MÁLAGA, SUN AND ART is the first guide in this series, a good way to get a better understanding of a Málaga-born painting master, one of the most outstanding painters in the 20th century: Pablo Picasso. The first of its 152 pages offer a biography of the artist who painted Guernica and a description of the places where he spent his childhood and youth.
In this comprehensive work, readers will find seven interesting and attractive tours to Málaga’s historic district, illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps and street plans of Málaga City’s downtown. The guide also includes practical information on the most important monuments and museums in Málaga City: the house where Picasso was born, the Cervantes theatre, Saint James church, Larios street (a key artery in the city), the City Hall, the Alcazaba (an 11th-century Moor fortified citadel), the popular Pasaje de Chinitas, the Cathedral and Obispo Square are some of the charming places hidden in this beautiful city.
Also included in the guide is information on the main places of interest: timetables, parking facilities, transportation and access, as well as shops and restaurants.
The guide has a central chapter: the one devoted to the New Picasso Museum, located in the Counts of Buenavista Palace and exhibiting over 200 works from the artist’s private collection. The museum is considered the second best among Picasso museums in the world, trailing only after Paris’s.
Its important collection, donated by Picasso’s daughter-in-law and grandson, includes oil paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, pottery, linoleum engravings and lithographs. The guide has a catalogue of the permanent collection, and reproductions of the main works in the museum