- Location: Located in the city of Barcelona in Spain.
- Attraction Type: Museum
- Significance: The museum has got a huge collection of Pablo Picasso’s works.
- Best Time to visit: Can be visited throughout the year. But whenever you go, try to go early in order to avoid the rush.
- How to Reach: Flights are available from all major destinations throughout the world. A number of trains also come to Barcelona from various parts of Europe. You can also reach Barcelona by boat from the Balearic Islands, Genoa, and Rome.
- Nearest Airport: Barcelona Airport (BCN).
Was it the home of the great Spanish artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso? Did Picasso ever live here? The answer is a big no for both the questions. Yet, this is the place that has got a huge association with the great Picasso. And the reason is pretty simple — it has got the most extensive collections of Picasso’s works. Well, we are talking about Museu Picasso — one of the most popular as well as the most visited museums in Barcelona, Spain.
It was Jamie Sabartíés, the lifelong friend of Picasso, who conceived the idea of setting up Museu Picasso. The great artist gave several of these creations to this friend including a number of paintings, drawings and prints as friendship gifts during their course of friendship. Initially, Sabartíés wanted to set up the museum with these collections in Mí¡laga, as the place was the birthplace of his famous friend. But it was Picasso himself, who suggested Sabartíés set up it in Barcelona citing his deep nexus with the city. Hence, the Museu Picasso came up in Barcelona’s Barri Gotic, in five adjoining medieval palaces.
Visiting Museu Picasso
In Museu Picasso, you will come to see more than 3,800 works of Pablo Ruiz Picasso, which make up the permanent collection of the museum. This museum in Spain also reveals the deep relationship of Picasso with the city of Barcelona. The works of Picasso showcased here include the works from the training periods in Picasso’s life, several works from 1917, the series Las Meninas and many more.
Besides showcasing exhaustive collections of Picasso’s work, the Museu Picasso also organizes various exhibitions from time to time. These exhibitions are of great help to learn more about Picasso and his works.
Guided Tours: To learn more about Picasso’s work, you can take a guided tour through the museum. Two types of guided tours are available — guided tours for the permanent collection and guided tours for the temporary exhibitions.
Language and Time: (Guided tours for the permanent collection)
Catalan: Saturday & Sunday (except first Sunday of every month) at 12 noon
Spanish: Tuesday & Thursday at 6 p.m.
English: Tuesday & Thursday at 4 p.m.
(Guided tours for the temporary exhibition)
Catalan: Saturday & Sunday (except first Sunday of every month) at 11 a.m.
Spanish: Saturday & Sunday (except first Sunday) at 1 p.m.
Museu Picasso of Barcelona
There are plenty of options for accommodation in Barcelona. You will find all sorts of hotels that would suit your budget. Some of the hotels in Barcelona can be listed as below:
Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
La Rambla, 109