Pablo Picasso, the most important painter of the 20th century, was born in 1881 at number 15 Plaza de la Merced. Declared a Historic/Artistic Monument of National Interest in 1983, Casa Natal Museum began by occupying the first floor and now occupies the entire building. In 2005, another exhibition centre opened at number 13 in the Plaza de la Merced.
The property nestles in the architectural complex known as Casas de Campos (Rural Houses) where Don José Ruiz Blasco and Maria Picasso, Pablo Ruiz Picasso's parents, lived.
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- Plaza de la Merced, 15