Malaga: Mad for Picasso

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While Malaga was the last of Picasso’s favored cities to receive an official Picasso museum—following Barcelona and Paris—the artist’s birthplace has wasted no time capitalizing on all things Pablo.

Banners strewn throughout town celebrate the legacy of the city’s favorite son. Other evidence of the time he spent there can be found in an assortment of products and one-of-a kind snapshots on the walls of cafes and bars.

From the official Pablo Picasso Museum, located at the eastern edge of the old town, one can take a short stroll north and find the artist’s family home, now a museum of family heirlooms and early sketches by Picasso. In the same square, the Picasso Foundation has opened a satellite gallery, showcasing a small permanent collection as well as traveling expositions.

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