The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a museum dedicated to the works of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. It is located in the historic district of El Born, in five medieval palaces that have been renovated and adapted to showcase Picasso’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and ceramics. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 4,000 artworks, spanning from Picasso’s early years in Barcelona to his later periods in Paris and beyond. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural activities related to Picasso and his contemporaries.
The Museu Picasso Barcelona is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m.). On Thursdays, the museum extends its opening hours until 9:30 p.m. (last admission at 9:00 p.m.). The museum is closed on Mondays, except public holidays. The ticket price is 12 euros for adults, 7 euros for students and seniors, and free for children under 18 and Barcelona residents. You can buy tickets online or at the ticket office, but online tickets have priority access and avoid queues.
To get to the Museu Picasso Barcelona, you can take the metro (line L4) to Jaume I station or Barceloneta station, or the bus (lines 39, 45, 51, 120 or V15) to Princesa-Comerç stop or Pla de Palau-Passeig de Colom stop. You can also walk from Plaça Catalunya or the Gothic Quarter, following the signs to the museum.
Some tips for visiting the Museu Picasso Barcelona are:
- Plan your visit in advance and check the website for the current exhibitions and activities.
- Book your tickets online and print them or show them on your mobile device.
- Arrive early or late to avoid crowds and enjoy the museum at your own pace.
- Respect the rules of the museum and do not touch, photograph or film the artworks.
- Use the audio guide or join a guided tour to learn more about Picasso and his works.
- Visit the museum shop and café for souvenirs and refreshments.
Some of the highlights of the Museu Picasso Barcelona are:
- The early works of Picasso, such as The First Communion (1896) and Science and Charity (1897), which show his remarkable talent and realism at a young age.
- The Blue Period paintings, such as The Frugal Meal (1904) and La Vie (1903), which reflect Picasso’s melancholy and empathy for the poor and marginalized.
- The Las Meninas series (1957), which consists of 58 variations on Velázquez’s famous painting, demonstrating Picasso’s creativity and mastery of different styles and techniques.
- The ceramic collection, which showcases Picasso’s playful and colorful experiments with pottery and sculpture.