Beyond its 16 sunny beaches, this Andalusian city on the shores of the Mediterranean has a fascinating cultural side. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, the city has reinvented itself in recent years.
POINTS OF INTEREST
PICASSO MUSEUM MALAGA
The Picasso Museum in Malaga is located in Buenavista Palace, a building representative of Renaissance civil architecture in Andalusia. The permanent exhibition comprises a selection of pieces from the private collections of two relatives, Christine Ruiz-Picasso and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. More than 200 works cover the different styles, materials, and techniques used by the brilliant artist. There are also temporary exhibitions, as well as educational and cultural activities, held on Picasso-related topics.
POMPIDOU CENTRE MALAGA
The city of Picasso’s birth now plays host to the first branch of the Parisian institution outside France. Its permanent collection includes over 80 works by major artists such as Picasso, Miró, Bacon, Magritte, Frida Khalo, and Giacometti. An outstanding invitation to explore the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
MALAGA ROMAN THEATER
Malaga’s Roman theater lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress in the western part of the city. It was discovered in 1951, after having remained buried underground for many centuries. Dating back to the first century, it was built during the Empire of Augustus. It was used up until the third century.