Located just a few kilometers from the city center, in an old tobacco factory, is the first overseas Saint Petersburg State Russian Museum. Meander through the rich historical past of Russia through an amazing collection of hundreds of Russian artworks including the world-famous “Four Seasons.” Keep with the trend and get the true feel of Málaga through a walking visit to four different tapas bars or restaurants, a fun and relaxed evening that will give you the full Andalucían experience.
The Picasso Museum, which is housed in the Palacio de Buenavista, is one of the best museums in Málaga. It features several great works of the famous artist: classic works like “Portrait of Paulo with White Hat” and “Olga Kokhlova with Mantilla.” Enjoy a walk through the cobbled streets of his hometown after, discovering his passion and genius in an entirely new light.
Located in the Plaza de la Merced in the heart of the historic center of Málaga, Casa Natal Picasso (the birthplace of Picasso) is a place to learn more about the life and works of the world famous artist. This magnificent museum displays interesting artifacts, ceramics, and paintings done by Picasso and his father. As a special treat, you can see the personal mementos of the Picasso family.
The most recent newcomer in the art-world of Málaga is the eye-catching Pompidou Centre, focused on modern art. Divided into seven sections, the actual collection features several interesting 20th century masterpieces such as the flowered hat by Picasso and “Women in an interior” designed by Leger. One of the must-see exhibitions in the museum is “The Frame,” a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo: as vibrant and eye-catching as Málaga itself.
The Picasso Museum, in the heart of the Gothic quarter, is one of the most highly visited museums in Spain, features a wide selection of artworks by Pablo Picasso, with over 3,500 permanent collections of impressive pieces. One of the most popular paintings is the Portrait of Señora Canals. Other incredible artworks include “Margot and the Dwarf Dancer,” and “First Communion.”
This art gallery has several painting collections by Miró, dating as far back as 1914. Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, is also home to a variety of magnificent contemporary sculptures and sketches including “Mercury Fountain” by Alexander Calder. The building is also a work of wonder, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, with expansive gardens and dazzling views of Barcelona.
If you are looking for the best place to learn more about the evolution and history of Catalonia, a region rich with culture (and saturated with delicious wines) then plan your visit to Museu d'Història de Catalunya. This lively museum is divided into eight time periods – The Roots, Our Sea, Birth of a Nation, On the Periphery of an Empire, Steam and Nation, Bases of the Revolution, The Electric Years and Defeat and Recovery. A perfect start to any Spanish getaway, it organizes all of the eras into one comprehensive, beautiful, and eye-opening whole. After, travel further south and taste your way through history.
Opened in 1974, the Dali Theatre-Museum has over 1,500 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, sketches, photography, and much more. Lovers of arts will find the gallery "Dalí·Jewels" very interesting – which houses a gilded collection of gems, of which the old “Owen Cheatham” is the most impressive. This museum is a good excuse as any to escape to northern Catalonia and sample some truly volcanic cuisine.
The MNAC (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya) showcases spectacular artworks spanning from the 10th through 20th centuries. A highlight of the museum is the Picasso Room, “Sala de Picasso,” which showcases several impressive artworks of the legendary artist. One of the most prominent artworks found in the museum includes the 1927 "Woman in Hat and Fur Collar" (Marie-Thérèse Walter). Did you know it’s not far from elBulli Lab from Ferran Adrià?
Housed in the Nadal and Marquès de Llió buildings on Barcelona’s Carrer Montcada - right at the Gothic quarter heart -, the MCMB opened its doors to the public on Saturday, 7 February 2015. The Museum serves as a platform for the conservation, presentation, diffusion, and social outreach of the artistic heritage and knowledge of Asian, African, American and Oceanic cultures. It exposes the cultural heritage amassed by Barcelona and its collectors since the late 1940s and it provides first class evidence of the relationship between man and the universe, his beliefs and rituals.
We have assembled a list of the must-see museums and galleries of the Spanish Mediterranean‘s lavish art scene, from Barcelona to Málaga. From the relaxed, sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean from North to South, Spain is an ancient cultural melting pot, boasting monuments from the various empires that once ruled our wide-ranging landscapes. We reverently hold on to this past while mixing it – ever so skillfully – with the changing tides of modern-day Spain and with influences from around the world. However, a trip to the inspiring blue Spanish Mediterranean featuring some amazing museums is amateur hour: make your trip stand out by matching one, or several, of these suggestions with our amazing cuisine or wide-ranging wines.