Picasso Museum Malaga

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Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

1. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection containing examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective. Admire Picasso's overlapping Cubist forms, his experiments in ceramics, his interpretations of the Old Masters, and his last paintings from the 1970s. Break for a snack in the garden Café of the Palacio de Buenavista, a perfect place to end your visit with an appetizer, lunch, or a drink.

Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

2. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and the Malaga Automobile Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. Entry to the Automobile Museum is now included in all tickets. The Blue Line starts at 11:00 AM from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2:00 PM. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2:00 PM. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle (closed until further notice) 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and the Malaga Automobile Museum.

Malaga: Picasso Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

3. Malaga: Picasso Museum Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

Visit the Picasso Museum in the Buenavista Palace on this Malaga tour. Discover a collection of the artist's work and take a deeper look into the personal life of Picasso.  Meet your guide and learn about the most influential artist from Malaga in the whole world of the 20th century. Listen to anecdotes and commentary on the life of Picasso to gain deeper insight into the artist.

Malaga: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Malaga: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at Plaza de la Merced! Visit the world-famous Teatro Romano with its unique acoustics. Photograph the unique Picasso Museum and admire the fairytale Cathedral of the Encarnación. Malaga University will leave you speechless as it is considered a small but innovative university. Learn about City Hall a Baroque Revival building with modernist elements! The unique Malaga Park is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. Busy and cool La Malagueta will be your next step, do nothing, leave mobiles and things and dive in! The Center Pompidou Malaga, an unrivaled art gallery is waiting to enchant you, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Palmeral de Las Sorpresas with its captivating landscape architecture, in the historic center of Malaga.

Málaga: 2-Hour Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

5. Málaga: 2-Hour Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

The people of Malaga are proud of the fact that Picasso was born here and it was a big day when the King and Queen of Spain inaugurated the Museo Picasso (Picasso Museum) on 27 October 2003.  On that first day alone, almost 2,000 people visited the museum, which is housed in the Palacio de Buenavista. You will find it right in the heart of the historic center of the city with the dramatic backdrop of the Alcazaba Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle closeby. Literally two minutes walking distance from Malaga Cathedral, this magnificent old building has been painstakingly restored to befit the importance of the works of the great artist. This tour will start in the Plaza Merced in front of the Casa Natal (Birthplace of Picasso), which has been open to the public since 1988. Then, you'll move on to the Picasso Museum and finish at Plaza Merced.

Málaga: Museo Picasso Guided Tour

6. Málaga: Museo Picasso Guided Tour

Picasso’s art is as complex as it is famous. In order to gain a better understanding of him and his art, take this guided tour in his hometown of Málaga. The most visited art gallery in Andalusia, the Museo Picasso is housed in the historical Condes de Buenavista palace. Here, you'll embark on a guided tour. You'll also save time with skip-the-line tickets.  On this tour of the museum, admire some of Picasso's most famous paintings, such as 'Mujer con brazos levantados' or Women with the open arms. Not only will you learn about his paintings but also about his life. Why did he decide to start painting with the Cubist style? How did he paint before using before this? These questions will be answered during the tour. After the tour concludes, you'll be able to take as much time as you like to admire the various works. 

Malaga: Interactive City Exploration Game

7. Malaga: Interactive City Exploration Game

Enjoy an interactive historical game through the narrow streets of Malaga and discover the city's most important sights, such as the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Old Market and much more. Before your game begins, receive all the necessary equipment, including an iPad. Use your iPad to make your way around 15 different checkpoints, answering questions and solving riddles in order to progress from one location to the next. To find the answers, use your imagination, logic, the internet or pay attention to the clues hidden around you. Explore Malaga at your own pace, in a relaxing and interactive format which is perfect for all ages.

Malaga: History of Picasso Guided Walking Tour

8. Malaga: History of Picasso Guided Walking Tour

You will meet your guide in Plaza de la Merced, where Picasso spent the first ten years of his life. You will see the building where he was born, which now hosts the Picasso’s Birthplace Museum. Then you will walk around relevant places in the life of Picasso and his family and learn interesting facts about the most famous citizen from Malaga: How was his life back then in Malaga? Who was his family? What inspired his artwork? You will find out during the tour! You will discover the most relevant places in the city related to Picasso's life but also the main monuments of Malaga, like the Cathedral, the Alcazaba Fortress, the Roman Theatre or the bullring that inspired Picasso`s first oil painting. All of them have a fascinating history which you will get to know. Finally, your guide will give you useful tips and advice to get the most out of your stay in the city.

Málaga: Private Personalized Walking Tour

9. Málaga: Private Personalized Walking Tour

Get to know all the best bits of Malaga on a personalized walking tour. Choose what you want to see and enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off. Itinerary You can choose to see the city's many places of interest: the cathedral, Plaza de la Constitución, the Picasso Birthplace Museum, the ancient remains of the Roman Theatre, the Moorish Alcazaba, the statue of Hans Christian Andersen... You'll also get to see the Costa del Sol's most symbolic sights, like the Calle Larios shopping street and the Plaza de la Marina. Choose the itinerary that suits you the best, or follow our recommended itinerary and adapt it to your tastes. Your guide can also recommend the best places in Malaga for tapas and where to enjoy a good show. Your private tour will finish at your hotel, in the center of Malaga, or elsewhere that you've chosen. Hotel pick up The guide can come to your hotel to pick you up (provided it is central) or alternatively you can meet in another place that suits you. If you wish to follow the recommended itinerary, the best place to start the tour is the Plaza de la Marina, next to the tourist information point. Important information This tour does not include entrance to museums and monuments. If you wish to visit a particular site, please make your guide aware so that payment for entry can be arranged.

Malaga: Private Plaza de la Merced, City Center, & Port Tour

10. Malaga: Private Plaza de la Merced, City Center, & Port Tour

During this 2-hour walking tour, you'll learn about Malaga, one of the world's oldest cities. On this guided tour of Málaga you will start at the famous Plaza de la Merced. Travel through Malaga with a local guide, visiting the city's most significant landmarks and learning about its history, traditions, and culture. Discover Pablo Ruiz Picasso's birthplace. See the church where he was christened, and Picasso's museum, which has an extensive collection of his paintings. As you pass by the remnants of the Roman Theatre, you will learn about the Roman Empire. Stroll through Calle Larios, admiring the beauty of Malaga Cathedral, explore the Paseo de los Curas and enjoy the charm of Malaga's Port. Discover Constitution Square, Pablo Picasso, the Alcazaba and continue your journey by visiting the city's major market, the Atarazanas Market.

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What people are saying about Picasso Museum Malaga

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4.3 / 5

based on 2,052 reviews

Fascinating artworks which I’ve seen very little of previously. Did convince me that Picasso was fantastically talented but equally stunningly mad! One particular painting of a rather grotesque female nude, who’s real life photo showed a sophisticated beautiful woman. Well worth the visit.

We booked the ticket and audio guide for the Picasso museum and it was excellent! It was easy to follow the audio guide and it was very informative. You could move at your own pace, which was nice. I have a much better understanding of Picasso after this tour!

interesting way to tell about the cubism and Picasso's personal life. I love it

Beautiful and organized museum. Loved all exhibits!

Very knowledgeable, loved every single minute there