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Picasso Museum

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El Born / La Ribera
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Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 56 30 00
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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Beautiful museum; worth a visit, but high price for quantity/variety of pieces

If you are visiting Barcelona, the Museu Picasso is a must see! It is set in a very unique, intimate area (spread out across four or five large Spanish "mansions/palaces") in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Picasso museum. The Gaudi exhibit was also on display for an additional fee. The works of each artist through their lifetime was amazing. Mind blowing creativity. You must book way in advance and also sign up for the Audio headphones. I meet too many people in this trip who were not able to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Horrendous queues, poor layout of displays, jostling is a pre-requisite and no photos allowed. Not special at all and a complete waste of time and effort. Avoid, unless you LOVE Picasso.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A well set up museum, tucked away on a highly touristed but charming street in the old city. The problem with this museum? Its collection. If you want to have your mind blown by how accomplished a classical painter Picasso was by age 15,then this is your place. Other than that, the collection is far too sparse to allow you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Barcelona, the Museu Picasso is a must see! It is set in a very unique, intimate area (spread out across four or five large Spanish "mansions/palaces") in the middle of the city. The setting is beautiful, and the artwork on display is memorable. Despite what others stated, we had no lines and no trouble getting in,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This museum is gorgeous! The museum itself is several mansions that have been joined together and so the interior or the museum is beautiful. Not knowing much about Picasso, I chose to have the audio guide and really I took my time. Knowing that Picasso himself helped gather the art for this museum and seeing the progression of his work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Museu Picasso is located in a backstreet of Barcelona. The queue was rather large and in full view of the sun so be sure to take adequate clothing and water. Queue did move quite quickly but was still quite frustrating. It's worthwhile looking to see if tickets can be bought in advance to avoid queue but there was no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We got on-line tickets to see this museum on advice from our hotel and it was excellent advice. There are long lines at this museum that can be avoided by pre-buying your tickets online. Museum is in lovely Renaissance and medieval buildings that have been merged together to make the museum. Permanent collection is well presented from Picasso's earliest periods,... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I really liked this museum, it doesn't have any of Picasso's famous works but does have lots of his rarely seen early and late works - his late works are happy in tone, which made me happy! I booked online but then had to change my date, I'm grateful that the museum let me even though they weren't obliged to.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Museu Picasso features Picasso's early works from his school days and youth. It's fascinating to see how his work changes throughout the years. There is also an interesting display of his work in ceramics.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You will see some of the painter's early pencil drawing at the age of 12 as you move from room to room to see Picasso's maturation as a painter. Salvador Dali, considered by some to be a Picasso disciple, has a few paintings, side by side with Picasso. An interesting touch and an easy way to judge for yourself, the... More 

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