Here are five amazing things to do around the Picasso Museum
1.) Visit the basement
Enjoy a slow walk here learning about the Romans, because this is where you find the archeological area with fascinating Phoenician and Roman ruins.
2.) See the temporary exhibitions
If you were always curious about Picasso’s friends and their work, well, you have a chance to meet photo journalist David Douglas Duncan, through a lot of his photos of Picasso together with his family. You also get a chance to learn about the Spanish Civil war and the use of propaganda and cartoons in yet another exhibition.
3.) Pop into one of the cafes
Save yourself the impatience that will come with queuing on the line as you wait for your chance to get into the museum by enjoying a hot cup of coffee at one of the few cafes at the museum.
4.) Try to remember at least 3 quotes
There are many quotes by Picasso all over the museum, and the best way to remember them is either by trying to identify with some, or memorizing them! Let’s see how many you can remember once you leave!
5.) Continue learning about Picasso
Take the Picasso’s Barcelona tour and keep learning more on this great artist while being guided by young, friendly and enthusiastic guides, with an everyday 5pm walk, rain or shine!
- Note that the museum is closed on Mondays, so plan your visits from Tuesdays through Sundays.
- There is free entrance on February 11, May 18 and September 24.
- Visitors under 25 years, the unemployed, retired, holders of the Library Network Card and the Pink Card, large families and senior citizens qualify for discounts on the entry fee, if proof is shown. So get here early and save on time and some money!
Facts about the Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is located in Barcelona’s Barri Gotic, and has an extensive collection of the works of the 20th-century artists Pablo Picasso, who always wanted his museum to be in Barcelona because of his long-standing connections with the city. Located on the Montcada Street, in Barcelona’s La Ribera, this museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces that have been very nicely restored and joined up to create a beautiful space, and it was also been declared a museum of National interest by the Catalonia government. After the death of Picasso, his widow Jacqueline donated many of his works to this museum (even though some were already there).
Today, you will find a beautiful painting called The Harlequin, many portraits of his friends, and a series called Las Meninas; the artists’ interpretations of the masterpiece of Velazquez in the Prado museum.
The Picasso museum is one of the best museums you will see in Barcelona. It has a huge collection of Picasso’s work, including pictures from his early youth, paintings and galleries of his work. This is a must visit if you are planning to come to Barcelona.
How to get there
Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)
- 13 million visitors a year 99%
- Incredibly detailed 80%
- Contains hidden mysteries 70%
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays – Saturdays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays, December 25th, and January 1st
Take a Picassos’ Barcelona tour and visit the famous Gothic style and beautiful Santa Maria del Mar; Catalonia’s favorite church.
Go and relax after a long walk in the sun at the most popular beach in Barcelona; Barceloneta, and enjoy the breeze!
Wondering what to do at night? Then why not walk down to El Born, where the night life never ends? Join the locals and let your hair down!
Why it’s worth visiting
- This building is beautifully arranged with many of Pablo Picasso’s work that has rarely been seen, or even photographed!
- There are more than 3,500 works that make up the permanent collections of the museum, organized in different sections.
- Visiting the museum gives you a chance to see some of the most beautiful architecture that Barcelona’s Barri Gotic has to offer.