Picasso Museum, Barcelona

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The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is one of the most important points of interest of the Catalan city, and houses one of the collections of works by Pablo Picasso largest in the world.

There are several Picasso Museums around the world: in particular we remember the one in Paris and also in Spain, the Museum of Malaga.

Il Picasso Museum in Barcelona was designed and thought by a close friend of the artist, Jaime Sabartés, who was also his personal secretary: the facility was inaugurated in the first half of the XNUMXs. Currently, it is a fundamental point of reference for all those who want to know and understand the years of the painter's training, until what is known as the Blue Period.

Located in the Ribera district, in five buildings dating back to the Middle Ages side by side, it offers a permanent collection that is made up of more than 4 thousand works (4.251 pieces, to be precise).

If a list of all the works would be almost infinite, two masterpieces of great value and prestige deserve to be mentioned, namely "The first communion", Dating back to 1896, and"Science and charity“, Concluded the following year. Other important executives are "Margot", Made in 1901, and"Mother with sick child“, Which dates back to a couple of years later.

In any case, there is no shortage of paintings completed in later life or even in old age: this is the case, for example, of “Arlecchino” of 1917 and of “Las Meninas” of 1957.

Practical information

Where is it and how to get there

The Picasso Museum is located at Montcada 15/19, Ciutat Vella, Parca.

To reach it, you can use the underground, getting off at Arc de Triomf station of Line 1, Liceu station of Line 3 or Jaume I station of Line 4.

If you prefer buses, you can get off at the Princesa stop on line 120, at the Pla de Palau stop on lines 14 and 59, at the Passeig Picasso stop on lines 39 and 51 or at the Via Laietana stop on lines 17, 40, 45 and 19.

Finally, those who prefer the car should know that the museum does not have a dedicated car park: the closest car parks are those of Via Laietana, Plaça de la Catedral, Carrer Princesa, Avinguda Cambò and Passeig del Born / Plaça Commercial.

Costs and useful info: tickets

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The entrance ticket for the Picasso Museum costs 12 euros for adults, 7 euros for children aged 18 to 25 and 7 euros for people over 65; it is free, however, for those who have not yet turned 18 and for all university students who show the badge or card of the university they attend.

In case you want to avail also of the audio guide, a supplement of 5 euros is required.

It may also happen that the structure hosts, in addition to the permanent exhibition, also temporary exhibitions: in this case, the ticket - for those who also want to visit the temporary exhibitions - is 14 euros for adults and 7.50 euros for over 65 and children between 18 and 25 years old.

You can also choose to visit only the temporary exhibition: in this case the cost is 4.50 euros, reduced to 3 for the over 65s and children between 18 and 25 years old. Access for the disabled is always guaranteed: to avoid surprises, however, you can send an email to the email address museopicasso@bcn.cat, especially if you need a special wheelchair or have other specific needs .

Hours and days of opening

The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is closed on 1st May, 24th June, 25th December and 1st January.

All other days, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 to 19, and on Thursday the opening hours are extended until 21.30. On 24 and 31 December, however, the closing is anticipated to 14.

There are also occasions when admission is free: on 24 September, 12 February and 18 May, but also on the first Sunday of each month, every Sunday from 15 pm onwards and Thursdays in January and February from 19 onwards.

Clearly, in these cases it is good be prepared for the possibility that there will be a fairly long line of visitors.

Tickets can be purchased, as well as - obviously - at the entrance, also through the museum's website: you choose the type of program you want, book the ticket according to the date and complete the operation.

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