Museu Picasso

Located in an ensemble of Gothic palaces, the Museu Picasso de Barcelona holds a valuable and representative collection of works by Pablo Picasso. Amongst others it is possible to view Ciencia y caridad, El Arlequín or the collection of Las Meninas.

A large part of the museum's collection comes from the donation of pieces that Pablo Ruiz Picasso made to the city. It consists of the most important collection from his youth and from his education as an artist, between 1895 and 1904. Two good examples are the large-format paintings Primera comunión (1896) and Ciencia y caridad (1897).

There are also works from others of the artist's periods, with paintings from his Impressionist, Cubism, Blue and Pink Periods as well as a good number of pieces from 1917. Picasso was spending quite a bit of time in Barcelona and worked on paintings such as El arlequín, Mujer con mantilla and Personaje con frutero, which mark the beginning of his transition from Cubism and return to Classicism, and some paintings from 1957 that carry the title Las Meninas and stem from Picasso's reflections on the Velázquez piece.

The works give an overall idea of the artist's brilliant creativity, especially the pieces he created during his stays in the city, and show how the artistic currents that were flowing in Barcelona influenced his work.

The museum was inaugurated in 1963 in the Palacio Aguilà, on peaceful Montcada street, and over time has incorporated the surrounding buildings: the Barón de Castellet Palace, Meca Palace, Mauri House and Finestres Palace. The result is an impressive architectural heritage of medieval origin that occupies a built area of more than 10,000 square metres and is one of Catalonia's most visited museums.

Temporary exhibitions that have a bearing on specific aspects of Picasso's work and on the artists or movements that shaped the artistic vanguards at the beginning of the 20th century are also programmed.

The museum has a pleasant café with an open-air terrace, a library and a bookshop.

  • Type of museum: Painting
  • Ownership: Public
  • Annual closing: Mondays.
  • Opening hours - summer : Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm; Thursday from 9.00 am to 9.30 pm.
  • Opening hours - winter: Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm; Thursday from 9.00 am to 9.30 pm.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Disabled access

Accessible area classifi
Facilities available for wheelchair users
Facilities available for people with reduced mobility
No facilities available for the deaf or those with hearing impairments
No facilities available for the blind or visually impaired
Accessible resource amen
Main access, without height difference
Good natural and artificial lighting within the facility
Accessible WCs in communal parts of the building
Written signs and diagrams indicating the different rooms within the building
Wheelchair loan service available
Types of inspection
Museu Picasso
  • Museu Picasso

  • Address:Street Montcada, 15-23

  • 08003 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Museu Picasso
  • Museu Picasso

  • Address: Street Montcada, 15-23

  • 08003 Barcelona

  • Barcelona / Barcelona

  • Telephone:932 563 000


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