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“Nice museum but patronising staff”

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Málaga Picasso Museum Guided Tour For Small Groups
Ranked #17 of 210 things to do in Malaga
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice museum but patronising staff”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Nice old building which has been customised to be the Picasso museum. We paid for the Picasso exhibition and the additional exhibition...which the lady on the desk automatically charged us for without asking if we wanted both! A bit naughty / cheeky.

When you walk around the staff are grumpy and ask to see your ticket all the time. If you so much as lean on a wall or get too close to the pictures (some of the details are miniscule) then they race over to tell you off which is ludicrous and overly officious. They don't you take photos of anything, even without a flash.

There's a video room near the exit playing a 10 min long film featuring an interview with Picasso's photographer. I was engrossed with this, along with other people, but it was spoilt by a young couple who for some ridiculous reason had brought their screaming toddler to the museum who was WAILING in the nearby toilets, spoling everyone's enjoyment. At one point, 3 people stood up to leave the room to try to find the irresponsible and selfish parents!

If the museum wants to be taken seriously then they should not allow entry to anyone under 7 years of age as they are too young to appreciate art, they get bored and irritate everyone else.

Visited November 2012
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“This is what we came to Malaga to see...”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

It did not disappoint! Well worth the entrance fee we thouroughly enjoyed our visit. It was wonderful to see the older work. The building is also very beautiful. The rooms are big and the paintings are well spaced so it was easy to get an unobstructed view of each one. There is no pressure to hurry so one can linger over favourite pictures.

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Nice building, indifferent collection, poorly organised.”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

You'll need to be a really keen art student to get much out of this collection. The works shown are generally inconsequential and some appear to my untrained eye as downright bad. It's difficult to understand just why the works are presented in the order in which they are. Like an indifferent piece of music, it goes in one ear and comes out of the other. The collection is housed in a very attractive 16th century building, which is perhaps its saving grace!

Visited November 2012
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Not just a painter”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

well laid out exhibition but a bit confusing as there was another exhibition on as well as the permanent one.
Fair price (6 euros I think).

Visited November 2012
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Angola, Indiana
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“Well worth the trip and traffic”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

What can I say - how would like to have your nose inches away from these great works?? Be sure to spend the extra to see the other exhibits as well - they were awesome. If you are into archaeology/history, then do not miss the lower level. 6th century BC ruins and more. Very cool.

One of the best parts of going to the museum is the surrounding area. Tons of restaurants, bars, gift shops, street performers, etc. Just walk in any direction and enjoy.

Visited October 2012
Thank Mark B
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