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Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum (Fundacion Picasso)
Plaza de la Merced 15, 29012 Malaga, Spain (Centro)
34 952 06 02 15
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Ranked #30 of 89 attractions in Malaga
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
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Scotland
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Free!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The exhibition was by a friend of Picasso who tended to go for depictions of glass and roses. He did a funny painting in the style of Picasso which I appreciated.

Visited June 2013
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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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“Very interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The museum is a combination of rooms in Picasso's original parental home in Malaga and of memorabilia from his life in Malaga. There are pieces of furniture, items of clothing, personal effect (a very elegant and ornate pair of theatre binoculars which were a gift to him mother from General Espartero, the progressive XIX century general), reproduction of documents, and photographs. The way the collection is organised is very good, and the audio guide (available in several languages) is clear and well paced (even though there are some disconnects with the room-to-room order here and there). The visit lasts less than an hour and is very with the time. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2013
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Good pictures and information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It would be a mistake not to visit Picasso Museum in his place of birth. The museum is quite small but has some fine pictures. It has a good amount of information and the film which includes scenes of the fascist bombing of Guernica are quite moving.
The armed staff are a bit off putting and a touch surly. Unless you like piles of stones don't bother with the archaeological cellar.
There is some great graffiti not far away toward the Arab baths that would have made Picasso stop and look!

Visited April 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A good insight into Picasso's childhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

After visiting the Barcelona and Malaga Picasso museums, the Casa Natal helped give further insight into the artist's early years. My sense is that he must have enjoyed a delightfully happy childhood, playing in the Plaza Merced outside whenever he was not using his father's paintbrushes indoors! You can quickly see how some key themes in his adult work had deep roots in his childhood experiences. The free audio guide is recommended, and added to my enjoyment of this small but well laid out museum.

Visited March 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Didn't get much more than I would have from a book”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It should be noted that this is not the actual Picasso museum, but a collection of artifacts and a small gallery inside Picasso's childhood home. For 2 €, you can walk through with an audio-guide and see photographs and artifacts from Picasso's early days exhibited in display cases. Since the original furnishings are gone, it just felt like any other museum venue. While some of the items and facts were interesting, I didn't feel like I got any more from it than I would have from a book or online biography.

Visited March 2013
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