The Museu Picasso (Catalan pronunciation: [muˈzɛw piˈkasu], "Picasso Museum"), located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. With 4,251 works exhibited by the painter, the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections of works. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona's La Ribera neighborhood, in the Old City, and more specifically, it is located on Montcada Street, a formerly very prestigious street home to wealthy merchants and nobility from the Gothic to the Baroque periods. It opened to the public on 9 March 1963, becoming the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work and the only one created during the artist's lifetime. It has since been declared a museum of national interest by the Government of Catalonia.
Highlights of the collection include two of his first major works, The First Communion (1896), and Science and Charity (1897). In particular, the Museu Picasso reveals Picasso's relationship with the city of Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence and continued until his death.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
xiaoli Huang | Jan 14, 2018
Wonderful rich collection of work! Paintings line his evolution. Lots of blue period and not so much of the rose( actually the entire collection has one rose period painting). Absolute favorite were the ceramics, the photos by his friend and video too really adds perspective to his mannerisms and what fueled his creativity. The third floor is not as exciting as the second. The first floor you can appreciate the amazing adjoining of five Middle Ages buildings to create this one museum. Absolutely gorgeous as you step in and out of antiquities and modernisms.
Margaret Karaush | Feb 23, 2018
This museum is really worth seeing. Here you can see a full story of Picasso's life, which really helps to understand this artist and his style. There is a lot of his famous pictures, from the earliest to the 'Pigeons' series, including pictures that were inspired by Velasquez. By the way, it's located in a beautiful building.
Lauren H | Dec 27, 2017
My husband and I had a special experience at the Picasso Museum! After watching a woman painstakingly restoring a Picasso piece in front of us, we journeyed upstairs and discovered a free workshop making your own prints we each drew our own piece and the lovely docent showed us how to make inkprints and we got to take them home. It was so much fun and a great break from looking at Picasso's fantastic work. It was also cool to see his style change as you move from room to room.
Robbie Torney | Dec 28, 2017
One of the most amazing things about this museum is being able to see Picasso develop from a classically trained painter to the influential cubist painter/sculptor that he was. You move through his work chronologically, starting with his earliest works. There are striking rooms where Picasso does multiple renditions of the same scene. There is also a fabulous collection of photographs that follows him across his career.
Emily tracy | Feb 24, 2018
Amazing! This is a must see. However the staff is very strict about any photos and you have to buy (2£) a locker for your stuff. So travel lightly.
David H. Nguyen | Mar 16, 2018
I remember learning about in school, however, I only knew a few select paintings from him. I knew he was super famous, with some of his pieces selling for the highest amount, so when I found out he had a whole museum dedicated to his work, I had to visit. After visiting and seeing a large variety of his work, I realized, I'm not a fan. Art comes to people in different ways, I've never been a person who reads about the work, to me it's either I enjoy it or I don't. Please don't lecture me. But his work didn't do it for me. The museum itself is designed well and has good flow. If his work does it for you, this is the place.
BAYOU Amine | Mar 16, 2018
Great museum and an overall nice place to visit in Barcelona. A little crowded but very quiet. The staff are very nice and helpful. If you're in Barcelona don't miss out on the richest Picasso collection ever.
On Air | Mar 29, 2018
Great displays, decent souvenirs shop and a great building make this museum a must see in Barcelona. However, the price will put off quite a few people. Bringing your family will empty your wallet. In any case, you can roam the courtyards for free.
Tolis Dimopoulos | Apr 14, 2018
This architecturally beautiful art museum houses the definitive collection of Picasso's works from age 12 to his blue period. A must see for all Picasso fans. Buy your tickets online to avoid the queues and permit at least two hours to go through all the exhibits. There are free and convenient lockers to store your belongings during your visit, as well as a coat room. The gift shop is also very nice. Be aware that the museum closes promptly at 7pm and all visitors will be asked to leave about 10 minutes in advance.
Siddhartha Sharma | Apr 22, 2018
It is Picasso to the very end. May be disappointing if you are not an art lover but if you are.... His works are worth admiring. It is more so... because he is a modern legend...! If you are in Barcelona and can appreciate art... don't miss it. The tickets are prices at 12€.. and an audio guide is for 5€. Enjoy your time while you are there and then you can take back a piece of Picasso's work from the museum shop later.
Sandra Alexandrino | Apr 7, 2018
The most visited museum in Barcelona. Really worth seeing the work of one of the best Spanish artists. No photo allowed at all. There is a coat room and lockers for your convenience. The self-guided audio tour is extra money apart from the entrance fee. Arrived as early as possible as it gets very crowded.
Stephen Paice | May 9, 2018
Fantastic museum well organised in chronological order. Fantastic to see how the painter progressed throughout his life and his amazing interpretation of other famous paintings. Great visit. Don't forget to book online in advance to save yourself time!
Joseph Morgan | Jun 11, 2018
Great museum even if you aren’t into Picasso. I am not fan of a lot of his work but when you see how great he was as a kid you appreciate that he wanted to try to work in different ways and mediums. Audio guide was worth a couple extra bucks to learn about him and how certain pieces came to be. Gift shop is awesome. Lots of prints and mementos.
Sean Collins | May 18, 2018
I was actually shocked how much I liked this. The exhibit is so well set out with a very natural progression. Lots of information in English. You gain an understanding and appreciation for his style and develooment. The art is beautiful. Many famous and recognizable pieces. No photography allowed. Very nice gift shop (but it's not cheap).
Andrew Jeyaraj | Jun 11, 2018
Good exposition of Picasso's life and development as an artist. The permanent exhibition showcases art from various stages of his life. It is almost a good 3 hours to take everything in. Would suggest leaving it for another day if you only have a short stay in Barcelona.
Landon Whatley | Jul 7, 2018
Picasso’s work is a must see! The museum itself is beautiful and historic. Unlike any other! Also so much to do in the Gothic Quarter! I recommend just wandering up and down the streets!
Vania Velázquez | Jun 25, 2018
I advice to join a guided tour! Really interesting and full with facts, not another "boring" museum. Not only learned about the general aspects about Picasso's life but interesting facts about his persona. The staff was very amicable and nice. The museum is in good condition. The guided tour was fun.
Erkki Jaanhold | Jul 8, 2018
Comprehensive museum of one person. You will get a thorough overview of Picasso’s life and work. We were a bit disturbed because there was some confusion with the opening times. We tried visiting on Sunday but we weren’t allowed in because tickets for sold out for the day even before noon. YOU HAVE TO buy tickets online at least a day before. Otherwise don’t even bother showing up. So we thought that we can’t go because we will have flight on Tuesday and on Monday the museum was supposed to be closed but instead it was open. So we bought tickets for Monday and when we arrived there seemed to be a LOUD protest in front of the entrances of the museum. TBH it was disturbing even during the visit because the overwhelming noise. I understand that there is a problem with the working conditions of the museum workers but I don’t approve this way of delivering a message. If I would’ve known of the protest I wouldn’t have bought the tickets beforehand and I would’ve missed the opportunity to learn more about Picasso.
Yannick Callebaut | Jul 11, 2018
Interesting to understand Picasso's life as an artist. You do get a full picture of his career. The museum is interesting, the building is nice. It takes roughly 1h/1h30 to visit. There is no famous paintings if it's what you want to see don't visit.
Patrick Cc | Aug 10, 2018
Wow, what a great little museum. Taking a walk through Picasso's vast and breathtaking range of output is really very informative, and although no photos are allowed, most of the posters available in the gift shop are really priced very reasonably, so you can still come away with a sample of Picasso at a very reasonable price. Cafe is just that - coffee, tea and cakes - and that's all!
Dennis Frost | Aug 1, 2018
It's Picasso. How could you go wrong? We enjoyed our trip. We paid for the headset audio tour which was well worth it content wise but it was about the most disorganized numbering system I have ever used. We also paid for the temporary exhibit which was also very interesting. I would like to go back when I have a day with more time. There are free lockers for your hanbag and cameras which are not allowed into the museum. I would just leave them at home. You are not going to be able to take a photo inside.
Jeremy Brazas | Jul 17, 2018
Very high quality museum in a beautiful and historic space exclusively showcasing the work of Pablo Picasso through various periods of his career. The museum is fairly small and does not contain Picassos most famous works. Unless you already know a lot about Picasso the audio guide is a good idea (for an extra 5 euros). The audio guides do not have headphones or headphone inputs so you need to hold it up to your ear. Overall, a nice experience.
Andrew Taylor | Aug 5, 2018
Go in first Sunday of the month as free entry, but make sure to book ahead to get timed tickets. The shop is like most art shops, full of stuff you will never use again. Got a bit bored towards the end especially with the pretentious audio guide. Some of the pictures are amazing especially his early and late works. The middle you can quickly pass by.
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