Timings : Monday: 10 AM to 5 PM . Tuesdays to Sundays: 9 PM to 8:30 PM . Thursdays: 9 AM to 9:30 PM .
Time Required : 2-3 Hours
Entry Fee : Collections: EUR 12, Collection and Temporary Exhibition: EUR 14 . Temporary Exhibition: EUR 6.50
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Barcelona’s Picasso Museum or Museu Picasso was the idea of Jaume Sabartés, a long-time friend and secretary of the artist which now houses a vast collection of Picasso’s artworks. This museum is representative of the artist’s formative years stretching up to his Blue period and exhibits around 4,251 of his works among their permanent collection. Museu Picasso is, therefore, a definite pick for the tourists who seek some insight into Picasso’s life and his early works.
In 1960, the first museum dedicated to Picasso was opened under the name 'Sabartés Collection'. Museu Picasso opened in 1983 and initially held the artworks from Sabartés' personal collection. The collection at present is housed in five adjoining medieval stone mansions in the La Ribera neighbourhood and numbers up to 4,251 works to be exhibited there permanently. Museu Picasso displays mostly the formative works of the artist. Therefore it might come across as a disappointment for the ones hoping to catch a glimpse of his better-known works.
In the museum, the 14th-century structures of Palau Aguilar, Palau del Baró de Castellet and Palau Meca house the permanent collection while the other two, 14th century Palau Finestres and 18th century Casa Mauri house the temporary exhibitions. These palaces are an eye-catching sight themselves with their Catalan Gothic architecture and inner courtyards. The street on which this museum is located was declared an art historical heritage back in 1947 and hence should make it to your list!
Monday: 10 AM to 5 PM.
Tuesdays to Sundays: 9 PM to 8:30 PM.
Thursdays: 9 AM to 9:30 PM.
Collections: EUR 12
Collection and Temporary Exhibition: EUR 14
Temporary Exhibition: EUR 6.50
Collections: EUR 7
Collection and Temporary Exhibition: EUR 7.50
Temporary Exhibition: EUR 4
Free entrance every Thursday afternoon from 6 PM to 9:30 PM
First Sunday of every month from 9 AM to 7 PM
Open door days (February 12th, May 18th and September 24th)
Tickets can be purchased online from http://www.bcn.cat/museupicasso/en/visiting/hours-and-tickets
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