.
There are regular temporary exhibitions. The museum shop sells books on painting, sculpture and architecture, and small gadgets.