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Last updated: 06 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Barcelona holds significance in Picasso’s life as it was where he spent his formative years and received his artistic education. Although he never returned to Spain after the Civil War, he wanted Barcelona to have works he had created there as a young man.

In 1963, this museum opened in a restored Gothic palace on Barcelona’s medieval millionaires’ row, which had degenerated into a slum, leading the way for a revival of the now hyper-trendy Born District. Donations over the decades have added to the collection, including Picasso’s 58 paintings inspired by Velazquez’s Las Meninas.

Today, it showcases an extensive collection of Picasso’s early works, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and sketches. It’s an absorbing insight into Picasso’s artistic evolution and creative development, and the influences that shaped his groundbreaking style.

Logistics

Price from: £11
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

The nearest metro station is Jaume I; it’s a short walk from there. Guided tours in English take place on Sundays, but places are limited so book ahead.

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, from Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Barcelona

Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum
Picasso is one of the few artists who deserve museums only dedicated to him. His Museum in Barcelona exhibits some of his early work and youth paintings. An expert art guide will help you to discover the life's work of the painter and sculptor sorted chronologically. The different phases are explained, and you can easily understand the stylistic changes. An in-depth guided tour in a group and only in English or other selected languages. We are using the resources of the Museum to feel comfortable listening to the guide at all times. This activity includes tickets to enter the Museum, thus, you can enter without queues with your guide.

Price: €35

Min age: 0

Rating 4.26 / 5 [336 ratings]

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Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour

Barcelona

Picasso's Barcelona on Electric Bike Small Group Tour
Live the Barcelona that Picasso lived. Weave through the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, El Born and Barceloneta on e-bike, passing art and inspiration round every corner. Take stunning photos and fall in love with Barcelona's romantic past!

Price: €39

Min age: 0

Rating 4.77 / 5 [61 ratings]

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Barcelona Art and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour with Picasso Museum

Barcelona

Barcelona Art and Tapas Small Group Walking Tour with Picasso Museum
Combine art and eating on this 4-hour-long tapas bar crawl and exploration of Barcelona's art museums. In a small group of no more than eight, visit the Picasso Museum and Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, also known as MACBA, and enjoy authentic tapas (small plates) at various local bars along the way.

Price: €130

Min age: 3

Rating 4.85 / 5 [27 ratings]

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Barcelona 4-Hour Picasso Museum and Private Walking Tour of Borne or Gothic Quarter

Barcelona

Barcelona 4-Hour Picasso Museum and Private Walking Tour of Borne or Gothic Quarter
Great opportunity to enjoy a cultural and artistic private tour in a cosmopolitan city like Barcelona. Take a tour with your own private guide inside the Picasso Museum and after that get a chance to enjoy your own private tour in the Borne or the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Enjoy a tour with your own private guide in one of the most emblematic museums of Barcelona. Pablo Picasso is a genius of the art and this tour will give you a perspective of his works. In this museum you can find more than 4200 works in the permanent collection. Once this tour is finished, accompanied by your private guide you can enjoy a two-hour private walking tour either in the Borne area or the Gothic Quarter. You will be able to enjoy monuments like: Basilique of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona's Santa Eulalia's Cathedral, and other great and unique corners, and maybe even the old wall of Barcelona with hundred of years of history.

Price: €244

Min age: 0

Rating 4.55 / 5 [9 ratings]

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