Picasso Museum, Barcelona

Picasso Museum, Barcelona

Picasso Museum facts

Málaga born Pablo Picasso is a well renowned artist, one of the most iconic and universal painters of all times, an artist who needs no introduction. In any case, a Picasso Museum is nothing groundbreaking, you’d think. Think again, as Barcelona’s Picasso Museum not only was the first of its kind when it opened in 1963, it was the only museum built dedicated to the artist while Picasso was still alive.

Located in Montcada street, in the heart of El Born neighborhood, Museu Picasso also holds the distinction for having the largest number of works in the world, a total of 3,500 items signed by the Spanish artist.

Picasso Museum Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona

The reason why Barcelona was chosen as the base for this museum, lies in the fact that Picasso had a strong connection with the city. The first collection was assembled by Picasso’s long-serving secretary who had amassed by that time over 500 works donated by Picasso himself, in agreement with Barcelona City Hall.

To make this possible, five neighboring medieval palaces were joined together and the Picasso Museum was born. Today it has been declared museum of national interest.

Picasso Museum paintings

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Las Meninas by Picasso

Picasso Museum holds a large permanent collection of Picasso’s artwork. Among the museum’s highlights you’ll find art pieces such as Minotauromachy (1935), Portrait of Jaume Sabartés with ruf and cap (1939), Las Meninas (1957), Seated man (1969), The offering (1908), Harlequin (1917) and Motherhood (1903), among many others.

Following Picasso’s footsteps

If you wish to follow Picasso’s footsteps while he lived in Barcelona, and have a fully understanding about his life and artistry, we recommend taking the Picasso Guided Tour, that will take you to the legendary Els Quatre Gats Café and Carrer Avinyó, where he lived and worked. Available in English and French, it also includes entrance to the museum.

Opening Hours & Tickets:

Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 – 19:00 hours
Thursdays 9:00 -21:30 hours
(Mondays closed)

Buy tickets for Picasso Museum + Picasso Guided Tour

Picasso Museum Address:

Metro: Line 4, Jaume I Station.
Address: Montcada 15-23, 08003

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Pictures by OK Apartment and centralasian.

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