C/ Montcada, 15-23

Phone: 0034 932 563 000
Fax: 0034 933 150 102
Website: http://www.museupicasso.b

Museo Picasso Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is indispensable for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,500 works that make up the permanent collection. However, the Picasso Museum also reveals his relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend Jaume Sabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists.

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Permanent Collection

The collections of the Picasso Museum reveal, to a large extent, the relationship that the artist maintained with Barcelona and depict the key moments of this affinity. As a matter of fact, a large part of the present collect comes from donations that Picasso himself made in 1970 of all his early work.

Owing to this, the museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative periods in the life of the artist. Furthermore, the museum possesses an important representation of works from 1917, the year that Picasso met Olga Kokhlova and went to Rome with Diaguilev’s ballet company to prepare Parade. Afterwards, he would travel to Barcelona to introduce her to his family.

That year Picasso spent a long period in Barcelona. A group of very important works bears witness to this stay; they mark the transition from Cubism to the reencounter with classicism, favoured by his journey to Italy. Some examples of these are Harlequin, Woman with Mantilla, Figure with Fruit Dish and Blanquita Su√°rez, excellent Cubist pieces, but with more concessions to polychromy and ornamental elements.

The collection is exhaustive up to the Blue Period, of which the museum has a priceless group of works. The end of this period coincides with Picasso’s departure to live indefinitely in Paris, in April 1904.

As can be appreciated, the collections in the Picasso Museum have an unquestionable Barcelonian character, and at the same time, have given a marked Picasso character to Barcelona.

On 9 March 1963, the Picasso Museum opened its doors to the public. The following years were marked by two events. In 1968, following the death of Sabart√©s, Picasso don...+ [ Read all ]


The aim of the Museums’s programme of temporary exhibitions is to show specific aspects of Picasso’s work in depth, as well as that of other artists or artistic movements that made up the artistic avant-garde in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This approach to exhibitions, a task that the Picasso Museum has undertaken for more than fifteen years, has contributed to fill a vacuum in the city, and has helped to make the museum one of the most solid institutions in the city.

Previous Exhibitions

Picasso and the Circus (2006/7)

Books Illustrated by Picasso. The Museu's Collection (2005)

Picasso. War and Peace (2004)

Picasso. From Caricature to the Metamorphosis of Style (2003)

Picasso. Interior and Exterior Landscapes (1999/2000)

Picasso. Engravings 1990-1942 (1998/1999)

Picasso. The Drawing Factory, 1890-1904 (1997/1998)

Picasso and the Theatre (1996/1997)

The exhibitions devoted to other artists or artistic movements that the museum has presented are:

Jean Hélion (2005)

Magnelli. Between Cubism and Futurism (2004)

Torres-García (2003)

Jean Planque Collection. The Story of an Art Collector (2002)

Steinlen and the 1900 Period (2000)

Raoul Dufy, 1877-1953 (1999)

Egon Schiele. The Leopold Collection (1998)

Exhibitions (3)

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Standard: 6,00 ‚ā¨
Temporary Exhibitions: 5,00 ‚ā¨
Combined: museum + temporary exhibition: 8,50 ‚ā¨
Groups Temporary Exhibitions: 4,00 ‚ā¨
Groups Combined: 6,50 ‚ā¨
Under-16s, ICOM members, Tarjeta Rosa holders and teachers: free

For details of further discounts:

Tickets can be bought until half an hour before closing time

ARTICKETBCN (visit the 7main art centres in Barcelona for up to 6 months): 20 ‚ā¨

Opening hours

Tuesdays to Sundays: 10 am to 8 pm

Closed: Mondays except public holidays, January 1, May 1, June 24, December 25 and 26
Free entry: February 11, May 18, September 24

Last admittance to rooms 30 minutes before closing time.

Getting there

Museu Picasso
C/ Montcada, 15-23
08003 Barcelona

Phone: (+34) 932 563 000
Fax: (+34) 933 150 102

By Underground: Line I (red) Arc de Triomf station, Line III (green) Liceu station, Line IV (yellow) Jaume I station.

By bus: 17, 40, 45 (bus stop: Via Laietana / Jaume I), 39, 51 (bus stop: Passeig Picasso), 14 (bus stop: Passeig Marqués de l’Argentera), 59 (bus stop: Pla de Palau), 120 (bus stop: Princesa)

By car: the museum does not have its own car park. The nearest ones are on the Passeig del Born, Plaça de la Catedral, Avinguda Cambó and there are several on the Via Laietana.


People with limited mobility or in wheelchairs can use the lift, if they ask one of the staff at museum entrance.
Wheelchairs are available on request.

The museum has a cloakroom with attending staff that is available to all visitors. Bags, briefcases, etc. must be left here before entering the exhibition rooms.

Guided tours to the permanent collection are available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.
- Thursdays, from 16 to 18:15. 16:00 p.m. (Catalan); 16:15 (French); 18:00 (English); 18:15 (Spanish)
- Saturdays, from 10am to 12:15pm. 10:00 (Catalan); 10:15 (French); 12:00 (English); 12:15 (Spanish)
Visitors pay the standard price for the museum.
Telephone number for reservations (+34) 932 563 022 (Mondays, from 16 to 18:00) or e-mail for reservations:

The information service assists visitors to the museum. The information service can be contacted by phone on (+34) 932 563 000.

The museum library specialises in Picasso and his circle. Access to the library is restricted. Arrangements for visits can be made for a particular day and time by phoning (+34) 932 563 031 or by e-mail at

The café-restaurant is on the ground floor of the museum, and there is an open-air terrace. Access is from any of the entrances to the museum on the Carrer de Montcada. The café-restaurant is open to visitors from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm, and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Groups wanting to visit the museum are required to contact us in advance.

Bookings by phone (+34) 932 563 022 or by email (


Teachers wishing to prepare a visit to the museum in advance receive a free ticket for any day they choose. To take advantage of this offer, the group booking reference number should be presented at the museum ticket desk.

Venue hire

The assembly halls, patios and other public areas can be hired. Likewise, it is possible to contract a private visit to the exhibition rooms. To obtain more information about the fees and availability of the areas, please contact us by phone (+34) 932 563 000 or by e-mail at

The assembly hall holds a maximum of one hundred people, and is equipped with a public address system, simultaneous translation and audio-visual equipment. You can ask about the hiring of the assembly hall by phoning (+34) 932 563 000 or by e-mail at

Private visits to the museum can be arranged.

The museum hires out its spaces for cultural and/or educational reports. Advance arrangements must be made. The reports must be carried out when the museum is closed to the public. For more information, please contact the communication department.