Malaga: The Universe of Picasso

Malaga, the gateway to the Costa de Sol, is the city where Pablo Picasso spent his early childhood. The atmosphere and the daily life of his time spent here became the inspiration for some of the recurring themes in his paintings, such as flamenco, doves, and bulls.

Marking 50 years since his death, take a trip down the streets of Picasso’s hometown in search of the work and the places that imprinted this Spanish art genius. Explore the captivating port city, visit the charming Alhambra, savor Ibérico ham, and immerse yourself in art.

“When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.' Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.”

Pablo Picasso


Your Accommodation

Palacio Solecio

Palacio Solecio was awarded Best Urban Hotel 2022 by the prestigious luxury and tourism magazine Condé Nast Traveller, Spain.

Centrally located in the unique Calle Granada, in the old Jewish quarter, stands the Palacio Solecio hotel. The city’s history and Andalusian style defines this eighteenth-century former palace: welcome to Malaga.

Known as the Palacio Marqués de la Sonora, Palacio Solecio is an historic building from the eighteenth century that has been renovated in keeping with its original architectural and artistic style. The palace was the property of Félix Solesio, from Genoa, who settled in Malaga to run the Real Fábrica de Naipes in Macharaviaya, established in 1776 on the orders of José de Gálvez, Minister of the Indies from the Court of Charles III of Spain and the Marquess of Sonora.

Your Exclusive Programme

Day 1 The House of Picasso
The House of Picasso
  • Visit the house where Picasso was born, observe the exhibition hall where you can see interesting artifacts from the beginning of Picasso's home and cultural life, many works by the artist and his father, Jose Ruiz Blasco, as well as personal mementos of the Picasso family.
  • Take a private guided visit to the Museo Picasso, a 16th-century mansion, explore the importance of Picasso and his contribution to the history of art.
  • For a gastronomic break, taste some of Malaga’s excellent dry red wines with a big plate of jamón ibérico, the best cured ham in the world in a historic house downtown.
Day 2 A History of Malaga
A History of Malaga
  • Stroll the historic city centre, where our main character spent his early years. Witness the Cathedral and its wealth of influences, from Renaissance and Baroque to Gothic, walk the marble-laid Calle Marqués de Larios, a pedestrianised shopping street and visit some Spanish designer’s boutique such as Adolfo and Purificacion Garcia.
  • Visit Gilbralfaro and the Alcazaba, a fortified palace hallmark of Malaga’s Moorish past, the citadel dates back to the 11th century.
  • Relax at downtown rooftops, sip a drink, then indulge in audacious, traditional recipes for dinner, crafted with unique techniques.
Day 3 The Charms of Ronda
The Charms of Ronda
  • Explore Almazara, an olive oil mill, designed by Philippe Starck, that impeccably blends an olive oil farm and a contemporary outdoor art gallery.
  • Discover joy at a traditional winery, where you can savour exquisite wines while surrounded by medieval frescoes in a historic monastery.
  • Indulge in a feast in Ronda, savouring delectable cuisine while enjoying the breath-taking view of the renowned cliffs.
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