Museums redefine the art, culture and history of a city. It offers creativity a shelter to progress and flourish in a stable environment. On the other hand, people can only fully discover, understand and appreciate the origins of the city in a museum. Malaga has always been proud of its indigenous artists such as Pablo Picasso. The Picasso Birthplace Museum and the Picasso Museum in Malaga are living examples of the works of the city’s most famous son. Also, Malaga is known for the highest density of museums in a city. With 20 museums to see and explore, visit Malaga on your own to find out why it is called the “city of museums”.
Birthplace of Picasso
The museum is located in the building where the famous artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso spent his formative childhood. He traces Picasso’s life through his various goods, paintings and works of art. Find ceramics, engravings, drawings, videos and photos of the great artist who revolutionized modern art.
Picasso Museum in Malaga
The Picasso Museum in Malaga is located in Plaza de la Merced, in the Palacio de Buenavista, which is itself a beautiful 17th century Renaissance structure. The museum is very interesting and appreciated for having the largest collection of Picasso’s works, including his paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and ceramics. The museum also regularly hosts workshops and concerts, so don’t miss it!
Museum of Folk Art and Customs
Malaga has undergone many changes and upheavals in the last centuries. The Museum of Popular Arts and Customs (Museo de Artes y Costumbres) propagates the history of the city in the 17th century when Malaga was ruled by the Kingdom of Granada. It emphasizes the way of life of people as it developed during cooking, winemaking, etc. The museum is located in the former Victoria Tavern.
Malaga Center for Contemporary Art
Spain is full of modern art exhibitions, which are widely visible at the Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga. The museum is located in the former wholesale market and houses more than 400 modern works of art by contemporary artists from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Bullfighting is a traditional sport in Spain, but its association with cruelty to animals has led to the abolition of the spectacle in many areas. However, if you want to learn more about the history of bullfighting, the arenas of the Malagueta at Paseo de Reding have a huge collection of matador outfits and photos, posters related to the sport.