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The guide to visit Picasso Museum in Malaga

When the Picasso Museum in Malaga was inaugurated in 2003, the entire city felt it had done justice to the brilliant artist: it already had a space that valued his legacy in the city where he was born.

We are not talking about just any art gallery, but about the most visited in Andalusia. If you visit Malaga you should reserve a few hours for it, and then we will give you all the information to get the most out of the tour.

How to get to the Picasso Museum in Malaga

The museum is located in the historic center of Malaga, near the Cathedral, the Alcazaba and the Roman Theater. It has no loss.

If you need to get there by bus, the closest stops are Paseo del Parque-Ayuntamiento, from the south, and Plaza de la Merced if you arrive from the north. If you use a private vehicle, the closest public car parks are Plaza de la Marina and Alcazaba.

Opening hours of the Picasso Museum of Malaga

The museum is open from Monday to Sunday without interruption, but depending on the time of year it will be at a different time: from March to June, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; July and August, from 11am to 7pm; September and October, from 10 am to 7 pm; and from November to February, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are special hours on December 24 and 31, in addition to January 5: from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, on December 25, January 1 and 6 it is closed.

Access is possible until half an hour before closing, and 10 minutes after it begins the eviction of rooms.

Price of the Picasso Museum and free entrance to the museum

General admission is priced at 9 euros, but there are reduced rates for people over 65 years old, people who have the Young Euro card and accredited students who are not over 26 years old.

Every Sunday, during the last two hours of opening, the museum can be visited free of charge. The same happens on Andalusia Day, International Museum Day and World Tourism Day, which are respectively on February 28, May 18 and September 27. In any case, it is convenient that you inform yourself through the space itself to corroborate when the entrance to the Picasso Museum in Malaga is free.

It is also worth mentioning that the Picasso Museum tickets can be purchased in advance on the official website, and can be shown in print or on the mobile phone to enter.

What works can we see in the Picasso Museum in Malaga?

The Picasso Museum collection offers a thematic and chronological journey through the painter’s work through some 200 works: paintings, drawings, graphic works, sculptures, ceramics, a tapestry and a linoleum sheet. They testify to the stages through which the painter passed: the blue, the pink, the analytical cubism, the synthetic, the neoclassical, etc. Among the outstanding works is “Woman with raised arms”, from 1936; Jacqueline seated, from 1954; or the sculpture “Tended Bather”, from 1931.

With the general ticket you can also see the exhibition “Picasso was seen by Otero”, made up of more than 60 images in which the painter is seen working and with friends and acquaintances, such as Joan Miró or Rafael Alberti. It is scheduled to last until September 2020.

A work in itself is the place where it is located, the Buenavista Palace, an example of Andalusian architecture from the 16th century and Renaissance style that also has Mudejar reminiscences and modern elements. In the basement, you can also see Phoenician and Roman remains recovered during the rehabilitation.

Tips and recommendations for visiting the Picasso Museum in Malaga

We advise you to go well in advance to have time to see the complete collection, the archaeological remains and the place where they are found. To learn and learn more about Picasso’s work, you can get the free audio guide available in 10 languages. If you access any activity at no cost, you will have to pay 1 euro.

Do not bring very bulky items to the museum, only handbags and small backpacks. The space does not have cloakroom service (at least, it is temporarily unavailable), and to protect the works they will not let you pass if you do not bring something manageable.

We recommend visiting the website or contacting the Museum before any changes regarding visits and COVID 19 measures
Buenavista Palace c / San Agustín, 8 (29015) Málaga, Spain.
Switchboard: (34) 952 12 76 00 //

However, the Picasso Museum in Málaga is an essential visit to delve into the work of the Málaga painter, one of the most international and best valued Spanish artists. Preparing your visit well is essential, so we hope we have helped you.

The visit to the Museum can be done within a tour of the city of Málaga including a guide through the Historic Center, a visit to Monuments, and tapas tasting.
If you want a full day in Málaga that includes a visit to the Museum, you can contact us to create an experience for your group:

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