Visiting the Picasso Museum in Malaga: My Review [2024]

Visiting the Picasso Museum in Malaga: My Review [2024]

Is the Picasso Museum in Malaga worth visiting?

If you’ve been asking yourself this question, you came to the right place – I have been to the museum more than once, so I know what you can expect and whether it’s worth the hype.

I won’t drag you on and will give you the answer right away: yes it is!

Although personal preferences may vary, I think most people would find the museum fascinating, and time there will be well spent.

In this article you will find a more detailed overview, together with some practical tips, so make sure you check them out at the end of the article!

Picasso Museum, Malaga

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Tickets to Picasso Museum:

Avoid disappointments and book your tickets online in advance.

Where is the Picasso Museum in Malaga

The Picasso Museum is only a short walk from Malaga Cathedral, check the location on the map below.

If you’re searching for it online, use Museo Picasso, which is the Spanish name.

Location: Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Augustin 8, Central Malaga

How to Get to the Picasso Museum

The easiest way to get to the museum is to walk there.

You can use the map above to navigate to the museum from your hotel, but there are also very clear signs all around Malaga old town (see photo below).

Picasso Museum, Malaga

What’s Inside the Picasso Museum

Visiting the Picasso Museum is probably one of the top recommendations you will see for the best things to do in Malaga.

Why in Malaga?

Picasso was born here, not far from where the museum is located. The museum provides a good overview of his artistic career, but don’t expect to see his most famous (and expensive) creations on display here.

The museum’s collection consists of 44 paintings, 49 drawings, 40 graphics works and sculptures. Some of these are on a loan or gifted by Christine Ruiz-Picasso.

While the art exhibited was truly spectacular, I was hoping to learn a bit more about Picasso’s life in general and his creative process, which was not the case.

There are general information notices at the entrance to each room which will tell you about the specific era (pictured below in the post), and each artwork has only a very brief description.

My Review: Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain

Picasso Museum, Malaga

I felt like after visiting the museum I had seen some previously unknown art pieces of Picasso, but learned very little about the artist himself.

Which I think is a shame if you have such a beautiful building for use of exhibiting his work, but telling very little about his life.

If you prefer getting a more in-depth understanding of who Picasso was as a person, not just an artist, I think you will like visiting his birth home museum, at the edge of the old town.

Picasso Museum: Photo Tour

Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
Picasso Museum, Malaga
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Picasso Museum, Malaga

Other Museums to Explore in Malaga

Fancy exploring a bit more?

In addition to the Birthplace museum I mentioned earlier, there is another treat for art enthusiasts – Museo Carmen Thyssen.

I have been there for the first time this year and I loved it even more than the Picasso Museum! There is also a modern art museum in the Soho district (CAC Malaga), which I’m also planning to visit.

I did go also to the Pompidou Center next to Muelle Uno, a very interesting museum inside a pretty spectacular building.

My other tips for more quirky museums are the Car and Fashion Museum (a little bit off from central Malaga) and the OXO Gaming Museum (fun for big and small kids alike).

The wine museum in the old town is also popular, but I haven’t been there myself yet.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re staying in Malaga for a while, or just passing through, I think you won’t regret adding an extra hour to your itinerary to see the Picasso Museum.

There is so much more to discover beyond the museum, and if you love art, Malaga has will be a delight to explore!

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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