At the end of the 19th century, José Campos Garín, Marquis of Iznate, built this group of houses known as the Casas del Campo. Made up of two blocks, separated by a street, one of these flats was occupied by Picasso during the part of his life he spent in Malaga. There are a further three floors with large balconies and an attic. Malaga Town Hall purchased the house and in 1988 it became the headquarters of the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation, which conserves documents and bibliographies of the artist, as well as holding diverse cultural events there.
This museum is located in the Buenavista Palace, a 17th century Renaissance building and the most important example of stately home architecture of the period. The donations made by Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, a total of 155 works by Pablo Picasso, have been the cornerstone of the whole of this project.
The Greco-Roman temple model it represents was not faithfully reproduced in order to provide more sense of stability. The columned portico, which presides over the main façade that looks out over the Park, constitutes the building's main historical link. It remits to the concept of the grand public building, both ancient and contemporary.
On 11th April 1919 the Town Council took possession of what was to become the Town Hall, and still is to the present day. The building is situated on one of the city's main communication arteries, the Paseo del Parque where it constitutes an additional decorative element, given its character as an artistic monument, represented both by the beauty of its façades and the decoration in the interior, which transmits an air of prestige.
The city was founded by the Phoenicians, who built a settlement near the hill on which the Alcazaba stands today. During Roman times, Malaga obtained the benefits of being declared a confederated city of Rome.
This impressive building, built mostly in the 11th century, was the palace-fortress of the city's governing Muslims. It was built on the summit of a hill, adapted to the relief. It is formed by two walled areas, the lower, which is a huge space that follows the topography of the hill and surrounds the upper part completely. This latter, within which the palace stands, is also adapted to the lines of the hill and has strong defensive elements at each end.
The Cathedral, or Catedral de la Encarnación, was erected on the site where the city's main mosque had stood during the eight centuries of Muslim domination. Building on the cathedral began in the first half of the 16th century (1528) and continued throughout the 17th and 18th century, although it is still unfinished as it is missing the top part of the main façade and the south tower is incomplete. Nevertheless, this fact has, over time, become an original feature that is the origin of its being nicknamed 'La Manquita' (one-armed).
The Episcopal Palace is the name given to a group of buildings that make up a large block between calle Santa María, calle Molina Lario, calle Salinas, calle Fresca and the Plaza del Obispo. It is a conglomerate of different buildings of different shapes and styles that have undergone numerous transformations over the centuries, depending on their use.
The birthplace of Picasso, Malaga, Spain, offers a truly unique blend of attractions ranging from historic landmarks and ancient ruins to sunny beaches and some of Spain’s most noteworthy centres of contemporary art. Whether it’s a quick weekend Malaga vacation, or a more extended getaway, guests will find centuries of culture and history ripe for exploring – from the Moorish castles and the Picasso Museum Malaga to the Renaissance Malaga Cathedral and the two contemporary museums of art. Surrounded by mountains to the north and near the Port of Malaga to the south, the city centre is flanked by inspiring beauty in every direction. With its combination of mild winters and hot-but-breezy summers, the Mediterranean climate promises sunny days and plenty of opportunities to get outside – day or night.
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