Museo Picasso, Barcelona

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Admire fine 20th century works by one of Spain’s most beloved artists at Museo Picasso. The museum is housed in five medieval palaces and contains over 3,500 pieces of Picasso’s work. Observe Picasso’s evolution as an artist by seeing some of his childhood drawings as well as many of his later works. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance to hear background information on the pieces and the life of the artist. See Museo Picasso and all Barcelona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Barcelona attractions planning tool .
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  • It is a must to understand Picasso. There are a large number of paintings, you will leave with a desire to see more. Tip: download a photograph of Meninas of Velasquez to be able to understand all the fantastic range of those of Picasso!
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  • This does not attempt to provide an exhaustive overview of Picasso’s work - there are almost no ‘famous’ pictures - but serves to convince that the man had talent. The building is lovely, and presents...  more »
  • Very nice museum and overall everything you'd expect. The entrance is a bit hard to find so make sure you look out for the signs when walking trough the street. Probably best to see when it opens to a...  more »
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  • Visited here on our last day of holiday as it was raining. The queue looked huge but moved really quickly and getting our ticket was simple and fast. The museum was laid out really well with the right amount of paintings in each room for its size so you weren't competing to see them with other visitors. The collection was stunning and I really enjoyed learning more about Picasso, especially his early work. The route around the museum was logical and designed in a way that you didn't miss any sections out. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Even if you are not really a Picasso fan don't miss this incredible museum located in what was once a palace. You cannot take a taxi to the front door because the museum is located on a small pedestrian street but you can get very close and it's a short walk to the entrance. Signs point the way. No photos nor backpacks allowed. Be sure to ask for the free brochure when entering. Well worth the €11 per person fee.
  • Picasso is a charismatic genius which is reflected in this cool, bright & decent museum. It shows/explains his painting progression from young teen to twilight years amazingly through many paintings/sketches, coupled with audio guide ( which should be included in price). Even early attendance was busy yet no queues to get in. 4 stars as there are jumps/painting gaps through the ages later down the gallery, shame does not have more of his famous pieces & the fact that few of the staff are over pumped dictators....get a life and paint like Picasso you mini franko's!!!
  • The self-guided tour audio device (5e) is a must. It's very effective at conveying the story of Picasso's changing life and prolific works. There are free lockers for storing personal items and photography is not permitted. Entry on Thursday evenings is free, but the limited tickets ran out early and I couldn't take advantage of that.
  • Such a cool museum. The museum starts from the beginning of Picasso’s art life and ends at the end of it, so you get to see how his work progressed and changed throughout. The descriptions of each phase of his life of the walls describe monumental life changes that caused his work to change as well. It’s a cool way of learning about such a great artist.

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