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October 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

Museums give a new definition to the art, culture and history of a city. It gives creativity a shelter to progress and flower under stable surroundings. On other hand, people are able to explore, understand & appreciate the city's origins at its full extent only in a museum. Malaga has always taken pride in its native artists such as Pablo Picasso. Picasso's Birthplace Museum and the Picasso Museum of Malaga are living examples of the works of the city's most famous son.

*Picasso's Birthplace Museum*

The museum is housed in the building where famous artist & sculptor, Pablo Picasso spent his formative childhood years. It maps out the life of Picasso through his various belongings, paintings and works of art. Find ceramics, etchings, drawings, videos and photos of the great artist who revolutionized modern art.

*Picasso Museum of Malaga*

Picasso Museum of Malaga is located at Plaza de la Merced, in the Palacio de Buenavista, which itself is a beautiful 17th century Renaissance structure. The museum is highly interesting and regarded since it has the most wide-ranging collection of Picasso's work including his paintings, sculptures, drawings, etchings and ceramics. The museum also conducts workshops and concerts regularly, so do not out miss that!

*Popular Arts and Customs Museum*

Malaga has undergone many changes and upheavals since the last many centuries. The Popular Arts and Customs Museum (Museo de Artes y Costumbres) propagates the city's history back to the 17th century when Malaga was ruled by the Kingdom of Granada. It highlights the lifestyle of the people as it developed in the cooking, wine making, and etcetera. The museum is located in former Victoria Tavern.

*Malaga Contemporary Art Center*

Spain is drenched in modern art exhibits, which is amply visible at the Malaga Contemporary Art Center. Located in the former Wholesaler's Market, the museum houses more than 400 modern art works of contemporary artists from the 19th and 20th century.

*Bullfighting Museum*

Bullfighting is a traditional sport of Spain, but its association with animal abuse has resulted in abolition of the spectacle in many areas. However, if you want to know about the history of bullfighting, La Malagueta Bullring in Paseo de Reding has a wide-ranging collection of matador outfits, traje de luces and pictures, posters related to the sport.

What's more, Malaga is also famous to have the highest density of museums in one city. With 20 museums to see and explore, visit Malagayourself to experience why it is called the 'City of Museums'.

 

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