Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Museu Picasso Reviews: 4/5

Museu Picasso
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
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.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 4 min walk
  • Barceloneta • 7 min walk
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Mel
Aurora, IL37 contributions
Jul 2021
I am not a huge art museum fan, but my husband loves them so we went and I am very happy that we did. We were in the museum for about an 1.25 hours which allowed us time to see everything and take it all in. They have many different rooms with a large explanation of what you are seeing and then smaller descriptions next to each painting/piece of jewelry.

Getting a timed ticket in advance is a must as many of the tickets will be sold out for the day of. We purchased our tickets about 2 days before we planned to visit. We did go on Sunday which was the free day of the month for the museum so that may have affected the tickets.
Written July 4, 2021
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Ruth K
Hod Hasharon, Israel269 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Small museum focusing on early life of the artist. Availability of English language guided tours is low, so if you are interested make sure to make reservations. We did not do it and strolled with the audio guide ( it is not free you have to add extra euro or two). The building itself is beautiful, it is 4 palaces joined together and they are in complete opposite to the modern style of the paintings. The staff in the rooms is knowledgeable and courteous. To sum up- if you like Picasso you would probably enjoy this museum. If you do not have enough time for your visit in Barcelona you may as well skip it.
Written February 18, 2020
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martinmolloy72
Manchester, UK796 contributions
Oct 2021
Set in the old quarter of Barcelona, the Picasso Museum occupies a splendid medieval building that sort of contradicts the moderness of Picasso, yet still complements it.

In the museum are hundreds of paintings by the man himself through various periods of his life, set in a series of different rooms. Not all the paintings are the sort of grotesque Avant-garde that he is best remembered for so you don’t have to be a huge Picasso fan to enjoy his works as there are a lot of “normal” looking paintings, especially from his early days.

During high tourist season the museum can get a little busy with long queues and picture hogging so its best to go off season if you can
Written November 19, 2021
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robgarrettcurator
Gdynia, Poland328 contributions
Jul 2021
Whether you are already a fan or student of Picasso, or new to the artist, Museu Picasso de Barcelona will add to your experience in wonderful ways. Alongside exhibitions of the permanent collection, there are temporary exhibitions with new insights about the artist and his work. One of the unique aspects of the permanent collection is the detailed story it tells of the young artist's Barcelona years. But this visit, I was delighted to be able to study the more than 50 works in his 'Las Meninas' series (1957), where Picasso riffs of the subjects, composition and style of Velazquez's 1656 painting by the same title in the Prado Museum. Seeing these paintings all in one place and being able to reflect on his daily (each painting is dated with the day it was made) reinterpretations of the Velazquez work was inspiring and instructive - like watching the artist's imagination and intuition at work.
Written July 27, 2021
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
Nov 2019
I had not been able to get tickets to the Picasso Museum ahead of time because, according to all ticket sellers, they were sold out. Since we lived a few blocks from the museum, I figured if we waited until they opened, we might get lucky, if we didn’t get it, we would have a lovely walk in our neighborhood. We hit the jackpot! Not only could we buy tickets, we could grab some breakfast and then return, and still get in. They promised.

The museum was good on its promise, we did get in. The Museu Picasso, a gallery devoted to Picasso's formative years, is packed on two levels with impressive early works by this artist. And as many surprises in these narrow streets, we found that what appears from the outside does not reflect the spaciousness inside. With 4,250 works of art, this museum claims to hold the most comprehensive collection of Picasso’s early years.

As we moved through his artistic development it was interesting to see some of his classical works done in Corunna, Malaga, Barcelona and Madrid. As he moved on to avant-garde trends we could see his influence from the French aesthetics as a development of the artist he was to become. Drawings from his Blue Period, and oil paintings produced in Barcelona in 1917 were among the largest of his works created here. There is a very special collection of 57 works of Picasso’s personal interpretation of Velazquez’s Las Meninas, the only series on display together in one museum. In addition there is a collection of ceramics, etchings, lithographs and linocuts donated by his widow Jacqueline.
Written October 17, 2020
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Wayfer2
SJ221 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We’ve been to the Picasso Museum in Paris before and we enjoyed this one just as much if not more. You should buy tickets in advance which means you need to pick the day and time of your visit. It made for a comfortable visit with not too many people. The building housing the art work is old with lots of character and adds to the art displays.
Written February 16, 2020
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HippoSlippers
Barcelona, Spain90 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a nice museum. It has a lot of bredth to it that you don't see in museums that only have a few of the more major works by Picasso. His earlier works are really cool to see, and might convert you if you aren't into cubism. It only takes an hour or two, too, which is great if you are on a tight schedule or just looking for something leisurely to do on a Saturday. Make sure to look up Velazquez's Las Meninas and some of the commentary about it ahead of time if you aren't already familiar. It will make the last room way more fun for you.
Written January 11, 2020
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Katrina H
Dayton, NV80 contributions
May 2019
Museum is located on edge of Gothic area in Barcelona, in a lovely renovated older building. It contains everal very early paintings from when he attended art school in teens in Barcelona. We took a Picasso walking tour thru the Gothic area, with the guide discussing the influence that Barcelona had on Picasso's early pictures. Very informative. Then he took us as a group into the museum, explaining signifcance of verious painting. I encourage you to take walking tour with ending in the museum. Wonderful way to experience the museum.
Written January 7, 2020
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ATLChristy
Atlanta, GA85 contributions
Oct 2019
What luck! We came into Barcelona on a national holiday when all the museums and churches were offering free admission. We couldn't just walk in but had to obtain timed tickets for later in the day, but what a treat and worth the wait. By the end of the day, we didn't have to put up with crowds and could drink in the art works at our own pace. A great way to start our stay in Barcelona.
Written February 10, 2020
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kf17020
Marietta, GA256 contributions
Dec 2021
Very nice museum nestled away on a small street in the Gothic neighborhood of Barcelona. They have a very nice collection of art from Picasso - paintings, drawings, jewelry, etc. Definitely worth the visit.
Written January 3, 2022
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