Picasso House Museum, María Pita House Museum, Casares Quiroga House Museum
From different eras and walks of life, but all important: Picasso, Pita, and Quiroga.
Houses-turned-museums of three important historical residents of A Coruña.
The great painter Pablo Picasso lived in A Coruña for five years of his youth, 1891-95, and the Casa Museo Picasso (Calle Payo Gómez 14; free admission) documents his life here, with furnishings and domestic objects preserved just as it was when his family lived here; also included are 27 reproductions of works dating from that period, his "blue period". Another house museum even more closely related to the city's history is the Casa Museo María Pita (Calle Herrerías 28), keeping alive the history and memory of the local heroine famous for being at the forefront of the city's 16th-century defense against the invading forces of Francis Drake. A third, the Casa Museo Casares Quiroga (Calle Panaderas 12), is the townhouse of a 1930s prime minister of Spain, consisting of four floors - an interesting look into the life and times of the 1930s.
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