Just 30 minutes from Marbella, we suggest you to travel to the capital of the Costa del Sol, the city where in 1808 Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born.
More than 3,000 years of history contemplate the city of Malaga, from the first establishment Fenicio to this day, the guided tour that we propose becomes a journey through time by different civilizations that once left their steps in Málaga, until cultural, friendly and cosmopolitan city.
In the Plaza de la Merced, place of the first games of Picasso you can find a museum which we will use as a starting point of our tour route, which will help us to understand work of genius. Santiago Church, where Picasso was baptized and Buena Vista Palace, home of the Museo Picasso Málaga which consist of 233 permanent works, along with interesting temporary exhibitions.
Larios Street is the main artery, social and commercial city which will be used to divide our route; shopping, tasting a good breakfast or best and most authentic “malageño” cuisine; tapas(snacks) or “pescaito”(fish) fried, everything depends on the time.
And from there we will get into the Roman, Muslim and Christian Málaga. An artistic cultural triangle with three corners; The Roman Theatre, built in the I century BC, located at the bottom of La Alcazaba which were built in the XI and XIV centuries, which was fortress of Muslim governors, where we will find the best view of Malaga. Up to our third stop, Malaga Cathedral, built over the old mosque in the XVI century of Arabic city.
But Malaga doesn’t end here, in recent years,the cultural expansion of the city has attracted new museum offers: The Thyssen Museum installed in the Villalón Palace (XVI century), opened in 2011, permanently it displays more than 200 works by Spanish artists of the XIX century, focused on Andalusian painting.
Also,The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) in an ancient market in town where you can find The Malagueño Soho museum for the dissemination and reflection of contemporary art, with many different exhibitions, conferences and workshops which are constantly changing .
During the last years of expansion of the city , Malaga has developed two new different areas that we would recommend you to complete the visit; Malagueño Soho located in a privileged area of the city. Transformed into a distinct district for the leisure and culture. An arts district of magnificent buildings from the XIX and XX centuries. In addition, the new Port of Malaga which have been transformed into a large commercial area, with a great gastronomic offer, welcoming travelers from the cruise ships arriving in Malaga and new entertainment area for a daytime and night.
All colours of Picasso are waiting for you in Malaga.