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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 or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective, from the overlapping forms of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, and from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 1970s. Purchase a combined ticket and you will also get access to the museum’s temporary exhibitions. The temporary exhibitions change on a regular basis.  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 in one of the nicest spots in Málaga. The upcoming temporary exhibitions are : Face to face. Picasso and the Old Masters. From April 1 to June 26 (except April 19). Paula Rego. From April 27 to August 21.

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. Tour stops 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 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 ToroMuseo AlboraniaCuevas 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.

Málaga: 2-Hour Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

4. 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.

Malaga: Interactive City Exploration Game

5. 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.

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: History of Picasso Guided Walking Tour

7. 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

8. 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 : Picasso in Malaga Walking Tour

9. Malaga : Picasso in Malaga Walking Tour

Discover the legacy of Pablo Picasso and his works, which can still be found all around Malaga. Find out interesting facts about the bohemian artist while you enjoy a glass of wine at his favorite bar. Learn about some of Picasso's most famous pieces, his importance to the arts, and his life in Malaga. Visit Plaza de la Merced, Picasso’s birthplace, and experience it from a different perspective. Look around the amazing Picasso Museum, examine Picasso his works all around the city, and listen for interesting facts and stories told by your knowledgeable guide.

From Costa del Sol: Malaga Half-Day Private Tour

10. From Costa del Sol: Malaga Half-Day Private Tour

Discover the beauty of Malaga on this private tour with an accredited guide, who will tell you about the city’s history as you see its monuments and attractions. Hear interesting commentary about Malaga’s history from your knowledgeable guide as you enjoy a walk along Larios Street and around Constitution Square. Take a leisurely stroll around the old city and stop to admire the cathedral. You’ll pass by the Picasso Museum. Discover the archeological sites of the city, including the Roman theater and the citadel. Again, your guide will provide historical information on these sites. On the last part of the tour, you’ll see Picasso's birthplace and follow the Picasso route to the church where he was baptized.

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What people are saying about Picasso Museum Malaga

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,052 reviews

Great to get through all of Malaga and the surrounding area first, hop on and off afterwards and finally take the bus to the train station. Especially nice to get both around the harbor and up the mountain behind Malaga. Please note that you only drive past but not into the center and "old town", but you can easily walk there.

Many different works that he has made. The audio was also very helpful to get some more information behind the works. The numbers are also well marked so you know when to listen

Having bought the tickets online, we were able to skip the queue. In fact we arrived earlier than our 'booked' time but didn't have to wait

Jättebra service kan verkligen rekommenderas, vi fick gå förbi kön och direkt med audioguide inkluderat som verkligen uppskattades!

Very nice museum with a great exhibition. Highly recommended!