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Picasso Museum

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Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 30 00
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Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the...
The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
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Immensely popular museum, works largely donated by the artist

The strength of this museum is Picasso's development from age 13 to 24, which shows his enormous talent and drive from an early age. The disappointment is there is no explanation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent set of displays with good audio guide. You must get/use the audio guide. What is most impressive in Picasso's early work is his amazing ability to 'imitate' the style of other impressionist masters and make really good unique paintings in different styles. How he then developed his own unique style and the tremendous work and repetition he did to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is up a small street and easy to miss. It is very well laid out and follows Picasso's growth as an artist, particularly liked the way it showed the influence he and Dali had on one anothers work.

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

For those who only know of his later works and techniques ... He mastered traditional and then moved on way beyond. This museum is a must re Picasso, art and modern art. Barcelona is so lortunate to have this museum - it is on the global stage. Ie one of the best art experiences in the world;,,,,, yes it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Once in a life time do you get to see so many art works of Picasso. Unless you live in Barcelona and can go more. So don't miss the chance if you enjoy art this is a must see stop. They have traveling displays and when we were there. They had Dali and Picasso. Picture after picture 1 Dali, 1... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

So not impressed. He could draw, he could paint, then he became famous and did it all badly. A really poorly signposted museum. The cafes alongside are brilliant and have great cakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The strength of this museum is Picasso's development from age 13 to 24, which shows his enormous talent and drive from an early age. The disappointment is there is no explanation as to why there are no works from 1905 to 1917 in this collection. Fine that there aren't any, but not fine the lack of explanation or historical background... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Didn't know he started with realist portraits. Didn't know he started painting as a teenager. Didn't know he made a series of interpretive images from Velazquez's Las Meninas. Super-cool! Did know that he and Dali had a friendly rivalry, competition that catalyzed the development of both painters. Images revealing all these insights are on display at the Picasso Museum in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was great to see how Picasso's work transformed over the years as he traveled. It is a must see if you come to Barcelona. Instagram: @tommiesox

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This collection is well worth the time especially if a Picasso fan. His early works are such a large departure from his later work that at first they are disarming: so "un-PIcasso" as to what most of us know of his work. Yet these works become inviting and take one on a "Picasso" journey making it easier to feel/understand how... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We did not think to book in advance and when we arrived there was a long queue of people waiting to buy tickets - obviously we did not do our research and should have booked our tickets on line. It was raining and we did not want to queue for ages to get in - so we just decided not... More 

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The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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