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Museu Picasso

General Information

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.

Tips and Recommendations for Visiting Museu Picasso


  • The museum provides its visitors with a good wardrobe and luggage storage, which means you can arrive with a large bag but you would not be allowed to walk the museum with it.
  • There is an option for a guided tour in the museum, both for the permanent and temporary exhibition. Audio guides are also available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin) and South Korea (for additional information – Museu Picasso Audio-Guide).
  • The museum is recommended for fans of arts but also for ones who would like to enjoy some culture time. It is highly recommended to dedicate to the visit at least two hours.
  • Children under 18 years old are admitted free of charge. Please note that visitors under 14 years old must always be accompanied by an adult (for additional information – Kids and Families in Museu Picasso and Kids and Families in  Barcelona).
  • It is recommended to arrive to the museum by public transportation, metro station Jaume I is only 3 minutes away. The parking in this part of the city is very problematic and we advise you to keep your car elsewhere (for additional information – Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain). 
  • The museum is accessible for disabled visitors, please contact the museum directly prior to your visit. Members of Apropa Cultura you can make your reservation through your own website and take advantage of special prices (for additional information – Accessibility in Museu Picasso and Accessibility in Barcelona).

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Tips for Entering Museu Picasso:

  • Every Sunday starting 15:00 and every first Sunday of the month – free entrance.
  • Free entrance will also be allowed on these following dates: 12th February, 21th May, 24th September. However, these days are also known to be the most crowded days and we recommend to avoid a visit during such days if you wish to fully enjoy your visit (for additional information – Barcelona for Free and Museu Picasso Free Entry Days).
  • Please note that on the following dates the museum will be closed: 1st January, 1st May, 24th June and 25th December. On December 24th and 31st the museum will close at 2.00pm.

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Useful Information

Getting there

L1 (red) – Arc de Triomf station.
L3 (green) – Liceu station.
L4 (yellow) – Jaume I station.


No. 39, 45, 51, 120, H14, V15, V17.


Car parks: Carrer Princesa  /  Passeig del Born  / Plaça Comercial  /  Plaça de la Catedral  /  Avinguda Cambó and Via Laietana.


Carrer Montcada, 15-23
08003 Barcelona

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sundays: 9:00 – 19:00 (including holidays)
Thursday: 9:00 – 21:30
Monday: closed

Official Website

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