Picasso Museum Barcelona

Discover the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, located in five medieval palaces in the neighborhood of La Ribera
Picasso Museum. Photography: Kippelboy
The Picasso Museum is a must for all art lovers who visit Barcelona. It is a monographic museum dedicated to the painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso, with the most important collections in the world of youth and formative period of this universal artist who was very close to Barcelona throughout all his life and who wanted to have his museum in the Catalonian capital.
The museum was opened to the public in 1963 thanks to the idea and effort of Jaume Sabartés, a friend and secretary of the artist born in Malaga. The first collection of the museum gathered the works donated by Sabartés and the works kept in the art museums of Barcelona. Picasso himself significantly increased the collection with two donations made in 1968 and 1970. After the death of the artist his heirs, other persones and various art galleries completed the collections. In 2005 the institution was declared a museum of national interest by the Generalitat of Catalonia.
The Picasso Museum occupies five large medieval buildings (the palaces Aguilar, Baró de Castellet, Mecca, Finestres and Casa Mauri) located in the quarter of La Ribera. The buildings built in the 13th - 14th centuries and very modified later, follow the Catalan Gothic style.
Permanent collection
The permanent collection contains over 4,200 works. The great part of the exposed paintings correspond to the period between 1890 and 1917. The museum has very few works from the later period. One of the most important is the Las Meninas series. The collection of engravings and lithographs basically comprises the period between 1962 and 1982. The collection also includes sculptures, illustrations made for various books and ceramic objects.
Contact
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Contact
Address: 15-23 Montcada Street - Barcelona 08003
Tel.: +34 932 563 000
Tel.: +34 933 150 102
E-mail: museupicasso@bcn.cat
Website: www.museupicasso.bcn.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 7pm
Sundays and holidays: 10am to 3pm
Thursday: 9am to 9.30pm

Closed: Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 24 and 25.
Closed in the afternoon: December 24 and 31.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 14 €
Permanent collection: 11 €
Temporary exhibition: 6.50 €
Reduced admission: 7.50 €
Reduced admission to the permanent collection (over 65, young people aged 18 to 25, unemployed people): 7 €
Reduced admission to the temporal collection: 4.50 €
Under 18, students, journalists: free admission.

Every Sunday afternoon, the first Sunday of each month, February 12, May 21, September 24: free admission.
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Public transport
Metro. Jaume I Station (L4 line).
Bus. Lines 39, 45, 51, 120, H14, V15 and V17.
Tourist bus. Colom - Barri Gòtic stop (red route).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°23'06.7"N 2°10'51.4"E / 41.385186, 2.180945
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