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Museu Picasso

Opening times

Tuesday to Sundays: 9am to 7pm (including holidays)

Thursday: until 9.30pm

Monday: 10am to 5 pm (from July 24 to September 25)

Closed: 1st Jan, 1st May, 24th June and 25th Dec.

On 24th and 31st Dec museum closes at 2.00pm.


Fundació Museu Picasso of Barcelona

Montcada 15-23

08003 Barcelona

Telf. (+34) 93 256 30 00

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The Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum) in Barcelona is an essential starting point for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Barcelona. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Opened in 1963, the Picasso Museum also reveals the artist’s relationship with the city of Barcelona: one that was shaped in adolescence and that continued until his death. The Museum’s collection is unique and practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period, while also including important works from 1917 and the series Las Meninas (1957), as well as a comprehensive collection of the artist’s prints.


The exhibition programme at the Museu Picasso (Picasso Museum) is closely linked to the figure of Pablo Picasso and to the study and knowledge of our collection. It features large-format exhibitions that relate Picasso to his contemporaries or explore a particular aspect of his work, as well as smaller exhibitions integrated within the circuit of the collection to highlight various aspects. The Museum also has a programme of works on temporary loan giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy exceptional pieces in the context of other works in the collection. Running parallel to its exhibition programme, the Museum also organises seminars and lectures on Picasso and other subjects of museological interest, conducted by international experts. All of this makes the Picasso Museum one of the most interesting places to visit in Barcelona.


The Museu Picasso, Barcelona is taking part in the exhibition Picasso. Bleu et rose at the Musée d’Orsay, which will run from 18 September 2018 until 6 January 2019, with an exceptional loan of artworks. To enable us to continue to offer a coherent visit to our permanent collection, the directors of the museums organizing the exhibition in Paris, Laurence des Cars (Musée d’Orsay) and Laurent Le Bon (Musée national Picasso-Paris), have facilitated the loan in exchange of nineteen works by a number of major artists, including Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Steinlen and Toulouse-Lautrec, within the framework of the very fruitful cooperation between our institutions.

The drawings, paintings and sculptures we are presenting engage in dialogue with the works in our collection, and in so doing allow us to show the decisive influence that the artists working in Paris in the early years of the 20th century exer- cised on the young Picasso’s stylistic evolution and his creation and consolidation of a language of his own. Clearly apparent here is his fascination with the avant-garde, as he begins – especially in the period between his first trip to Paris in October 1900 and his definitive move to live there in April 1904 – to forge his personal style and progress from a worldly painting to an art of a notably symbolic character.




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