Picasso Museum, Barcelona

4.0
#5 of 72 in Museums in Barcelona
Admire fine 20th century works by one of Spain’s most beloved artists at Picasso Museum. 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. Put Picasso Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Barcelona vacation generator.
Create an itinerary including Picasso Museum
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
7,490 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • August 20, 2017
    Nice and fun museum, with works by Picasso and other artists and this should you have seen, but older ones are not in this museum as the work that is a painting by Picasso Guernica from 1937.
    View original
  • August 20, 2017
    Clean and tidy... You are not allowed to take pictures. What I liked the most was a picture of the pre-Cubism stage (communion) and of course, the interpretation of Picasso on Velázquez's Las Meninas
    View original
  • August 20, 2017
    S was a great place to learn more about Picasso's development as an artist. We took the audio tour which really enhanced the experience and gave more insight into some of the work on display. An educa...  more »
Google
  • If you like art and a fan of Picasso, this is a great place to go to see his works, and there are lots to see. We were lucky to see this as it was on a Sunday and it was pretty much fully booked we got the last 2 tickets 6pm to 7pm i believe fortunately and it was free Tip museum is free on Sundays after 3pm and First Sunday of every month. So book your reservation online and plan ahead as you have fixed slot times. I am so so with art there are some things i like and some things I don’t but I really enjoyed this, was interesting to see how he explored and educated himself via his works.
  • The artwork is exceptional and lays out the foundation of Picasso's mastery and his evolution over the years very well. The interiors need to be a bit more airy / brighter (take a cue from the Miro foundation), and the artwork were not always in the right order / logical progression. Also - what's with the no picture policy. I understand no flash but there's pretty much no reason to not allow people to take photos of works they admire.
  • Very enjoyable gallery has a full selection of Pablo Picasso's different ages of painting. Fair prices of entrance with student tickets of 7 euros. I was very impressed by Picasso so I enjoyed a lot. The gift shop is also very recommended.
  • The museum is free for student. If you forget to bring the student certificate, youcan prove it by logging in to school account. This museum has marvelous drawings of early Picasso that show how his drawing styles change over time. During these days there is also a temporary exhibition of portraits of Picasso. One bad thing: when I first visited this place on Sunday afternoon, the tickets were all sold out so I had to revisit on Tuesday.
  • Absolutely unacceptable! Not only my family waited in the sun to get a ticket for half an hour, but they also experienced a terrible amount of rudeness from the staff! How ridiculous is it that the staff can just "assume" that the costumers are taking photos just by seeing a person holding a phone? What right does the staff have to "in general" talk impolitely to costumers and call the adviser just for the hell of it? If you (staff) found sense to do that, somewhere in the miserable amount of brain I can witness, then you are absolutely unprofessionally useless for this job and deserve nothing but to get fired! Picasso is great, but a nice atmosphere is of no less importance.

Plan your trip to Barcelona

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Barcelona by other users

11 days in Spain, Porto & Lisbon BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA November, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Spain, Milan & Lisbon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans