The Museu Picasso is located in the center of Barcelona, and is housed in five adjoining Catalan-Gothic-palaces from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was born in Malaga, but moved to Barcelona in 1895. Although he spent most of his adult life in France - and left Spain for good at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War – he was alway particularly fond of Barcelona... and a museum containing a huge collection of his works opened here in 1963.
The museum has about 3,500 works by Picasso; many are donated by the painter himself and some are gifts from Picasso’s family and friends. Most of the collection is from Picasso's youth and formative years, the period between 1890 and 1917, but there are also some later works, such as the series of 58 paintings on Las Meninas. Great museum about the famous painter!
This is the right place to get a better insight of Picasso's art and his life. Well-known for his cubist paintings, I was impressed to see how Picasso developed from a mainstream painter to an admired master of arts. You may spend some time waiting in the queue, but it's worth it with the time you spend inside the museum. 2-3 hours can easily be spent here and even more depending on your interest. The admission fee is 11 Euro per person.
The museum Picasso is a must do for a fan of his work ..... first of all... be ready to wait to get in ... !!!!! We must have waited about an hour to get in !!!!! Once inside... the museum is spread out within 5 different mansions .... it covers just about every part of his life from his early years to the late years .... we spent about 2 hours to get around the entire museum ....and we saw everything in a non rushed way !!!!! Admission price was 10 Euro's per person
Picasso museum is located in medieval palace not so far from gothic Santa Maria del Mar church. I haven’t visited museum, as I am not too much into modern art, but it is nice to see outside of this place as well. Museum was opened in 1963, that time Picasso gifted some his works for a museum and later some more left after his death. Museum presents his works from first paintings, when Picasso was 15 -16 years old.
Here is a place, where you could see lot of tourists visiting it, was Picasso art is very popular worldwide.
being here brought an appreciation for picasso that i never held. the strokes in his figure studies are sensitively brushed, not as abrupt and bold as the lines in the "madonna and child" and "guernica" paintings for which he is known. you will see some of his first works and the evolution of his signature way of painting. the museum is also in a very old neighborhood and if you look up at the balconies of the buildings you stand beneath, you can see what i imagine to be traditional spanish life,with flowered balconies with iron fences, laundry drying, and the random person looking down at us invaders below.
I have seen many museum dedicated to Picasso but it’s never enough, isn’t it? The museum is housed at 5 large houses that used to be palaces between 13th and 15th century. It opened in 1963 and houses 3000 pieces of his work. You will enter from their common courtyard, get you ticket, leave you backpack(for free) and go up the open stairway for the entrance (pic 1). Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) came to Barcelona at the age of 13.
The collection starts from the first paintings of Picasso and continues in chronological order. My favorites here are: Science and Charity, The Embrace, The Frugal Meal
It is opened Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-20.00, the entrance fee is 9 euro. Photo/video isn’t allowed.
Opposite Picasso museum you can visit Barbier-Mueller Museum (pic 4) which is situated at Palau Nadal and houses Pre-Colombian Art of pre-Hispanic cultures of Latin America. It is open from Tuesday to sunday 11.00-19.00(Sunday till 15.00) and the entrance fee is 3euro
The Picasso Museum is a hit when visiting Barcelona. I learned so much about this artist- what a prodigy he was as a young child and how his art evolved over his lifetime. The museum is located in a group of palaces in the Ribera district. It is a beautiful location with a very picturesque courtyard. It is said that the museum holds the greatest collection of his work and Picasso himself would donate his work to the museum, although never visiting it himself (would not come in to the country of Spain when under Franco's rule). Note: if you are under 25 you can get your ticket for almost half the price (6 euros instead of 10).
Five adjacent mediaeval palaces in Barri Gótic were connected to form this fabulous museum dedicated to the works of Pablo Picasso. The Gothic palaces themselves are stunning, with some of their original decorations exposed, but the 3000 works of the artist on display are breathtaking. In particular, works from Picasso's "blue period" and the many paintings interpreting Las Meninas by Velázquez are most notworthy. Photography is forbidden inside the museum.
Although Picasso was originally not from Barcelona or Catalonia, he lived in the city for a while. A large part of the collection has been received as a donation from Picasso in 1970. This includes all his early work (the ones before he started painting all this weird cubist stuff). There is obviously many cubist works too. I though the most disturbing were this work on Las Meninas (The Maids of Honour) which distorts the painting by Velázquez. If I had been Velaquez, I'd probably been annoyed!!! Oh well..
I loved the ceramics by Picasso though. There is a collection of ceramics: flat pieces, pitchers, bottles, small earthenware jars, bowls, tiles... all bearing witness to his passion for this art.. His subjects included the mythological world of fauns and satyrs, human figures, animals –especially owls (!), doves and goats, bullfighting.. I really loved his owl ceramics! Definitely worth seeing!
Admission to the permanent exhibition: EUR 6 (2007)
Sadly no photography is allowed.
The Picasso museum is worth to visit. The permanent work shows a vast period of Picasso's work since he was seventeen years old, including several stages of his work until and including the Cubism stage. It´s very nice and you will spend good a good time apreceating his work.
Museo Picasso is absolutely worth a visit. It has many pieces from Picasso's vast collection. The best thing about the museum is the variety of pieces. Most people know of Picasso the abstract painter,but he is much more diverse than just that. There is a large collection of his pottery and he had some earlier drawings. Most of the pieces are paintings though. This museum takes the visitor through Picasso's life. It is easy to see the influences he had based on what his art represented at the time. It is neat to be able to see the diversity and the growth of the artist. There are several famous pieces, so if art is not your thing, you will at least be able to recognize those. Museo Picasso was a little difficult to get to, so you may want to ask someone before setting off to find it.
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is one of the most fascinating museums I have ever visited. I have seen Picasso art in various other museums, but this museum is so unique. I'm sure it has the largest collection of Picasso art works anywhere, but it's not just the sheer volume that makes this museum so extraordinary. It's the fact that the museum displays many work from his early years, and in chronological order, so you can see how his talent progressed over the years. Biographical sketches of Picasso's life and evolution in art are also posted on the walls. To me, visiting the Picasso museum was like walking through a movie of his life, but even better, because I could spend as much time on a painting as I wanted.
Even though there was a long queue to get in, once we were in, it did not seem that crowded to me. I had plenty of opportunities to browse slowly if I wanted and to get close to the smaller paintings and drawings.
The other unique thing about this museum is the collection of Picasso ceramics, which he created later in his life. I had never seen Picasso ceramics before visiting this museum. Serving a dish of paella in one of those ceramic dishes would certainly get attention!
He is one of my favorites. I visited his temporary exhibition in Istanbul. And I was lucky to see Guernica with its preliminary drawings in Reina Sophia. And at last I visited his museum in his home, Catalunya.
Since it was one of our (mom loves Picasso, too) prior destinations, we started to look for it before learning the streets enough. So we lost more than once. Then we noticed a crowd waiting as a queue and joined them. We did not wait long.
The building was beautiful. It has a souvenir shop, toilets and a cloakroom at the base floor. You have to leave your backpack here before you enter the museum.
You can see some variations of Las Meninas of Velasquez inside.
After we left the building, we encountered a group of street musicians and enjoyed their music for a while.
Barcelona must be very specially to present the world 3 famous artists - Picasso, Gaudi and Dali.. spent sometime of their lives in this city... and they are all sooo unique..
This gallery collects paintings from his early day which are very different from his later works.. You will be able to see how his manner changed.
The meseu itself is also a great building, locates in a small lane.
The Museu Picasso is one of those museums that guidebooks tell you is worth visiting, even if you are not interested in the art, simply for the building alone. There is some justification for this, for the museum is situated in two fifteenth-century palaces in Barcelona’s Gothic quarter. Unsurprisingly, since the artist lived in Barcelona between the ages of 14 and 23, the collection is strongest on his early years. However, for me the most interesting part was the series of paintings based on interpretations of Velázquez’s Las Meninas, which become increasingly abstract, so that it becomes quite difficult to spot the dog, let alone the children.