Picasso Museum is in the Born district of Barcelona. The space concentrates on the earlier part of Picasso's career. There are 4.251 pieces in the permenant collection. Here you will find the works divided into three sections, drawing, painting and sculpture. They cover his' early years' based in Malaga, his 'taining' in Barcelona and the famous 'Blue Period'.
The museum opened in 1963. Founded by Picasso's friend Jaume Sabartés, who donated 574 works from his private collection, to get it started. Housed in Palau Aguilar, the museum added works given to Barcelona city and a donation by Salvador Dali to the growing collection.
It now occupies five houses on the same street. Palau Baró, Palau Meca, Casa Mauri and Palau Finestres make up the rest. It has recently added a Knowledge and Research Centre with the idea of becoming the international base for studying the artist and his work.
In addition to the permanent collection, there are always other featured exhibitions. Details are always posted on the museum's webpage.
It is massively popular, so always buy a ticket in advance. It is included on the ArticketBCN, which is a great way to get a discount and skip the queues!
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tel: +34 93 256 30 00
Tue to Sun: 9am to 7pm* (including holidays)
Thu: until 9.30pm*
Monday: closed + Dec25 / Jan01 / May01 / Jun24
closes early Dec24 & Dec31 - 14:00