Museu Picasso is a museum dedicated to the famous artist Pablo Picasso. The museum, established March 1963, is situated in the heart of Barcelona city center at the El Born quarter, a few minutes’ walk from the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).
Not many are aware that Picasso spent his early life right here, in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. During the years 1895-1904 Picasso has lived in Barcelona, these are also the most prominent years of his career considering the fact he had just started practicing art at the School of fine arts, at the age of only 14 (!) which led him later to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid.
Due to his long stay in Barcelona and his love for the city, Picasso contributed to the museum a lot of artwork during his lifetime, but most of the items displayed in the museum were donated by his widow, Jacqueline Roque.
What do you see in Museu Picasso?
The museum displays a collection with over 3,500 artworks of Picasso from diverse periods, while the blue period is the most dominant one since it’s the beginning of his works. These are not the most famous and most exciting arts of Picasso, but it will give you a whole new aspect on the artist life and legacy since he has just started his career as an artist.
Among the most famous painting displayed at the museum you can find: “Man in a Beret”, “The Wait (Margot)”, “Still Life” and many others.
Furthermore, in the museum there are different exhibitions which displays the artwork of other well-known artists.
The museum is spread over five large houses dating from the 13th century and 14th century, all of them has the Gothic civil Catalan style, which only add to the strength of the visit.