Picasso Birthplace Museum

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Museum of the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation exhibits original works by Picasso from its permanent collection and from temporary loans to the museum. The museum occupies the ground floor of the building, precisely the place where the painter was born and spent the early part of his life.

Located in la Plaza de la Merced in Malaga´s old town centre and one of the most important squares in the city, the house where Picasso was born was built in 1961 by the legendary builder Diego Clavero. The house, along with the other houses on the north-east side of the square make up what are known as the casas de campos.

Picasso Birthplace Museum

Picasso Birthplace Museum

The first floor of the house was rented by Jos? Ruiz Blasco in 1880 on marrying Mar?a Picasso López and their son Pablo was born there on the 25th October 1881. In 1983 it was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument and in 1988 Málaga City Council created the Foundation which takes the name of the world-renowned artist. The building retains part of its original 19th century construction and houses an exhibition of some of Picasso´s personal artefacts and his works, as well as other works of contemporary spanish art.

Rooms: Ceramics Room contains nine original ceramic works by the artist, Collection of Illustrated Books Room, Graphic Art by Picasso Room and Espacio picasiano.

MUSEO CASA NATAL DE PICASSO
Address: Plaza de la Merced, 15, 29012 Málaga
Tel: 952 06 02 15
Open: Monday – Sunday: 9,30 h – 20,00 h, Closed holidays
Prices: Museum and temporary exhibitions: 1 €
Web: www.fundacionpicasso.es

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