Athenaeum of Malaga

Historic Building in Málaga

Picasso And The Old School Of San Telmo
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The Ateneo de Málaga or Athenaeum of Malaga is an artistic-literary association founded in 1966 in the city of Málaga, Spain. An athenaeum  is an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning. a library or reading room. Since 2002 it has been based in the old School of San Telmo de la Calle Compañía.

History of the old School of San Telmo

The buildings construction was completed in the second half of the 17th century. After the Expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, the building became the seat of successive institutions, most of them related to education and culture. It has been the Royal Schools of Latinidad and Rhetoric, Colegio Náutico de San Telmo, Montepío de Cosecheros, Maritime and Terrestrial Consulate, Academy and School of Fine Arts, Normal Schools of Teaching, Malaga Society of Sciences, including Museum of Fine Arts.

Picasso and the Old School of San Telmo

In Picasso’s childhood years it was the San Telmo School of Fine Arts and the buildings was dedicated to Line Drawing and Adornment classes.,Picasso’s father worked here as a substitute line drawing teacher between 1876 and 1891. Although his son was not old enough to study here, his first apprenticeship would take place in its classrooms during the occasions when he accompanied him.

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Visiting Athenaeum of Malaga

Telephone: +34 952224002
Duration: 20 minutes

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