Sunday, 24 November 2013


Carmen  Cervera, called Tita popularly, born in Barcelona 23 of April 1943, was Miss Spain in 1961, after 3 broken marrages, she married  the Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemiza.
He inherited a buisness empire, and a major art collection with pictures of European masters from 14th to 19th century, and after his fathers death his business were limited to art. Prefering the German expressionism, he became a real expert in painting.
Tita was his 5th wife, in 1986 several European Cities competed about housing the Thyssen-Bornemisza art museum, and her influence was desicive persuading the Baron to decide on the future of his collection and cede the collection to Spain. Opened in May 2006, near  he Prado Museum, in what is called the"Golden Triangle of Art". More than 1600 paintings in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, the second largest in the world, after the British Royal Collection.

In 2011 the Baroness wanted to share her private collection, she comes from a art loving family, and her husband the Baron,  educated her to be an art collector herself.  The main focus is 19th century Spainish painting, predomantly Andalusian, and finally the16th century  Baroque Palacio de Villalon was partly reconstructed for this occation. In the more than 5000 sq. m. exhibition spaces,there  are three rooms for the permanent collection and two for temporary exhibitions. Situated in Calle Compañia number 10, to the left at the end of the main street Calle Larios in the old town of Malaga.

At the moment and until 23 of April 2014, Courbet, Van Gogh, Monet, Leger. From naturalist to Avant-gardes in the Carmen Thyssen Collection.
We had a wonderful morning at the museum, then a walk along the port to La Malagueta, and back through the park, and lunch in one of the bars in the buisy old town of Malaga.
And then some shopping, Malaga has really improved, from beeing a town the inhabitants was a sort of shamed of, to make a modern but traditional south Spanish city, much of this happend since the Picasso Museo was opened 10 years ago, Congratulation Malaga!!!!! ,

The museums coffe shop.

The patio.


Some of the pictures, we had a guided visit, you get to see the art from another perspective too.

Photographs can be taken, but without flash, sometimes difficult to get the right light, but  they give you an idea.

The new promenade Muelle Uno in the port of Malaga.

Beach of Malaga.

Town Hall of Malaga.

Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre

Some tapas in the old town.

Leaving Malaga at sunset.

Again Spain is not only sun and beach, we have a lot to offer.

Have a good sunday, my man is cooking a paella tomorrow, if he lets me I will share the recipe, jejeje.

Night, night to all of you.                                                                                                                                   

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