The Picasso Museum (Catalan: Museu Picasso) in Barcelona's El Born district is one of the most popular museums in the city. More than 1 Million visitors per year come to see this museum with its outstanding collection of modern art. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in the Spanish province of Andalucia. He dedicated 80 years of his life to arts. Due to this long productive time span he cannot be attributed to a single art movement.
The relationship between Picasso and Barcelona began when he moved to the city with his father at the age of 14. Picasso arrived in Barcelona in 1894 and created his first outstanding works here. From this period master-pieces like the First Communion (1896) and Science and Charity (1897) are displayed at Picasso Museum. The collections at Picasso Museum are set up chronologically from his adolescence to Picasso's final works:
- A Coruña
- Málaga: summers of 1896 and 1897
- Horta de Sant Joan
- Barcelona: 1899–1900
- Paris: 1900–1901
- The Blue Period
- The Rose Period
- Barcelona: 1917
- Las Meninas
- Picasso engraver
- Picasso ceramist
During his time in Paris in the 1920s Pablo Picasso met with compatriots like Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí. The style of Cubism which was mainly developed by Picasso had a large influence on the young Salvador Dalí. Miró and Picasso even established a supportive friendship which can be seen in some of their works.
Picasso Museum – Facts
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00, closed on Mondays and 1st January, 1st May, 24th June, 25th and 26th December Admission: Adults: 9,00 Euros Reduced: 6,00 Euros (visitors under 25 years or over 65 years)
How to get to Museu Picasso?
By metro take the yellow line L3 to Jaume I. Walk down Calle de la Princessa for 200 metres. Turn right into Carrer de Montcada and after 50 metres you have reached Museu Picasso. Further information on www.museupicasso.bcn.es.