A lot of the Museums and sites in Málaga are closed on Mondays (during the winter months) so we decided to make Day 3 (Tuesday) our full-on tourist day complete with the “hop-on, hop-off” bus tour. We hopped off at “Cafe con Libros” in Plaza de la Merced. The outdoor seating area included swings:
Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga but left when he was nineteen years old and never came back (not even for a visit). Even though he had a “distant” relationship with the city, there’s a lovely Picasso Museum just off the Plaza de la Merced. The pieces on view in the permanent collection showcases eight decades of his artwork. It was fun to go through the museum with my daughter who hasn’t seem much of Picasso’s work ~ wish I had some of her reactions on video. Nothing like seeing the nude acrobat painting for the first time and trying to figure out which end is up. The entrance fee is €6 and well worth it. Logan was free. It’s closed on Mondays except in July and August. Photography is prohibited and backpacks must be checked at the desk.
More of Málaga from the bus tour:
Seems everyone rides motorcycles/scooters around town.
Just before sunset, we went to see the Alcazaba (Palace/Fortress) which was built in the 11th century for the ruling Muslims. We were the last people to enter for the day and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Entrance fee for both of us was €2.55. What a bargain for a chance to see a beautiful location, high on a hill, overlooking Málaga.
The Pier at night is so pretty ~ it’s lined with shops and restaurants.