Palacio de Buenavista. Calle San Agustín 8

Phone: 0034 952 127 600
Fax: 0034 952 127 607
Website: http://www.museopicassoma

Museo Picasso Málaga

The Museo Picasso Málaga was established in response to Pablo Picasso’s desire for his work to be seen and shown in the city where the artist was born on 25 October, 1881. It was set up thanks to the combined efforts of Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, whose donations form the Museum collection, and the Autonomous Government of Andalusia. The latter fostered an ambitious project to build a museum devoted to an artist whose styles and techniques changed the course of modern art.

In order to hold the collection a historical building of characteristic sixteenth century Andalusian architecture was chosen: the Palacio de Buenavista, with its blend of Renaissance and Mudejar elements.

The Museo Picasso Málaga project became a reality on 27 October 2003, when the centre was officially opened by Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain.

Permanent Collection

Examples of Picasso’s revolutionary innovations, as well as the wide range of styles, materials and techniques he used, are represented in the 155 works that initially form the MPM Collection. The selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and prints illustrates the extraordinary breadth of Picasso’s prolific career, from his first academic studies to his neoclassical figures, from the overlapping perspectives of Cubism to his experiments in ceramics, from re-workings of Old Masters to his late paintings in the 1970s.
The donation made by Christine Ruiz-Picasso, widow of the artist’s eldest child, Paul Ruiz-Picasso, consists of 14 paintings, 9 sculptures, 44 drawings, a sketchbook from the Royan series containing a further 36 drawings, 58 engravings and 7 ceramic pieces. In all, 133 works, to which Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Paul’s son and the artist’s grandchild, added another 22: 5 paintings, 2 drawings, 10 engravings and 5 ceramics.


Permanent Collection: € 6.00
Temporary exhibitions: € 4.50
Combined ticket: € 8.00

Access to the Museum is free of charge every last Sunday of the month from 3 to 8 pm.

Visitors over 65
Youths aged 11-16 accompanied by an adult
Students under 26 with valid identification
Groups of more than 20 people (by previous appointment)

Children 10 and younger accompanied by an adult
Euro under-26 youth card
Students of the Universidad de Málaga with valid id
ICOM Members

Tickets may be bought in advance by calling (+34) 901 246 246 or online.
Advance tickets can be retrieved on the day of visit at the Museum's ticket desk, on presentation of the credit card used at booking and a valid identity card or passport. The Museum and Unicaja decline any liability in the event of loss or theft of tickets. Tickets once bought may not be cancelled, replaced or refunded.

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10am to 8pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 10am to 9pm
Sundays and public holidays, 10am to 8pm

December 24th and 31st, 10am to 3pm

Closed Mondays, December 25th and January 1st
Ticket sales cease 30 minutes before closing time.

Getting there

Palacio de Buenavista
C/ San Agustín, 8
29015 Málaga

Tel: (+34) 952 127 600
Fax: (+34) 952 127 607

How to get to the Museo Picasso Málaga:
ON FOOT – The Museum is located in the city’s Historic Centre.
BY BUS – EMT Empresa Malagueña de Transportes
(tel: +34 902 527 200)
The closest stop to the Museum is Ayuntamiento.
CAR PARKS – (tel: +34 952 060 104).
Aparcamiento La Alcazaba
Aparcamiento Plaza de la Marina
Aparcamiento Tejón y Rodríguez
Aparcamiento Camas
(TEL: +34 952 060 104)

How to get to Málaga:
BY AIR – Airport Avda Comandante García Morato s/n, 29004 Málaga (+34 902 404 704 y
BY TRAIN – RENFE Central Station, Explanada de la Estación s/n, 29002 Málaga (tel: +34 902 240 202/
BY COACH – Central Bus Station, Paseo de los Tilos s/n, 29006 Málaga (tel: +34 952 350 061/
BY SHIP – Port Service, Estación Marítima, 29001 Málaga (tel: +34 952 125 000/ [ Read all ]


Smoking, photographs and video are not allowed in the Museum.
Swim wear is not acceptable.
Animals other than guide dogs are not admitted.
Food and drink are restricted to the Café area.
Mobile phones must be switched off in the Museum galleries.
Visitors are reminded that touching works of art can cause irreparable damage and is strictly forbidden.

For security reasons, all rucksacks, suitcases, large bags, cameras and umbrellas must be deposited in the cloakroom, along with any object that may be considered dangerous for the art works on display because of its size or shape. Items that do not fit through the scanner will not be accepted in the cloakroom.
Wheelchairs, baby back carriers and strollers are available upon request.

A multi-disciplinary program providing various approaches to Picasso's creative process.

A tranquil space where visitors may browse the Museum's publications and navigate its website.

A specialized bookstore on Picasso that also offers a comprehensive selection of art publications.

Open from 10:00 until 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

Museum internal and external photos (6)

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All groups, both guided and without a guide, must be reserved and confirmed 10 days prior to the date of the visit. (The group minimum is 10 people, though the group discount applies to groups consisting of 20 people or more).

For group visits without MPM guides please contact:
For groups wanting tours with MPM guides please contact the Education Department.

Venue hire

The Museo Picasso Málaga offers the possibility of organizing a private visit to freely contemplate a Collection by the artist.
Not only the collection itself is fascinating, it is also housed at the Palacio de Buenavista, a 16th century palace that has been declared a National Monument. In addition to the Palace’s own galleries, more exhibition space was set up in order to hold temporary exhibitions, and the Museum facilities allow the visitor to enjoy restful moments in a beautiful garden.

In the company of an art historian specialized in the Museo Picasso (available in Spanish, French, English or Italian), you will be able to stroll around the Museum, which we will open exclusively for your guests.
The visit includes the Permanent Collection at the Palacio de Buenavista and the Temporary Exhibition, if there is one at the time of the visit.
Estimated duration of the visit: 1.30h
There is also the possibility of enjoying a cocktail in the Palacio de Buenavista’s garden, served by the museum’s catering services.

The MPM Auditorium, which can seat up to 170 people, is located in the city center and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, presentations, performances, etc. It is available for rental when not in use for Museum programs.

For more information, please contact us at: