Picasso Museum Barcelona - Self portrait 1896

Self-portrait of Picasso in 1896, he was only 15 years old then - Picasso Museum Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona - Portrait of Jaime Sabartes 1901

Portrait of Jaime Sabartes 1901 by Pablo Picasso - Picasso Museum Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona - Barcelona Harlequin 1917

Harlequin 1917 by Pablo Picasso - Picasso Museum Barcelona

Picasso Museum Barcelona - Las Meninas Velazquez 1957

Las Meninas (Velazquez) by Pablo Picasso 1957 - Picasso Museum Barcelona

An overview of the Picasso Museum Barcelona

An overview of the Picasso Museum Barcelona

The main entrance to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

The main entrance to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

A view of one of the Picasso Barcelona museum's exhibition rooms.

A view of one of the Picasso Barcelona museum's exhibition rooms.

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Picasso Museum Barcelona - Self portrait 1896
Picasso Museum Barcelona - Portrait of Jaime Sabartes 1901
Picasso Museum Barcelona - Barcelona Harlequin 1917
Picasso Museum Barcelona - Las Meninas Velazquez 1957
An overview of the Picasso Museum Barcelona
The main entrance to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona
A view of one of the Picasso Barcelona museum's exhibition rooms.
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Picasso Museum Barcelona ticket prices :

  • Adult permanent collection ticket: 12€
  • Permanent collection ticket under 18 years old: 0€
  • Senior permanent collection ticket (over 65 years old): 7€
  • Temporarily Exhibition ticket: 2€
  • Audioguide*: 5€
    * Audioguide is available in the following languages: English, Catalan, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

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2- Picasso Guided Walking Tour

Let an experienced English guide take you along places such as the famous Els Quatre Gats Café and Carrer Avinyó. Then discover the Picasso Museum and stay as long as you wish after the tour.

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  • Child (11-16) €12.00
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Convenient because the bus (red route) drops you off near the Picasso Museum ! + Enjoy the 3 roads and 45 stops in front of the main landmarks of the city. You get on and off the bus as often as you want, at your own pace.

 

Economical and time saving Picasso Museum line-cut ticket + Tourist Bus one day includes:

  • Access to the three routes of the official tourist bus service and its free audio guide, during a whole day.
  • You can get on and off at the 45 stops located near the city's most visited tourist attractions.
  • An audio guide (in English or 15 other languages) and headphones available onboard the bus..
  • A map and guide of the city, available in different languages.

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  • Price for accompanied children from 13 to 17 years old: 28€
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For this pass you only need to know the date and time of your visit to the Picasso Museum. This will be the only information you will be asked for when you purchase your ticket.

 

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5/ Articket: The pass for Art lovers!

Visit Barcelona's 6 most important museums with a priority entrance including the Picasso Museum!

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  • This pass is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • You visit the Museums in the order you wish.

Museums included in the Articket :

  • Picasso Museum
  • National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC)
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)
  • Miró Foundation
  • Antoni Tapies Foundation
  • Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB)

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Picasso Museum opening hours

  • The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm. Thursdays until 9:30 pm.
  • Closed every Monday and the following public holidays: January 1, May 1, June 24 and December 25. On December 24 and 31, the museum closes at 2pm.

The Visit

The Museum, which is also a foundation, is certainly the reference in terms of understanding Picasso's work during his formative years. More than 4200 works by the young painter are on display. It presents Picasso's most important collection of drawings, paintings and sculptures from his early days to his blue period.

 

How to get to the Picasso Museum ?

The Picasso Museum is located in Montcada Street 15-23. The entrance is at N°17. The nearest metro station is Jaume I on line 4. All you have to do is get off at Carrer de la Princesa in front of the metro and then turn right to find Montcada.

 

Address: Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Born
WebsitePicasso Museum - Barcelona
Phone: 00 34 93 256 30 00
Metro/Bus: Metro: Jaume - Arc de Triomf - Liceu / Bus: 17,40, 45 Laietana - 39, 51 Passeig Picasso - 14, 59 Pla del Palau.
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  • The Picasso Museum is equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility. An elevator facilitates access to the exhibition and wheelchairs are available on request.
  • In the exhibition rooms, you can take photographs and record videos but only for personal use. Be aware that you cannot use flash or tripods.
  • You will also enjoy the museum's bookstore and shop: an essential visit to buy postcards, souvenirs and books from your visit.

What to see in the Picasso Museum ?

Picasso and Barcelona: The Genesis of a Genius

Born in 1881 in Malaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso spent his entire youth in Spain. In 1891, his father was a teacher at the drawing school "La Coruna". At the age of 8, he already practiced drawing and painting. In 1895 the family moved to Barcelona, his father taught at the School of Llotja (the Lodge) named at the time: "Higher School of Arts, Industry and Fine Arts". Thanks to his father, Picasso, only 14 years old, can exceptionally pass the entrance exam. A true prodigy, he was immediately admitted.

The young Pablo is admitted to the Llotja School having performed in one day the subject of the examination for which candidates are usually given one month...

The school's teaching is very academic, Picasso very quickly and perfectly masters drawing and classical painting. Two years later, he competed at the Royal Academy of Madrid. Its success is as striking as in Barcelona. At 16, Picasso has reached the highest artistic level of the best art schools in Spain.At the age of 19, he exhibited for the first time in Barcelona, in the artistic tavern of the "4 Gats" and left for Paris. But he will keep a deep attachment to this city where he will come back many times.

The Permanent Collection

The museum was created in 1963 on the idea of poet Jaime Sabartés, friend and private secretary of Pablo Picasso, when he donated his collection of the master's canvases to the city. When Jaume Sabartés died in 1968, Picasso completed this collection by offering the Meninas series and the blue portrait of Sabartés to the museum in 1901. In 1970 he donated another 920 paintings. Jacqueline Roque, Picasso's last wife and muse, made two important donations to the museum in the 1980s: 40 ceramics and 117 engravings.

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The collection has since been completed over the years by donations from private collectors and galleries and by acquisitions from the City of Barcelona, including many photographs.

The artist signed his first works Ruiz-Picasso before choosing P.R.-Picasso and then definitively Picasso in 1901!

The visit to the museum traces the artist's journey from 1890 to 1917 in chronological order. Among the emblematic paintings in this collection you will discover:

Self-portrait of Picasso in 1896, he was only 15 years old then!

The blue portrait of Jaume Sabartés (1901)

Harlequin (1917)

 

Room 13, dedicated to the Menins, is certainly the most remarkable of this museum.

A great admirer of Diego Velázquez's work, Picasso re-interpreted in 1957 the famous painting "Las Meninas" painted in 1656 in a series of 58 paintings.

The series - “Les Ménines, les Demoiselles d'honneur"  - preserved in its entirety at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the only complete series by the artist that has remained in one place. This is a very extensive study that consists of 45 cubist interpretations of the work, 9 scenes of a dove, 3 landscapes, and a portrait of Jacqueline.

Temporary exhibitions

Do not miss temporary exhibitions such as the one on "Picasso in Barcelona in 1917" and the only collection of vintage photographs of Picasso by Lucien Clergue, an acquisition of the museum in 2017.

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Frequently asked question concerning the Picasso Museum:

Where is the Picasso Museum located?

The Picasso Museum is located in Montcada Street 15-23. The entrance is at N°17. The nearest metro station is Jaume I on line 4. All you have to do is get off at Carrer de la Princesa in front of the metro and then turn right to find Montcada.

 

What is the best time to visit Picasso Museum?

The museum is a landmark attraction in Barcelona. We advise you to visit it as soon as it opens or two hours before it closes, that's how long it takes to visit it.

 

How long to spend at Picasso museum Barcelona ?

it takes two hours to visit the Picasso Museum, especially if you decide to visit the current temporary exhibition.

 

Do I need to buy an entry ticket to the Museum to go to the shop?

Of course not,  you can access freely to the shop as well as to the entire ground floor hallway and room 0 which are open-access.

 

Can I park my car at the Museum?

No, the Museum does not have its own car park. The nearest car parks are: Carrer Princesa, Passeig del Born with Plaça Comercial, Plaça de la Catedral, Avinguda Cambó and Via Laietana.

To book online your parking next to the Museum please access this page: Barcelona car Parking

 

Can I draw/make copies of works in the Museum?

Provided that there are not too many visitors in the Museum and therefore at the discretion of the guardians - you can make a copy of a work but only in pencil on a paper medium not exceeding 21x28cm (11x14 inch). Ink, oil paint and watercolor are not allowed. Easels or any other type of support are not allowed either.

 

Frequently question questions concerning Picasso Museum admission tickets:

Are the Picasso museum tickets, sold on this page, line-cutters?

Yes, all tickets sold on this page are skip the line tickets which allow you to enter the museum during the 15 minutes after the start of the time reserved.

Please note that:

  • You should keep the admission ticket throughout your visit to the museum and show it if requested by authorized staff.
  • Once the admission ticket has been validated at the access control point you will not be allowed to re-enter the museum if you exit it.

 

Is there any discount for seniors ?

Yes, there are discounts for seniors. When you fill out the purchase form, after the date and time of your visit, several ticket prices are displayed depending on the age of the visitor. Senior citizens - especially with the basic skip the line ticket - benefit from a discount.

 

Is it true that the Picasso Museum is free for people under 18, all year round?

Yes, indeed, the Picasso Museum is free for people under 18 all year round. It is one of the few museums in Barcelona that practices this policy of opening cultural places to young people. However, people under 18 must also book a ticket if they choose to book online, even if the ticket is free. Remember that entries are limited by date and time due to high attendance at the Museum. In this case, only the transaction fee will be charged.

 

Is there a Picasso Museum free admission entry day?

Yes, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona offers free admission:

  • every Thursday afternoon from 6pm to 9.30pm
  • the first Sunday of every month from 9 am to 7 pm
  • and during the open days: February 12, May 18 and September 24
Last comment
@steve
Barcelona.com (2 Oct 2019 - 09:34)
Hello steve,
You are right , the Picasso walking tour with english speaking guide is only on Wednesday and Friday in this late season.
Enjoy you tour!

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14 comments

  1. @steve - Barcelona.com (2 Oct 2019 - 09:34)

    Hello steve,
    You are right , the Picasso walking tour with english speaking guide is only on Wednesday and Friday in this late season.
    Enjoy you tour!

  2. walking tour days? - steve (1 Oct 2019 - 17:24)

    Hello,
    The Picasso walking tour in english is only 2 days a week?

  3. @Robert - Barcelona.com (5 Jun 2019 - 08:22)

    Hello Robert,
    You have discount for skip the line ticket for Picasso Museum if you are over 65 years old. You will pay 7€.
    best,

  4. Discount for senior ? - Robert (5 Jun 2019 - 07:50)

    Is there any discount for seniors ?

  5. @Jarvis - Barcelona.com (31 May 2019 - 08:24)

    Hello Jarvis,
    We offer a combined ticket - Hop on Hop off Bus + Skip the line ticket to Picasso Museum on this page:
    https://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_city_tours/combo-tickets/ticket-picasso-museum-hop-on-hop-off-bus-/
    But you are right, we should link it to this page (we will).

    Thank you for your visit on our website!

  6. Hop on & Picasso - Jarvis (30 May 2019 - 14:50)

    Hello,
    I can't find your offer: Hop on Hop off bus ticket and Picasso Museum
    thank you for helping me
    lost..

  7. Great museum and great artist - Simon (17 Nov 2017 - 12:48)

    Lovely musuem, great exhibitions, wonderfull Picasso, this museum is not to miss while in Barcelona, better use a skip the line ticket but once inside it's just perfect!

  8. nice museum - cevi Tr (10 Feb 2015 - 09:30)

    Love this museum and of course the Artist.To visit absolutly to see the Harlequin and "Madrid Bohemia" an many more. Cool place in a typical district.

  9. a must visit - philip (2 Jun 2014 - 08:45)

    a nice museum with a great photo collection and of course paintings of interest!

  10. picasso si - bred (31 Jan 2014 - 09:15)

    We appreciated this visit, which makes it possible to better understand Pablo Picasso, great audioguide, beautiful museum , a great souvenir.

  11. reservation par email - christiane taillard (31 Aug 2012 - 10:00)

    c'est du n'importe quoi, en Belgique , il est impossible de réserver par visa , donc il faut faire la file et ca c'est pas drôle

  12. Audioguide - Cisfran (23 Aug 2011 - 01:15)

    Beau musee, belle endroit, audioguide nul: au debut, tout va bien disons jusqu'au numero 14 ensuite ca cafouille... on ne sait plus ou sont les tableaux, ils n'ont plus de numero, on perd le fil de tout et on s'en va...dommage.

  13. vraiment charmant - visiteur (4 Jun 2011 - 18:20)

    j'adore ce petit musée. C'est charmant à visiter, on l'impression d'être dans une maison privée. Belle collection même si évidement on veut toujours en voir plus.

  14. Only for art fans - Austin (24 Feb 2011 - 00:00)

    Difficult to find hidden in side streets but eventually we stumbled on it. A lot of work is not by Picasso but the few that are are pretty good.

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