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Museo Picasso Barcelona - Picasso Museum Barcelona

Opening hours, tickets & tips for visiting the Picasso Museum. 4000+ works on display within 5 medieval palaces in El Born District

Updated: Jul 26, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 799

About Barcelona Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum of Barcelona, opened on 9 March 1963 is an expansive permanent Picasso collection of over 4000 works housed within 5 adjacent medieval palaces in Montcada Street in the fashionable Born District of Barcelona.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 - 8 April 1973) was a prolific Spanish painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramicist and theatre designer who's work can be divided into periods.

The architecture of the Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum is actually an amalgamation of five large mansion houses (or minor palaces!) of former medieval 13th and 14th century wealthy merchants in Montcada street of the Born Neighbourhood of Barcelona with a total space of over ten thousand square metres.

All five palaces are in the style of Gothic Catalan and follow the same layout of a central open courtyard with external stairs to the first floor (or noble floor). The ground floor was stables and storage space.

Visiting Barcelona Picasso Museum

When you visit the museum you will find several large rooms that retain the palatial decoration and ceiling frescoes so do not forget to look up.

The museum is well organised into different rooms that display works from the many periods of Picasso's life as an artist. Each room has a plaque about that period as well as a complete audio guide so don't forget to take headphones.

It is permitted to take photos for personal use without flash but not for publishing without prior written permission so I cannot post a large gallery of photos from inside the museum.

Barcelona Picasso Museum Tickets

It is also possible to visit the museum fee of charge on Thursday afternoons from 16:00h to 19:00h and the first Sunday of each month. The Museum also hosts open door days on 12th and 13th February, 18th May and 24th September.

I have tried to visit the Picasso Museum for free on several occasions and observed long queue's all the way up Montcada street and so decided to give it a miss. Also because of the high demand for free visits they must be booked up to four days in advance via the official website.

I Visited the museum on a Wednesday at lunchtime (13:30h) paying for an adult ticket in the ticket office, no pre booking. The museum was not over crowded and I could view all the art with plenty of time to enjoy the museum without the pressures of crowd herding, waiting or forced pace flow control. It is my opinion that this is one of the museums where it is best to book in advance and go really early or at lunchtime to get the best museum experience due to its popularity.

The cost of a basic ticket starts from 12 € but it is worth paying 19 € to include the temporary exhibitions. Tickets can be purchased online via the Picasso Museum official website.

Alternatively, consider on of the combined multi museum tickets or guided tours below.

What do you get to see in the barcelona Picasso Museum?

Below is a brief biography of Pablo Picasso which will give insight into his life and what you will see in the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 14.00 Under 25, Seniors and students 7.50 euros Child T-familiar € 5.00 for Under 18 years. Group/Family Ticket? Group bookings 10-15 people: museupicasso_reserves@bcn.catNotes 5 Euro supplement for audio guideFree Entry? Thursday's 16:00h to 19:00h, first Sunday of each month. 12th and 13th February, 18th May and 24th September. Book free ticket online.

Getting to Barcelona Picasso Museum

Address: Carrer de Montcada 15-23, Barcelona. 08003

Nearest Metro is Jaime I on the yellow (L4) line.

The Picasso Museum is in Calle Montcada, a narrow passage that can be found behind the Santa Maria de Mar Basilica/Cathedral or from Calle Princesa.

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