You don’t have to walk far from the Picasso Museum to find Plaza de la Merced, a romantic square in which, at the end of the row of houses on the north side you can find number 15, where the man himself, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, was born.
Nowadays, the building has been converted into headquarters of the Picasso Foundation which possesses some 200 pieces by the artist. It is also the Birthplace Museum (Casa Natal), which along with spaces for temporary exhibitions two doors down, means that even Picasso’s biggest fan won’t be left wanting.
While you’re there, don’t forget to take your picture with Pablo himself! He’s sat on a bench on the corner of the square (a crowd of congregated tourists is normally the giveaway!)
Plaza de la Merced, 15, 29012 Málaga
Open every day 9:30-20:00.
Entry to Casa Natal (Plaza de la Merced, 15), with audioguide: €2
Temporary exhibition (Plaza de la Merced,13), with audioguide: €2
Combined ticket: €2.50
Reduced entry for over 65s and students up to the age of 26.
Free entry for the unemployed, under 18s and the disabled.
Free entry on Sundays after 4pm.