Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Malaga and its favorite son: Pablo Picasso

Malaga is Spain's fourth largest city, on the Costa del Sol on the Mediterranean shore. Once known primarily as a port city and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, tourism has become a staple following the opening of the Museo Picasso Malaga in 2003. The sprawling museum houses more than 200 works of art donated by the Picasso family.

The Cathedral, built on the site of the former Muslim mosque, was begun in the Renaissance style but, when funding ran out, was eventually completed in the Baroque style.

                                        The Bishop's residence, astide the square behind the Cathedral.

The Picasso works are grouped by style, or period. Picasso painted the below portrait of his sister while he was still in his teens.

                       Ruins of a Roman amphitheater may be viewed behind the Picasso museum.

                                          The Church of Santiago is where Picasso was baptized.

                                                                    The baptismal font.

We visited Mirabella and had an excellent meal at El Lago; below is the view from the restaurant.

                        As one might expect, the restaurants in Mirabella specialized in seafood!


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