Sunday, July 5, 2015

BARCELONA: PICASSO MUSEUM



Picasso lived key years in Barcelona – those of his apprenticeship as an artist. He established and maintained strong links to the city throughout his life and it was here where he wanted his museum to be.

That was why in 1960 his friend and personal secretary Jaume Sabartés proposed the creation of a museum dedicated to the artist’s work to the City Council of Barcelona. By 1963, the museum was a reality and opened its doors in the gothic Palau Aguilar located at number 15 Carrer de Montcada in the district of  Born and La Ribera.

The Picasso museum has become one of the most important museums in Barcelona and is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. Besides, the Picasso museum also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.



Picasso Museum in Barcelona


This courtyard is the main entrance to Picasso Museum. This museum is also located in a medieval palace of Montcada Street




Picasso Museum in Barcelona
Entrace to Picasso Museum from the first floor


Picasso Museum in Barcelona
View of the first floor of Picasso Museum from another point



Picasso Museum in Barcelona
Gothic arches of the medieval palace which houses the Picasso Museum in Barcelona


Picasso Museum in Barcelona
Picasso Museum is located in a gothic palace in the old town of Barcelona



Picasso Museum in Barcelona
This courtyard is the exit of Picasso Museum



Ticket to Picasso Museum in Barcelona
My ticket to visit the Picasso Museum in that open doors day



First Communion in Picasso Museum
Painting First Communion in Picasso Museum in Barcelona


Science and Charity in Picasso Museum
Painting of Picasso Science and Charity is one of the collection highlights of this museum


Las Meninas by Picasso
Picasso's interpretation of Las Meninas painting





Montaca street near Picasso MuseumMontada street near Picasso Museum in the old town of Barcelona





Montcada Street near Born boulevard in BarcelonaHere, where Montcada Street begins, there are some boutiques a bit exclusive


Carrer de Montcada in BarcelonaFrom Picasso Museum and walking along Carrer de Montcada you will arrive to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar



Museo Picasso Useful Information

  • Address: C/ Montcada 15-23
  • Tel: 93 256 30 00
  • How to get there: Metro L4, stop Jaume I. Bus 14, 17, 19, 39, 40, 45, 51 and 59. Barcelona Bus Turístic, stop Pla de Palau.
  • Web site: www.museupicasso.bcn.es

Opening time:


  • Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, from 10am to 8pm.
  • January 1st, May 1st, June 24th December 25th and 26th closed.



Next you have links of some of the most beautiful places of Barcelona. Most of them are located in four areas: Modernism RouteGothic Quarter (and Old City), Montjuïc and Barcelona Seafront. Cliking on the links below you will get more and information and pictures.

- Modernism Route



- Born, Gothic Quarter and Old City



- Montjuïc




- Barcelona Marina and Beach



- Outside the city centre



- Other museums in Catalonia:




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