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Guided Tours of the Picasso Museum in Málaga

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Picasso Museum in Malaga

Did you know that the Picasso Museum in Malaga offers guided tours to all visitors?

In actual fact, it’s one of the main attractions of this wonderful museum. Guided tours of the museum – for adults and families – are actually included in the price of admission; however, you do have to sign up for the service at the ticket office 30 minutes before the visit. Keep in mind that numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people and minimum of 5.

At the moment, the Picasso Museum offers two types of visit to the individual public; here’s a quick summary of these visits:

1)      Getting to Know the Collection: A guided visit, highlighting selected works from the collection, led by a Picasso Museum educator. These visits are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the following times:

Tuesday: at 6:00pm and 7:00pm

Wednesday: at 11:30am (in English)

Saturday: at 1:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm

2)      Gallery Talks: The tours led by Picasso Museum educators focus on selected works from the temporary exhibitions or on specific themes. From Thursday 28 February, the museum is offering a tour focused on the exhibition Picasso of Malaga. Earliest Works. Available on Thursday’s at 6pm (Please note this is in Spanish.) 

Have you visited the Picasso Museum in Málaga? Have you taken one of the guided tours? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.

The Doll’s House Museum: Another of Malaga’s Fascinating Cultural Attractions

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Doll's House Museum in MalagaThe city of Malaga is famous for its extensive cultural attractions, and in particular, for its intriguing collection of museums.

The Picasso and Thyssen Museums are, perhaps, the most well known; however, hidden in the back streets of the cities historic centre, we can find real treasures such as the Museum of Glass and Cristal and the Dolls House Museum. The latter is a recent discovery which we want to tell you about in this post.

Located in Calle Alamos (nº32) in the cities historic centre, this small museum allows visitors to enter the beautiful world of miniatures which in some cases date back several centuries.  Read More…

Christmas in Málaga [Photo Essay]

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I love heading in to the centre of Málaga with the family and taking a leisurely stroll around the city’s centre and the new ‘Muelle Uno’ waterfront. Although a little cooler in the winter months, it still makes for a fantastic afternoon out! A few days ago we took a drive in to Málaga to experience the impressive and, now famous, Christmas light display and enjoy a quiet drink on the waterfront.

Here’s a summary of our afternoon… in photos!

Muelle Uno in Malaga

A beautiful afternoon @muelleuno waterfront

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A Nativity Scene Made Completely out of Plasticine!

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Plasticine Nativity Scene in Malaga

A few days ago one of our colleagues from the commercial department, Inma, visited a unique and somewhat different Christmas nativity scene in Malaga… one made of plasticine!

The cultural department of Malaga’s town hall is exhibiting this nativity scene – created by the Educa Foundation – over the Christmas period. This wonderful 40 square metre exhibition is made up of more than 200 figures made of plasticine. Apparently they needed 35 kilos of plasticine and three months of hard word to put this masterpiece together.

As you can see in the photos, the attention to detail is unbelievable and certainly breaks the molds of the more traditional Nativity scenes! Read More…

12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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12 things to do at christmas in BenalmadenaAlthough not the high season here on the Costa del Sol, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes…

#1 Visit one of the many tradition Christmas Markets on the Coast . You’ve got two nice markets here in Benalmadena but a trip to Malaga’s city centre is also highly recommended as they too have a popular market.

#2 Selwo Marina is open form the 22nd December 2012 to the 6th January 2013 and offers a great day out for all the family. With a spectacular Dolphin show and the only Penguinarium in Andalucia, it’s definitely one to put on your list.

#3 Time to head in to Málaga city centre and see the impressive Christmas light display. You can get the train from Arroyo de la Miel straight into the centre of Málaga; easy and cheap! Well worth a visit! Read More…

3 Local Christmas Markets you can Visit Over the Festive Season

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Christmas Markets on the Costa del SolChristmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!

There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year. Read More…

Cervantes Theatre Stage Gets Frozen for ‘The Nutcracker on Ice’

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Nutcracker on Ice in Malaga

The stage of the famous Cervantes Theatre in Málaga will be transformed into an ice skating rink in December as it welcomes a spectacular and unique show: The Nutcracker on Ice.

The show is produced and performed by the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars under the artistic direction of Tony Mercer, one of the world’s leading creators of contemporary theatre on ice. Inspired by A.Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s famous story ‘The Nutcracker and the King of Mice’ and featuring the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky, the show is sure to be a big hit! Read More…

WWE Smackdown World Tour Lands in Málaga

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WWE Smackdown World Tour en MalagaAre you a fan of WWE Wrestling? How about your kids? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you are in for a real treat!

On Friday 9th November 2012, WWE and its Smackdown World Tour will be visiting Malaga for an unbelievable night of wrestling entertainment. It’s not often that these stars of the WWE visit Spain let alone Malaga so this is a unique opportunity to see all tour favourite wrestling stars live and in the flesh.

This Smackdown World Tour event will feature some great bouts including:

  • A Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show
  • A Fan’s Choice Match featuring Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler

Apart from these epic encounters, fans will be treated to lots more entertainment with their favourite wrestlers including: Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Natalya and lots more…

Tickets are now on sale at www.elcorteingles.es/entradas  and range between €20 for the cheapest seats and €80 for getting right up close to the action.

The event will be held at the ‘Palacio de los Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena’ at the entrance to Málaga and starts at 7:30pm on the evening of the 9th November.

Are you a WWE wrestling fan? Are you planning on going to watch Smackdown inMalaga? Let us know in the comments below. :-)

Placido Domingo Concert in Malaga’s Cervantes Theatre

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Concierto Placido Domingo en Malaga

He was supposed to conduct the Malaga Filarmonic Orchestra for the ‘Placido Domingo Festival’, a lirical gala planned for the evening of the 26th October at the Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, but in actual fact Placido Domingo will be delighting the crowd with his powerful voice.

Fans of the famous tenor will want to take advantage of this unique opportunity as it will be the first time he performs in Málaga.

This fantastic evening of entertainment will also feature two of the most important stars in the world of opera: Tenor, Vittorio Grigolo and Grammy award winning soprano, Ana María Martínez. They will be accompanied on stage by legendary guitarist Ángel Romero in a programme that includes music by Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Catalani and Gounod. Placido Domingo has also confirmed that he will be performing ‘zarzuela’ and will conduct ‘one or two’ musical pieces during the gala.

The festival starts at 9:00pm and tickets are available from €24. More information about the event is available at the Teatro Cervantes website www.teatrocervantes.com or at the festival website at www.placidodomingofestival.com .

Training Day IV: Darth Vader’s Troops Invade the Streets of Malaga

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501st Legion Spanish Garrison in Malaga

Next Saturday the 22nd September 2012, the streets of Málaga will be invaded by the evil imperial troops of Darth Vader! But fear not, we aren’t really under attack; this unique spectacle is actually a well rehearsed and staged event organised by the 501st Legion Spanish Garrison.   Read More…

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