We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Alejandra was the best guide ever” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso)

Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso)
Plaza de la Merced 15, 29012 Malaga, Spain
34 952 06 02 15
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #31 of 93 Attractions in Malaga
Type: Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Manhattan Beach, California
Top Contributor
284 reviews 284 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
“Alejandra was the best guide ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I went in knowing nothing about Picasso. I left as passionate feeling like I want to learn more. I usually cruise right through s museum, i spent 2+ rich hours there happily looking to learn more. Thanks Alejandra!

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    37
    52
    33
    14
    2
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ayr, Scotland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Museum, and Facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I managed to spend 2 hours in the museum without really noticing. It was a great overview of Picasso's work and the gallery arrangement let's you chart it's progression.

In addition I took in the temporary exhibition "The Grotesque Factor" which was a collection of Picasso's and other artists works based around the differences in the human form and how they are depicted. From the humorous to the grotesque.

The entry price was reasonable too, just nine euros for a combined ticket.

As well as the two main exhibitions there is also a cafe, book/gift shop and the basement which houses an archaeological dig site, depicting walls and rooms of old Malaga. It's not that big, but worth a look, and is a nice little extra.

Visited November 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Malaga is Picasso's birthplace. But like so many great men he left the city in his youth -- and never returned. This museum is quaint, and small enough to see in an hour. The collection is comprised of donations from picassos daught-in-law and grandson. It sits in the shadows of the Malaga Cathedral, down a cobblestoned street where sidewalk cafes live. Traditionalists will see Picasso's early work, laboured portraits. Another room holds abstract war-time paintings. Yet another room holds explosive 60-ish psychadelic paintings. His later work shows the artist in full bloom. Some are famous. The gallery houses a quiet modernistic tea room -- chrome and glass, blended teas and delicious mini-edible art. The gallery gift shop has something for everyone -- i bought a Picasso collar-less, quarter sleeved striped shirt for my grandson ( on sale for €10).
A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Malaga!

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Blagoveschensk
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
118 attraction reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
“not much to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We happened to be in Malaga on Monday, Picasso’s museum was closed, so we went to Casa Natal de Picasso. It is not big. Since it is a birthplace, it contains some touching personal objects, like Picasso’s christening dress, and very nice pictures from his childhood, with his dad and mum. It also possesses a limited number of prints and ceramics. Actually I felt somewhat disappointed that Picasso's birthplace has been left without his masterpieces. Having seen great expositions of his works in different museums I’d expected to see more in his native place.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Feel Picasso”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Its nice to see where the mistro from the south lived and what he saw as inspiration for his art. Nice cafes around the square too.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso) also viewed

 
Malaga, Costa del Sol
 

Been to Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.