Plaza de la Merced 15. Malaga
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9.30 am to 8 pm.
Admission: € 2
Although Picasso is arguably Malaga’s most famous son, the artist only spent ten years of his life in this city.
He was born in Malaga on 25 October 1881 and lived in the corner house on the first floor of the building on the Plaza de la Merced. The property was built in 1861 by the architect Diego Clavero.
In the square you will also find a bronze sculpture of Picasso, sitting on a bench.
Picasso’s father was an artist, art teacher and curator. In 1891 the family moved to La Coruña in the Northwest of Spain, and a few years later, in 1895, they moved to Barcelona.
Here, Picasso began his studies at the Art Academy. Two years later he moved to Madrid to continue his studies. Then, in the early 20th century, he moved to Paris.
Although it’s fun to take a look inside, do not expect to find a large collection here.
The Picasso Malaga Museum foundation has managed to display some beautiful works in a room on the ground floor and the house itself gives a good idea of how the family lived at the time.
Pick up an audio guide at the entrance next to the shop for explanations in English to accompany your tour of the property.