It is considered as one of the most beautiful Alcazabas that you can visit in Spain.
It was built on the slopes of the Gibralfaro mountain where there were already some Phoenician-Punic remains. This position was a very strategic defence point of the city.
The Alcazaba was constructed by the Muslims during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages.
In 1997, the Regional Government of Andalusia purchased Bellavista Palace to house the museum, and Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (the artist’s grandson) donated 233 works to Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, a foundation set up specifically to establish and manage the museum.