Are you a Picasso fan? Have you already been to the Picasso Museum of Barcelona (or any other Picasso museum in the world!) and want to get a deeper understanding of his works? Want to see Barcelona from the eyes of a young Picasso?
The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is not what most visitors expect. You pay your ticket to see funky cubist paintings… and you are given figurative art instead! And since the big flaw of the museum is the lack of information inside, I’ve heard many people complain the visit was a waste. And that’s so sad! Because I find it so fascinating: there is a story behind every painting.
This is why having a private guide to show you around the Picasso Museum is one of the best investments you can make in your trip (if you are into art, I mean). Some of our tours take you there, but if you want to go deeper into Picasso’s youth and his relationship with Barcelona, so you can see his Art under a totally new light, this tour will take you to the Barcelona Picasso knew.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (your location and pace, your main interests…)
Your Picasso Tour will start at the 4 Gats, the bohemian cafe where the modernist artists used to meet to discuss art and hear the freshest intellectual news arriving from Paris.
While Picasso never set foot in Spain again after the Franco Dictatorship started, he accepted to design a mural that decorates the front of the building that houses the headquarters of the local Architects Association.
Next we’ll head to Sala Parés: The oldest art gallery in Spain, where Picasso also exhibited (with not as much success as he expected…). This art gallery is located in a very quaint alley that smells of hot chocolate and churros.
And from there, we’ll head to La Mercè and La Barceloneta quarters, where you’ll see the streets where Picasso lived with his parents and where he had his first ateliers, listening to stories about little mischiefs, and strolling through a urban landscape that you’ll later be connecting with the works displayed at the Picasso Museum.
Before entering the Born district, you’ll stop by La Llotja, the art school where his father was teaching, and where he also attended lessons. Some of the works he did there are now displayed at the Picasso Museum, too.
Finally, you’ll skip lines with your guide to enter the Picasso Museum of Barcelona and visit its permanent collection. It’s the only museum in the world specialized in the training period of the artist, and it also features a remarkable blue period collection. We’ll also unveil for you the secrets of the Meninas series created by Picasso in the fifties. And of course, you’ll be connecting the places visited during the tour with the paintings you’ll see in the museum.
Your guide can give you ideas for lunch, or put you on a taxi or give you directions to take the subway or walk back to your hotel.
This tour is designed for adults able to walk with a special interest in Picasso, that are happy to spend 4 hours discovering the world of Picasso in Barcelona.
If you want to visit the Museu Picasso, but not spend 4 hours hearing about Picasso, book one of our Barcelona tours that take you to the Picasso Museum, or or add one extra hour to any other tour of your choice.
If you are traveling with kids, this tour might be not exciting enough for them. If you want your kids to visit the Picasso Museum, we suggest you book a tour of the Old Town (that already takes you there), or add one extra hour to any other tour of your choice.
If you have walking issues, bear in mind that this is a 100% walking tour that takes place in pedestrian streets and having a driver is not an option.
If you are on a wheelchair, this tour is accessible.
If you love art and would love a longer tour, add a couple of hours so we can also take you to the Miró Foundation.
Are you also interested in Salvador Dali? Check out our Dali tours.
DURATION: 4 hours
100% WALKING TOUR
Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver
PAID ON SITE skipping lines:
* Fees given as an orientation only. Sites might decide to change them without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.
We can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received. Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out in high season, and Park Guell & Sagrada Familia tickets sell out, too.
This tour is:
|AVAILABLE||Tuesday through Saturday.|
Monday (May thru September, included)
|NOT AVAILABLE||Monday (except May thru September, included) and Sunday.|
Recommended starting times:
|Morning Tours:||Anytime between 9AM and 10AM|
|Afternoon Tours:||Anytime between 1PM and 3PM|
Our tour guide Miriam has been our guide on several tours for the last three years. Her knowledge of art and art history is second to none. I no know more about Picasso than a college semester course would offer, but in far less time. My appreciation for Barcelona grows with every visit.