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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 : The Paris of Brassaï. Photographs of the City Picasso Loved: October 2021-April 2022

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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 or 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. 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, 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 appropriate ticket selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. 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 or Premium Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry at some of the city's best attractions, including the Picasso Museum, and many more. 24hr Hop on Hop off + MiMMA Ticket inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off. Entry to the Malaga Interactive Music Museum. Malaga Experience 24hr Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to Museo MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum)Entry to Museo Casa Natal de PicassoEntry to Museo ThyssenEntry to Museo PicassoEntry to Automobile and Fashion MuseumEntry to Museum Revello de Toro Malaga Premium Experience Ticket Inclusions: 24hr or 48hr Hop on Hop off tour (depending on option selected at time of booking)Includes the same 6 museums as the Malaga Experience CardEntry to Museo RusoEntry to Museo PompidouFree drink (venue subject to change and times or free drink may vary)Admission to the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincon de la VictoriaBoat trip** is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  **Note: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.

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Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

3. Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 B.C., Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited by a large number of civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians.   Your local guide will pick you up at a meeting point of your choice in the city center. From there begin the guided tour through Málaga exploring the most important monuments and attractions of the historic city center. Start at the main market so that you can experience the most lively part of the city firsthand, while your guide tells you about the cuisine and typical local products. From there, enter the old town, walking through the most important streets and squares such as Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución. While walking around Málaga,  discover stories, interesting facts and legends of the city from your local guide. The guide will take you to the most important monuments of the city such as the cathedral, the Muslim fortresses (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro), the Roman theater, the Picasso museum and much more.  The tour will finish at Plaza de la Merced, next to Picasso’s childhood home; a perfect place to taste the local food and cuisine in Málaga along with its famous tapas.

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Málaga: Museo Picasso Guided Tour

4. 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. 

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Málaga: 2-Hour Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

5. 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.

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Malaga: Interactive City Exploration Game

6. 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.

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From Costa del Sol: Malaga Half-Day Private Tour

7. 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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Malaga : Picasso in Malaga Walking Tour

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Picasso Museum Malaga

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,420 reviews

Beautiful collection and audio guide for the amazing price listed on the app here. In person it would cost a lot more and I’m glad we found this app and the services through here! Audio guide was very interesting and there was a lot of amazing pieces on show. The Brassaï collection is totally worth it as the photographs and the entwined history of Brassaï and Picasso, as well as other artists, was relevant and beautiful. Would not recommend younger children than 15 to look at the art work from both exhibitions as some include aspects of S assault and nudity.

Very nice building with appropriate rooms to put the works in the limelight. In the off-season, the number of visitors is manageable, giving you time to linger.

In just 2.5 hours we learned SO much history about Malaga. The walking tour got us out and involved with the area. The tour was a definite value!

Flavio is fantastic for his knowledge and for how he tells the whole story of the Alcazaba

We entered without queuing and ahead of schedule. Very well.