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The Wonderful Picasso Museum – Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona  is arguably the best Picasso museum in the world.
I assure you that if you are a Picasso fan you will LOVE this museum. It is amazing!!

The Picasso Museum Barcelona contains the most extensive collection of Picasso’s artwork. There are paintings from his teenager years and spanning the seven prolific decades of his artistic career!!

The museum is housed in a gorgeous 13th century Gothic-building, making the museum even more enchanting.

Picasso Museum Barcelona
Museum Picasso Barcelona photo by jon crel [CC BY-ND 2.0]

Most of the works were donated to the museum by Picasso himself, and his friends and family.

Today, the museum has over 4251 Picasso artworks to be EXACT!!

The museum experience is amazing, and especially with an audio guide. As you view his paintings, you get to see how Picasso evolves as an artist and view his changing styles. Picasso starts as a traditional painter and becomes abstract decades later. Besides paintings, you will see countless Picasso sketches, drawings and even ceramics.

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Pablo Picasso Famous paintings – Museum Picasso Barcelona

Also exhibited are some of the impressionists who inspired Picasso in his earlier years. There are paintings of Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas and others.

Although there are many art museums in Barcelona, this was my favorite one. I loved the setting, the paintings and the size of the museum isn’t to overwhelming….

I recommend that you allow two hours for this wonderful museum.

Opening Times:

The museum’s opening times vary. On Mondays, from 10am to 5pm. Tuesdays is 9am to 830pm and Thursdays is 9am to 9.30pm.

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Pablo Picasso Cubism – Museum Picasso Barcelona

Entry Fee

If you go on Thursday afternoons (from 6 to 9.30pm) or on the 1stSunday of each month, the entry is free of charge! However, you MUST obtain the free tickets online!!! The tickets become available four days in advance. Warning – On free days, there are no NO TICKETS available at the door.

If you are aged between 18 and 25 years old, over 65 or unemployed, entry is also free of charge.

For the rest of us, the general ticket price for the permanent collection is 12 euros, and for the temporary exhibition is 6,50 euros. A combo ticket for both is 14 euros. Visit this website for more information.

As a general rule, I recommend that you buy your tickets online to avoid the queues. This is a very popular museum amongst tourists and locals alike. The queues are sometimes very long (I mean hours long!!!!). Don’t waste your precious time in the queues!! Click here to buy your tickets online.

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Don’t be in this queue!!! Click here to buy your tickets online
Photo by Kippelboy [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Audio Guide or Guided Tour

I think having an audio guides enriches the overall experience in this museum. These guides are pitched at the general public. The audio explanations are interesting and not too technical.

There is also an app you can get on your phone to guide your visit.

Of course, if you are interested in a guided tour, then there are a few options to choose from. Click here for information of the tours available.

Warning:The Picasso Museum Barcelona has a strict rule of no backpacks and cameras. Thefore, the museum offers free storage lockers accordingly.

Picasso Museum Barcelona
Picasso Museum Barcelona Photo by Twyxx [CC BY 2.0]

How to get there?

Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona
Located in El Born, in the heart of Barcelona old town (Ciutat Vella).

Public Transport:
Metro – Line 4 – Jaume I and Line 1 – Arc de Triomf

Barcelona Museum Pass (Articket ticket)

You can also buy a Barcelona Museum Pass. That pass grants you entry to 6 museums in Barcelona. Depending on how long you stay in Barcelona and how many museum visits you plan on doing, I highly recommend this option.

The pass grants you entry to:

  • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • Picasso Museum Barcelona
  • The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
  • The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB; and
  • The Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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