Barcelona Tour Highlights

Picasso
Museum

Google Visitor Rating
4.4/5
The Picasso Museum, albeit extremely popular,  is undeniably worth the queueing time.
 
Regardless of the perceived ‘lack’ of his cubism work, it is a magnificent collection, specifically his ‘Blue Period’.
 
When you get the time, make sure you do not miss this undeniably brilliant museum.

Picasso
Museum

Google Visitor Rating
4.4/5
The Picasso Museum, albeit extremely popular,  is undeniably worth the queueing time.
 
Regardless of the perceived ‘lack’ of his cubism work, it is a magnificent collection, specifically his ‘Blue Period’.
 
When you get the time, make sure you do not miss this undeniably brilliant museum.

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the museum’s origins 

Picasso Museum is in the Born district. The space concentrates on the earlier part of Picasso’s career. Nevertheless there are 4.251 pieces in the permanent collection. Specifically you will find the works divided into three sections, drawing, painting and sculpture. Presently they cover his’ early years’ based in Malaga, his ‘training’ in Barcelona and the famous ‘Blue Period‘.

set up by a mate

The museum opened in 1963. Basically founded by Picasso’s friend Jaume Sabartés, who donated 574 works from his private collection, to get it started. Consequently, housed in Palau Aguilar, the museum subsequently added more works, some given to Barcelona City and a special donation by Salvador Dali.

picasso museum street?

Soon they needed more space and now it occupies five houses on the same street. Palau Baró, Palau Meca, Casa Mauri and Palau Finestres make up the rest. Significantly, it has recently added a Knowledge and Research Centre with the idea of becoming the international base for studying the artist and his work.

Additionally to the permanent collection, there are always other featured exhibitions. Details are always posted on the museum’s webpage.   

top tip

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! After a GoCar tour of course!

Picasso Museum Highlights

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