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Museu Picasso

Opening times

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

Thursday: until 9.30pm

Closed: Mon (including public holidays), 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.


Throughout his life, Picasso felt an attraction for the world of mythology, as demonstrated by his first drawing preserved; Hercules (1890), the legendary hero known for his superhuman strength.

In the fusion of narration and history that becomes the myth, Picasso pours out all his creative genius. He worked with copper plate, zinc, linoleum, and stone with an overwhelming freedom of brushstrokes, enormous expressive vigor, and sublime shading. Come to the Museu Picasso to discover all this graphic work.



Upcomig, from March 17 till June 25, 2017

The National Portrait Gallery and the Museu Picasso de Barcelona are organising a major exhibition exploring the place of caricature in Picasso’s portraiture, a subject that has not previously been explored in detail. The exhibition will contain paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from all periods of the artist’s long career. It is being curated by Elizabeth Cowling, Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Edinburgh University, and an independent scholar and exhibition curator.



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