Barcelona’s Picasso Museum
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Barcelona’s Picasso Museum (officially Museu Picasso) is located in an incomparable setting, with five huge buildings and mansions which date from the 13th and 15th centuries in the district of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera-Born. The museum was the idea of Jaume Sabartés, a very good friend and also Personal Secretary to Pablo Picasso. Thanks to Pablo Picasso’s generosity in donating many of his works to Barcelona’s city council, what is now one of the city’s most-visited museums was founded in 1963.

After the death of his friend, Pablo Picasso wanted to honour his memory by donating a work that he had painted for him many years beforehand, as well as 58 of his interpretations of Velázquez’s Las Meninas, and figures from it. He also committed to give regular donations towards the upkeep of the museum, a promise that he more than met.

Highlights

Thanks to all of these donations as well as some acquisitions by the museum themself, Barcelona’s Picasso Museum currently has a collection of over 3800 of the Malaga-born painter’s works, which makes it one of the world’s most important museums.

The collection

The period of Picasso’s artistic activity that is most represented in the museum is that of his youth, which makes it the best place to learn first-hand about the painter’s formative years.

OUTSTANDING WORKS

  • MAN IN A BERET, 1895
  • PAISATGE MUNTANYENC, 1896
  • PORTRAIT OF AUNT PEPA, 1896
  • PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST’S FATHER, 1896
  • SELF PORTRAIT, 1896
  • PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST’S MOTHER, 1896
  • THE WAIT (MARGOT), 1901
  • BODEGÓN, 1901
  • LAS MENINAS, 1957
  • PAINTER WORKING, 1965
ACTIVITIES
Alongside the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, the Picasso Museum often organizes all sorts of activities, some which are related to Picasso’s works and some not, for example the guided visits that explore the medieval courtyards of the museum.

Tickets to visit the Museum

ArticketBCN

Museu Picasso with “ArticketBCN”

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-5% online and skip the line

Barcelona Turisme

Priority access to the Picasso Museum + Foundation Joan Miró + Foundation Antoni Tàpies + MACBA + MNAC + CCCB

buy Barcelona Card

Museo Picasso with “Barcelona Card”

Purchase

-10% online and priority access

Barcelona Turisme

Priority acces to the Picasso Museum + other 25 museums and foundations + Public transport included

Barcelona Walking Tour Picasso

Barcelona Walking Tour Picasso

Booking

-10% online

Barcelona Turisme

Walking tour and admission and guided tour at the Picasso Museum


VISIT THE PICASSO MUSEUM FREE OF CHARGE

It goes without saying that visiting Barcelona’s Picasso Museum is a must if you are interested in Picasso’s work, and the fact that on selected days at certain times you can enter free of charge is an excellent move by the museum, since it makes one of the city’s most important museums accessible to everyone. The only drawback is that huge queues form outside the museum on these days, and the museum itself is much busier than usual.

Thursday: from 19:00h to 21:30h (January and February).
Sunday: from 15:00h.
First Sunday of the month: all day.
Open doors: 12th February, 18th May and 24th September.

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Address

c/ (street) Montcada 15-23, Barcelona.

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday:, from 09.00 to 19.00.

Thursday:, from 09.00 to 21.30.

24 and 31 december:, from 09.00 to 14.00.

Closed: every Monday, closed 1 January, 1 May, 24 June, 25 and 26 December.

Ticket Prices

General admission: Museum and temporary exhibition €11€.

Concessions: €7 / €7.50 for under-25s and senior citizens (over 65) with identification, unemployed, and large families who have accreditation.

Free entry: Under-18s, members of ICOM and accredited teachers. Free entry is also available to everyone on Sundays between 15:00 and 19:00, and the first Sunday of each month, all day.

How to get there?

Metro: Jaume I (line 4).

Buses: lines 39, 45, 51, 120, V15, V17, H14, D20 and tourist bus.

Nearby places of interest

Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum in Barcelona)
Parc de la Ciutadella (Ciutadella Park)
Museu Cultures del Món (World Cultures)
El Born Centre Cultural
Mercat de Santa Caterina (Santa Caterina Market)

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