The Picasso Museum occupies five medieval palaces: Aguilar, Baró de Castellet, Meca, Casa Mauri, and Palau Finestres, which have been restored various times throughout the centuries. Medieval elements still remain in the Aguilar and Finestres palaces, such as the painted beams in one of the rooms on the ground floor.
The museum has the most important collections of the works of Pablo Picasso's youth and education, in particular the ones he did between 1895 and 1904, when he lived in Barcelona.
Tuesday to saturday and holly days: 10-20h
The Museu Picasso is Barcelona's most visited museum. It's housed in three strikingly beautiful stone mansions on the Carrer de Montcada, which was, in medieval times, an approach to the port.
The museum shows numerous works that trace the artist's early years, and is especially strong on his Blue Period with canvases like The Defenceless, ceramics and his early works from the 1890s. The second floor shows works from Barcelona and Paris from 1900-1904, with many of his impressionist-influenced works.
This collection is unique and not only a must for Picasso-fans. In my eyes the presentation of Picasso's development from a talented portrait painter to a crazy sculpture builder in the late 50s is great.
I think a 2-hours-tour might be enough if you are no fan of him, so come in the late afternoon when the queue is much shorter.
And remember: the blue period is much more blue than the pink period is pink!
Young Picasso pictures can be seen. Beautiful "La Espera"(Margot) from his early stages in Paris. Some great pictures from his blue stage, too. A very interesting picture:Las Meninas to compare with the Velazquez painting in El Prado(Madrid).
Interesting museum! now, i want to go to Malaga new Picasso Museum!
Barcelona is such an artistic city that it is no surprise so many painters and sculpters made it their home.
Pablo Picasso is universally known, but what this museum provides is a fascinating insight into this very clever man.
Even if you are not an art lover this museum will still interest you.
The museum is split into different numbered rooms, that form a circuit. Try to follow the sequence, as it shows you how Picasso developed, from a young artist, into a great painter showing the many different periods, such as the blue and pink periods and the reasons why.
Best time to visit - Early, as it gets crowded or during the afternoon siesta. The first Sunday of the month is free admission.
Opening hours - Tuesday to Saturday 10 - 8, Sunday 10 - 3. Monday closed.
Well, if you are in Barcelona and you have just a little interest in culture, you should visit the Museo Picasso. It shows lots of art work of that artist and gives a good overview over his life.
If you read every information that is given, plan to spend there at least one day. The information is complete!!!
After a long day of exploring Barcelona, we weren't really sure we wanted to visit the Picasso Museum...but man was it worth it. I had no idea of what wide range of art Picasso was able to create. It was very interesting to see how his art evolved. When you think Picasso you think abstract but the museum takes you through his entire life and how art changed as he grew. It is definitely a museum not to be missed.
The Architects Association building puts the contemporary touch in this square where buildings of all times and styles blend in in harmony. This functionnal building is a work signed by Xavier Busquets in the 1960s and its main feature are the large panels decorated with serigraphies designed by Pablo Picasso himself.
The museum, which is situated next to the hostel Gothic Point, shows the most important collections of the works of Pablo Picasso's youth and education. First of all the ones he did between 1895 and 1904, the years in which the young artist lived Barcelona.
Impressive works (even though I don't understand much of them!)
The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces, which are currently being renovated. However, the museum is really not affected by the work. The most interesting part of the museum was the collection of Picasso's earlier works. Even at age 15 and 16, the artist was busy painting and drawing. These aren't always shown as examples of his work in books, so it is refreshing to see something different. There are only a few pieces from his Blue Period, but the ones on display are quite impressive.
About three full rooms of the museum are dedicated to Picasso's obsession with Velazquez's masterpiece, Las Meninas. Picasso painted each portion of the portrait in his own style and the simliarities and differences in the paintings can keep you entertained for awhile. The museum isn't terribly large, but I would allow yourself about an hour to and hour-and-a-half to view everything. That is, unless you are very interested in his painting and you spend more time examining them. The museum has a gift shop containing millions of Picasso, Dali, and Gaudi souveniers. There are also very clean toilets and plenty of benches to rest your feet.
There were a couple of kids in the museum while we were there. I did notice that they seemed quite bored with most of the paintings. Although, they did seem to find some of Picasso's more surreal works fairly funny. Despite this, I don't really think this is a place to take your young children.
It is hard to stay what is more beautiful, the paintings in this museum, or the building itself!
The museum is located in one of the nicest streets of Barcelona, with lots of beautiful old houses. That gives a great contrast to the modern paintings. While you look at them you always get a chance to look through the windows and admire the building.
Pablo Picasso lived and studied in Barcelona for some years he was born in Malaga) and you can see from his pictures that he loved his city! But then, who does not love Barcelona! Many paintings in the museum are from times, when Picasso was still very young, starting from his early attempts with portraits of his family and also featuring his blue and pink periods.
The entrance fee of 5 Euro is well worth it and quite cheap compared to other museums in Barcelona. Don't miss it!
This is one of my favorite museums anywhwere! It's not huge and it's all about one guy, but the setting is beautiful and the collection is eye opening. What a marvelous collection of Picasso's early work! I didn't realize that Picasso was such a masterful realist before his abstractions revolutionized the art world. You will definitely learn something you didn't know about Picasso.
The Museu Picasso first opened its doors to the public on 9 March 1963. It started out with an important
collection made up of works donated by Jaume Sabartes, Picasso´s friend since youth and his personal
The Museu Picasso is made up of five buildings, most of them medieval in origin: the Aguilar, Baro de
Castellet and Meca palaces, the Casa Mauri ande the Palau Finestres, located in Carrer de Montcada. The
museum is situated, then, in an insuperable setting in the heart of the Barcelona where Picasso lived,
studied and generally lived life to the full. But, this street is out of the way, so you must have a map or
asking some passer-by how to find this museum.
This museum has some 3600 works, basically paintings, drawings, engraved work and ceramics. The painting
and drawing section follows chronological oreder, allowing visitors to follow Picasso´s artistic
development, from childhood to his last works.
This is a very beautiful museum, maybe the best which I was visited! So, don´t miss chance to visit them
even if you are not fan of this painter! For only 5 euros you will see a lot of arts of Picasso!
A museum dedicated to Picasso. We can find works from when he was young and an impressive collection called "Las Meninas", inspired from a painting of Velasquez.
Although I don't have an expert eye for paintings, I appreciated Picasso's works.
It can be nice to visit this museum as the whole city is so strongly influenced by Gaudi... It's a nice change...
If you love everything Picasso ever did, then you will probably love this museum - since it has just about EVERYTHING Picasso ever did! Although I would not describe the collection as eclectic, it is quite large. Unfortunately, a lot of it includes the same pieces of art just reexamined several times. Some Cubist pieces are included, but a large portion of the collection consists of pieces from the Blue Period. The reason I said EVERYTHING, is that, aside from all the re-examinations, things such as childhood drawings are included. In fact, it seems as if anything he ever put on paper is there. My boyfriend said that he expected to find a trace of his hand made into a turkey! The collection focuses mainly on the time that Picasso was in Barcelona, and it is definitely worth seeing if your a fan! Also, the building, itself, is pretty interesting.
Tue-Sat 10a-8p, Sun 10a-3p