Back Home Next

Tourists go to Málaga mainly for the large Picasso museum here, which houses Guernica, home at last in Spain in the post-Franco era. The artist had stipulated that the painting should never enter Spain until the fascist dictator had died.

The museum is housed in a lovely old mansion beautifully remodeled. The entrance is a bit hard to find, and security is very high. Not only is photography forbidden—you have to check your camera at the entrance. So I have no photos from the museum.

However, we also paid a brief visit to the Alcazaba (a Moorish castle) and the Roman theater excavated below it. Above, the view of the theater seats from behind the stage, with the walls of the Alcazaba rising on the hill behind it.