Blog - 6 September 2019

The old town of Marbella, essential routes from Puerto Azul (4th part)

At the back of the "Hospitalillo" and through the narrow streets, you reach the old Hospital de la Encarnación, now known as Bazán Hospital, now housing the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving. Building declared of Cultural Interest with the category of Monument, founded by the mayor of the fortress and perpetual alderman of the city, Alonso de Bazán, in the 16th century, it is a Renaissance building but marked by a notable Gothic imprint - Mudejar. The foundation of the Bazán Hospital was one of the most important events in Marbella due to its historical importance during the nearly three centuries that it maintained its assistance activity.

Since its opening, and at the express wish of its founder, Mr. José Luís Morales y Marín, the Museum has been a living center of reflection and action around art with capital letters, but also especially on Spanish contemporary art and fundamentally the world of the original graphic work: exhibitions, national engraving awards, engraving workshop, conferences, specialized library, etc.

Four thousand prints are currently exhibited, encompassing all kinds of trends, graphic works by great artists from the 15th century to the present day. This museum houses works by geniuses such as Goya, Picasso, Miró or Dalí. It is a meeting point with art in Marbella where you can enjoy its lithographs, etchings or stencils of all ages.

We can make the return to the Aparthotel Puerto Azul through the main artery, Ricardo Soriano Avenue, where we can make various purchases in their multiple businesses, or return to the Paseo Marítimo, and make the tour in the opposite direction to which we begin this ideal route to stroll through the streets and enjoy the most hidden corners of Marbella.