Malaga – Picasso And El Pimpi Bar
The Picasso Museum in Malaga
Malaga is often overlooked as a place to visit and explore. Most visitors hurry out of the airport and are straight on the motorway leaving Malaga behind on their way to the holiday resorts on the westside of Malaga. This is without discussion a BIG mistake.
Malaga is a vibrant metropolis located on the beautiful coast of Andalusia in southern Spain. It's also Pablo Picasso's birthplace.
The Picasso Museum is a must when visiting Malaga. Take an enjoyable stroll through the picturesque narrow streets of old Malaga, on your way to San Augustín number 8 - where you will find "Museo Picasso Malaga". The main building which houses the permanent exhibition, is a national monument. A beautiful example of 16th century Andalusian architecture, located in the city's old quarter. The Buena Vista Palace was built between 1516 and 1542 by Diego de Cazalla.
Picasso (1881-1973) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and I doubt that he need any long-winded introduction.
There is so much to see in Malaga. On Plaza de Mercedes you will find the birthplace of Picasso and in the same area as the Picasso Museum is the stunning Cathedral, well worth a visit.
Opening Hours and Admission
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10 am to 8 pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 10 am to 9 pm
Sundays and public holidays: 10 am to 8 pm
December 24th and 31st: 10 am to 3 pm
Closed on Mondays, December 25th and January 1st
Ticket sales cease 30 minutes before closing time.
Free entrance last Sunday of every month.
free guided visit in English is included
in the price of admission every Wednesday at 11.30am
Reduced fees (50%):
Visitors over 65
Students under 26 with valid identification
Groups of more than 20 people (by appointment)
Youths aged 18 and younger (children under 12 and younger accompanied by an adult)
Holders of Euro Youth Card
Please book your visit
Please confirm your visit 10 days in advance
+34 952 228 990
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
Groups of 20 and over get a 50% discount when paying in advance
(Discounts are not available at the Museum admission desk)
El Pimpi Bar
After indulging yourself in the paintings of Picasso don’t miss out on the Bodega Bar El Pimpi right behind the Museum. An old fashioned atmospheric bar decorated with old posters, hanging plants and old wine barrels signed by celebrities. El Pimpi can also be accessed from Calle Granada. The bar has different rooms and patios and welcomes both smokers and non smokers.
Famous for its sweet wine, celebrity guests like Antonio Banderas and its tasty tapas - El Pimpi makes your lunch break in the center of Malaga an atmospheric event in a relaxed, authentic Andalusian Interior.
Evenings and the high season can be a crowded experience, but spring and autumn afternoons are usually more quiet. The prices are very reasonable.
Take your time. Enjoy the wine, the olives, the tapas and the fresh bread - Andalusian style in Picasso's Malaga. You are not in a hurry. There is always manana and El Pimpi doesn't close until 2.30 in the morning.
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