It’s obvious that Malaga is a haven for art lovers. The Andalusian city, the regions cultural and historical hub and birthplace of Pablo Picasso is home to more than 30 museums. In order to have an idea about the city´s bests museums read our following guide:
Of course, the Picasso museum has to be the first on your sightseeing list! It’s situated in a stylish 16th century palace in the city centre. Right next to the museum at the Plaza de la Merced is Picasso’s “Casa Natal” – his birth house . Due to exhibition rooms, you get an idea of his early years’ life circumstances. Some exhibited art works are: The portrait called “The Man in a Beret” from 1895 which is one of the first canvases where Picasso used an unprecedented “Mountain Landscape” from 1896 which illustrates mountains and landscapes of Malaga. You should definitely combine visiting both “Pablo Picasso Museum” and “Casa Natal”. Both museums able you to gaze at Picasso’s classic work together with less known sketches and ceramics. Additionally, there are superb temporary exhibitions which are optional when buying your entrance ticket.
Address: Calle San Agustín 8, 29015 Málaga Opening hours: March-June:10 am – 7 pm July-August: 10 am – 8 pm November-February: 10 am – 6 pm Closed: December 25th, January 1st and 6th Sunday: Free entry during the last two opening hours.
The second most vital museum in Málaga is the Carmen Thyssen Museum. Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza is one of the world’s leading art collectors with paintings. The museum in Málaga consists form her personal collection gathered over the past 30 years. The collection which can be marvelled at consists of 230 works, mainly from 19th century Spanish artists like Julio Romero de Torres, Zuloaga, Zurbarán and Sorolla who expressed their Andalusian influence into their art work.
The museum collections include plethora of romantic landscape and costumbrism, précieux style and naturalist paintings, oil on canvas painting the so called “The Benavente Chapel at Medina de Rioseco” by Genaro Pérez Villaamil.
Address: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga Plaza Carmen Thyssen – C/Compañía, 10 29008 Málaga Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 Monday closed (except public holidays) Reduced opening hours on August 14 th, 15 th, 16 th and 17 th, from 10 am to 3pm. 24th December and 31st from 10 am to 3 pm. Closed: On December 25th and January 1st. Sunday: Free entry during the last two opening hours.
The museum Pompidou invites audiences to experience modern and contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Pompidou has a lot to offer due to its ample collection of paintings, sculpture, film, drawings, photographs, video, architecture and design. It also hosts dance performances, concerts, films, talks, workshops and mediation. So, keep yourself up to date, maybe you’ll get to be part of one of these activities. Modern utopias collection comprises inter alia “The Great Utopia” by Robert Delaunay which marks the events like the Russian Revolution, the Frist World War, the rise of nationalism and totalitarianism in Europe as well as the Spanish Civil War in the beginning of the 20th century. With his 3D printing “Imagining the Future”, Carlos Arroyo wants to draw attention to the fact that critical thinking as well as reconnecting with nature is of paramount importance in people´s daily life nowadays.
Address: Puerto de Málaga, Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n, Muelle 1, 29016 Málaga Opening hours: Daily 9:30 am to 8:00 pm (including holidays) Closed: Tuesday, except holidays and days before holidays, 1 January and 25 December. Sunday: Free entry during the last two opening hours.