Tuesday of this week I hopped a bus and headed off to Málaga to see the Picasso Museum. What a great day and so easy by bus, no need to drive. We caught the 09:40 bus from Salobreña and arrived 2 hours later in down town Málaga. If you are going to the museum, it is best to get off at the Málaga Port stop. Getting off here lands you square in the historic old town of Málaga, which in my opinion is the best part of Málaga.
The streets are beautiful and so colorful, a pleasure to walk through. Entrance to the museum is just 6 euros for the permanent exhibition, however you can buy a combo ticket that will give you access to not only the Picasso works, but the temporary exhibits in house at the time that you visit. Well worth the extra 2 or 3 euros.
The museum itself is a lovely building, with an excellent gift shop and a cafe located in the internal terrace away from the hustle and bustle of the streets. Very pleasant indeed. Two coffees will set you back 4.50 euros. Upon entering the museum, you must check all bags, which they x-ray first. Taking photos inside the galleries is NOT permitted, but all other areas are okay. Security is tight so don’t even try.
After leaving the museum we had a lovely leisurely lunch at the Restaurante Cosmopolita http://www.spanish-menu.com/setlang.php?langstate=UK&UG_hodnota_id=44&sn=5 You can check the link. The food was very good and I highly recommend the white chocolate mousse and caramel apple desert. TO DIE FOR. Needless to say the diet went out the window. Lunch was 45 euros, we had in total, 5 beers, oxtail soup for 2 ( 14.00 euros) bread, coffee and dessert.
After lunch, we slowly made our way through the town to catch the 17:30 bus back to Salobreña. Cost of a bus ticket, is 7.21 euros each way per person. Now that I know where the historic area is, I am sure I will be going back in the very near future! I took so many photos, that I have had to mount them as thumbnails, just click the photo to enlarge. Enjoy!
Picasso Museum photos.
This is Bodega Las Garrafas, a restaurant that has been in this location for more than 50 years, it has a good inexpensive menu, and a very nice ambiance. I am just sorry I did not take more photos.