The Picasso Museum in Barcelona

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
08003 Barcelona
Tlf. (+34) 93 256 30 00
Fax (+34) 93 315 01 02
museupicasso@bcn.cat
www.museupicasso.bcn.cat

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One Response to The Picasso Museum in Barcelona

  1. zack from use legal music says:

    I’ve been to Barcelona several times and the Picasso Museum remains to be one of my all time favorites. Not only do I love Picasso (I’ve been to the Picasso Museum in Paris, as well), I love that this museum houses some lesser known pieces. We’ve all see the usual suspects, which are amazing in themselves, but it’s refreshing to see some that many people have yet to see. It’s a smallish museum, so it’s really manageable and not tire you after the visit. I absolutely and highly recommend this place, too!

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