Visit museums with OnSpain School in Malaga. Museums such as the Picasso museum and the Carmen Thyssen museum are located in the city centre of Malaga. The visits can be combined with a visit to a tea house where you can enjoy drinks and pastries.
Pablo Picasso Museum
The Picasso museum is located in Calle San Augustín, right in the historic centre of the city, only 200 metres from the Plaza de la Merced where Picasso was born and raised. In addition, in that very same street Picasso went to nursery school and his father worked as a curator of the city museum. The building in which the museum is located is the Buenavista Palace which was built in the first half of the 16thcentury. In 1939, it was declared a national monument and still contains some of the remains of a Nasrid palace which the Buenavista palace was built upon.
The museum was officially opened in 2003 by their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain. It was created in response to Picasso’s own desire for his artworks to be exhibited in his beloved place of birth: Málaga. There are 233 works in the collection and 43 more works of his temporary loan. This collection of works illustrates a wide array of styles, techniques and materials representing Picasso’s lifelong work. You can also find a library and archive including over 800 articles on the artist, as well as several documents and photographs. Consequently, the museum is the perfect way to learn more about Picasso’s life and be deeply impressed by his wonderful masterpieces.
Carmen Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen museum is located in the heart of Málaga with its main focus being on Spanish art of the 19th century, predominantly Andalusian art. The majority of the collection is of one of the world’s foremost art collectors Carmen Thyssen, third wife of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. The museum opened in 2011, showing Carmen’s main artworks collected over the last 30 years.
The museum currently contains 230 artworks, mainly illustrating Andalusian cities such as Córdoba, Seville and Málaga itself. Most famous artists included are Zurbaran, Sorolla, Zuloaga, and Romero Torres. The entire collection is divided into 4 segments: Maestros Antiguos (Old Masters), Paisaje Romantico y Costumbrismo (Romantic Landscape and Costumbrism), Preciosismo y Paisaje Naturalista (Preciocism and Naturalistic Landscape), and Fin de Siglo (End of Century). The museum will surely bring traditional Andalusian art and its beautiful unchanged sceneries much closer to you.