Picasso Museum

Pablo Ruiz Picasso is certainly one of the most important and influential artists of the XX Century.

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is mainly devoted to his early works, the formative period of Picasso, the years when he was living in the city. He left the city when he was 23, but his ties with Barcelona were never broken.

In 1963 his extraordinary museum dedicated Picasso’s volunteer was open, becoming very soon one of the best art centers in the city.

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Also the location of this art center is particularly important as it is located in five gothic palaces in la Ribera neighborhood. Because of the architectural environment and its pictorial content, it is one of the most interesting museums in the city.

The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is a crucial guide for the understanding of the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The creativity of the young artist is shown by the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. In addition, the Picasso Museum, also shows its deep connection with Barcelona: an intimate, strong relationship that influenced his adolescence and his youth until his death.

The Picasso Museum is very rich in the formative years of the artist’s life; it is virtually exhaustive until the Blue Age.

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How to get there

Address

c / Montcada 15-23 08003 Barcelona

Public transport

Metro:

  • L4 station Jaume I
  • Arc de Triomf L1
  • L3 Liceu

Buses: 17 40 45 39 51 14 59 19 120

Entrance

Opening Hours

OpenClosedDiscountGratis
Monday from 10 to 17 h1st January5th of January from 9 h to 17 hThursday from 18 h
From Tuesday to Sunday From 9 to 19 h1st of May24th and 31st of December from 9 h to 14 hFirst Sunday of each month
Thursday from 9 to 21.30 h24th of June25 of DecemberOpen days: 12th of February, 17th of May and 24th of September
--24th of June-

Ticket Price

Permanent collectionPermanent collection + Temporary ExhibitionsTemporary Exhibition
General12 €12 €6,50 €
Discount*7 €7 €4,50 €

*

  • Under 25
  • University students
  • Seniors over 65
  • Tarjeta rosa reducida
  • Carnet de Bibliotecas de Barcelona

History

Barcelona's Picasso Museum represents the artist's emotional connections to the city. Created by Picasso's express wish, the realization of the museum was possible thanks to several people close to the artist: Jaume Sabartés, Picasso's most close friend, but also Jacqueline, his wife, the Barcelona society, and the Barcelona City Council.

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Picasso and his family moved to Barcelona in 1895, when he was fourteen years old, and lived there for nine years until 1904. This years has a huge impact in Picasso’s personally and marked the first steps in his creative growth.

The artist led his life in one of the oldest quarters of the city, in the neighborhood of La Ribera that now hosts the museum. During those years, Picasso formed a group of artists and friends to whom he would remain forever close and strengthen his relations with the city.

In 1899, Picasso met his great friend Sabartés and the two immediately forged a special relationship based on complicity and mutual admiration. Their friendship lasted the rest of their lives, as they were part of the same circle of artists and friends, both in Barcelona and in Paris.

Thanks to this first-hand knowledge, Sabartés became Picasso’s personal biographer and wrote several biographies of the artist.

The Museu Picasso, was opened in 1963 under the name of the Sabartés Collection.