PLACES OF INTEREST - PABLO PICASSO
Pablo Picasso is Malaga's most famous son. Born in Malaga in 1881, Picasso only lived in the city for a few years. Nonetheless, his connection to various venues is widely emphasized.
The artist's birthplace, Casa Natal, is now an official heritage site and museum. Picasso's father, who was also an artist, rented the first floor of this mid-19th century building from 1880 to 1883. In 1998, the building was taken over by the Picasso Foundation and includes exhibits of artifacts and works by both father and son. It also houses the foundation's offices and a research library.
Picasso' birthplace is in the Plaza de Merced. A large open space with flowering trees, the plaza retains a 19th century atmosphere.
On one of the benches sunning himself is a life-size bronze statute of Picasso. It depicts him, not as he was when he lived in Malaga but rather after he had achieved international fame.
Cruise destination - - Malaga, Spain - Places of Interest - page 3