The Picasso Museum is one of the key cultural destinations in Barcelona, the city where Picasso, perhaps the most important artist of the 20th century, grew up and spent his formative years.
Loctated on Calle Montacada in the Born District of the Old Town, among its 3,800 works by the artist the museum holds perhaps the finest and most complete collection of Picasso’s early years. The collections specialises in his early work up to his blue period and also features a series of 58 paintings based on Las Meninas and a comprehensive selection of Picasso’s prints.
The museum also reveals Picasso’s personal bond with Barcelona – he grew up no more than 5 minutes walk away, near the Old Port, and it was Barcelona Picasso grew homesick for from his studio in Montmartre in Paris.
The idea for the museum came from Picasso’s lifelong friend and secretary, Jaume Sabartés, whom originally intended to found the museum in Picasso’s birthplace Málaga, though Picasso suggested that Barcelona would be a more appropriate venue due to his close connection with Barcelona and Catalunya.
The museum’s site on Montcada St consists of five medieval palaces which have been perfectly preserved. Due to its highly central location the museum is easily reached. The closest metro station is only 400m away, Jaume I, on the yellow line – line 4.
Museu Picasso of Barcelona
Address: Montcada 15-23
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
Fax (+34) 93 315 01 02