3 museums to try AsprettyasaPicasso VisittheCostadelSolandcelebratethebirthdayofMalagasfamousson BY OLIVIA WALMSLEY Balmy: check out the view from the Alcazaba and the home of Picasso, below 1THE Museo Picasso is housed in the Palacio de Buenavista in the heart of the old city. See museo picassomalaga. org 2CAC Malaga is the citys contemporary arthub, featuring work by LouiseBourgeois and Damien Hirst.cacmalaga.org 3Pablo Ruiz Picasso PublicFoundation (Place de laMerced, 15; 952 06 02 15) islocated in the house where thepainter was born in 1895. the citys contemporary art Wetellyouwheretogoandwhen... Malaga 36 Monday, 12 October 2009 London Lite well worth exploring, as is the Archeological Museum within the grounds. HOW TO GET THERE RETURN f lights with easyJet (easyjet.com) departing 22 October, returning 25 October, around 114. MORE DETAILS malagaturismo.com Avenida de los Guindos. REFUEL FANCY something more formal? The Parador de Mlaga Gibralfaro Hotel (parador.es/en) is perfect for a romantic meal. CULTURE VULTURE THE Alcazaba, a Moorish palace with fountains and secret courtyards, is roof terrace. Dorm beds from 11. HIT THE TOWN SPEND an evening like the locals, crawling from one tapas bar to another. Visit the square where Picasso was born and stop in at the traditional Taperia Siglo XX1 (Plaza de la Merced, 12) for local cheeses and Serrano ham. Want more? For all-night flamenco action, head to Vista Andalucia in WHATS GOING ON? MALAGA isnt just the gateway to the Costas -- those who scurry through en route to the beach are missing a trick. The old town is filled with tapas joints and atmospheric flamenco bars, all fanning out around the magnificent cathedral. This month, with the thermom- eter still hovering around 28C, is the perfect time to visit, as the city celebrates the birth of its most famous son, Pablo Picasso. The Picasso Foundation Museum has organised special exhibi- tions and presentations, with a display of his ceramics opening on Wednesday. There will also be ceramic and painting work- shops. Festivities will culminate on 25 October, the 128th anniver- sary of Picassos b i r t h , w i t h a performance from the chamber orches- tra at the Picasso Foundation, where admission is free all day. BED DOWN ON A budget? The Down Town Hostel (hostelsdowntown. com) is just a few s t e p s f r o m t he Picasso Museum and has a glorious index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html