The Picasso Museum Barcelona is a museum dedicated to the life and work 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 house the collection. The museum has more than 4,000 works by Picasso, ranging from his early years in Malaga and Barcelona to his later periods in Paris and the South of France. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions and cultural activities related to Picasso and his contemporaries.
The Picasso Museum Barcelona is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm (until 9:30 pm on Thursdays). 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 be aware that there may be long queues during peak hours. The museum offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month and on some special dates.
To get to the Picasso Museum Barcelona, you can take the metro (line L4) to Jaume I station or Barceloneta station, or the bus (lines 39, 45, 51, 120) to Princesa-Picasso stop or Comerç-Princesa stop. You can also walk from Plaça Catalunya or the Arc de Triomf, following the signs to El Born. The museum is about 15 minutes away on foot from these points.
Some tips for visiting the Picasso Museum Barcelona are:
- Plan your visit in advance and check the website for the current exhibitions and events.
- Book your tickets online to avoid queues and save time.
- Download the free audio guide app or rent an audio guide at the entrance for more information about the artworks.
- Respect the rules of the museum: no photography, no food or drinks, no backpacks or large bags, no touching the artworks.
- Enjoy the museum at your own pace and explore the different rooms and sections.
Some of the highlights of the Picasso Museum Barcelona are:
- The Blue Period room, where you can see some of Picasso’s most famous paintings from his melancholic phase, such as The Old Guitarist, La Vie, and Portrait of Soler.
- The Las Meninas series, where you can admire Picasso’s reinterpretation of Velázquez’s masterpiece in 58 variations.
- The Ceramics room, where you can discover Picasso’s passion for pottery and his creative experiments with different shapes and colors.
- The Early Works room, where you can trace Picasso’s artistic evolution from his childhood drawings to his first paintings in Barcelona.
- The Temporary Exhibitions room, where you can enjoy different thematic shows that showcase Picasso’s connections with other artists and movements.