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Pablo Ruiz Picasso birthplace

by Jorge Sanchez - 3 years, 2 months ago

I visited Málaga during a whole day coming by ferry from Melilla. I arrived to the port that city early in the morning and my bus to Barcelona was in the evening, so I had many hours left. The Catedral de la Encarnación was my first visit. After breakfast in a cafeteria near the port I went inside I asked for it to the people and located it. It was already opened so early in the morning and could assist to the Mass service with organ music. Málaga is very rich in monuments and I could not see all of them. During that day, apart from the cathedral, I visited the Museum Picasso and the Alcazaba, plus several churches in the historical part of the city and the pedestrian street Larios. I missed the Roman Theater, the famous botanical garden, the beaches of Costa del Sol and some other places of lesser touristic importance. The entrance to the house where was born Pablo Picasso was free of charge, but in the museum I paid an entry fee. It was very modern, but I found that there were not many painting as I had expected. People working in the museum told me, disappointed, that Picasso left Málaga when he was 10 years old, to move to La Coruña (in Galicia), with his family, and never returned to Málaga. The local people and Málaga authorities would have liked to see him again when he was already famous, but no, he never visited his hometown again. He even died in France. Anyway, Málaga and its inhabitants consider him a hero. In the evening I boarded a bus to Barcelona.


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