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Fundacion Picasso - Museo Natal
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Ranked #44 of 206 things to do in Malaga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The building where Pablo Picasso was born in 1881 and lived until 1884 houses works and personal belongings of the artist and his family. A specialized library and an on-going program of temporary exhibitions and cultural activities complement the offer of Picasso's Birthplace Museum.
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“Alejandra was the best guide ever”
Reviewed November 21, 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
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“Great Museum, and Facilities”
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
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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
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“not much to see”
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
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“Feel Picasso”
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
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