Picasso Museum

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Museu Picasso, or Barcelona's Picasso Museum, was the brainchild of Picasso's friend and secretary Jaume Sabartés. The museum houses a great collection of Picasso’s artworks.

The first museum, 'Sabartés Collection,' was opened in 1960. Later, Museu Picasso was opened in 1983. It held the artwork from Sabartés' personal collection.

Five adjoining medieval stone mansions house the collection at present in the La Ribera neighborhood. It is a permanent exhibition for as many as 4,251 works. These are mostly Picasso's formative works, so visitors may not see his better-known works here.

In the museum, 14th century Palau Finestres and 18th century Casa Mauri house the temporary. On the other hand, the 14th-century structures of Palau Aguilar, Palau del Baro de Castellet, and Palau Meca preserve the permanent collections. Catalan Gothic architecture and inner courtyard make these palaces an eye-catching sight.

The museum exhibits around 4,251 of his works during the artist’s formative years up to his Blue period in a permanent collection. The street of the museum got elevated to the status of an art-historical heritage in 1947. It is a must-visit for tourists who wants to gain insight into ace artist Picasso and his early works.



Museu Picasso covers three sections and begins with Picasso's oils and sketches from his years in Málaga and A Coruna. The same depicts his mastery throughout the years in ceramics and engravings.

Room 8 showcases paintings from Picasso’s Blue Period. El foll (The Madman), Terrats de Barcelona (Roofs of Barcelona), The Portrait of Jaume Sabartés, and Woman with Bonnet are some of those paintings.

In rooms 5 to 7, you will see Picasso's artworks that he contributed to in Paris. You will get quite a few cubist paintings in rooms 10 and 11.

In a series of 58 paintings, Picasso displays his take on Diego Velázquez' masterpiece Las men inas in rooms 12 to 14. Of 58 paintings, 45 are cubist interpretations of the work, nine concerns with the scenes of doves, three landscapes, and a portrait of Jacqueline The Les Ménines, Les Demoiselles d' honneur.



  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm
  • Sunday : 11:00 am to 09:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • Metro : The closest metro station is Jaume I on line 4 and Arc de Triomf on line 1. You can reach Museu Picasso by taking the metro L4.
  • Bus : Take bus number 120, 45, 39, 51, 120, and H14 to the museum.
  • Taxi : You can hire a taxi to reach the museum.


Ticket Pricing

  • Collection : €12(1042.73 INR)
  • Collection and Temporary Exhibitions : €14(1216.52 INR)...
  • Temporary Exhibition : € 6.50(564.81 INR)...
  • Reduced price- Collection , Collection and Temporary Exhibitions : Collection €7 (608.26 INR) Collection and Temporary Exhibitions €7(608.26 INR) The following individuals can avail of reduced price: • People between 18 and 25 years old • Library card holders of Barcelona • University students • Citizens above 65 years’ old • Unemployed people or people with the reduced pink card ...
  • Free-of-charge times : Thursday afternoons from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm, first Sunday of each month, and open Door days: February 12th, May 17th, and September 24th...

Things to Do

These fantastic things will go a long way in enhancing your knowledge about Picasso.

Visit the basement

Here, fascinating Phoenician and Roman ruins will recount you about Romans' history in the archeological area. This is a fun opportunity to explore more about the Romans.

See temporary exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions will narrate you about the Spanish Civil war and how propaganda and cartoons were used. You may meet Picasso's friend photojournalist David Douglas Duncan and glance through Picasso's numerous photos with his family.

Refreshments at the cafes

Pop into any one of the few cafes at the museum and enjoy a hot coffee or tea.

Try to remember at least 3 quotes

Try to take away a few of Picasso’s quotes from all over the museum. Try to identify with them or memorize, and carry them as a keepsake.

Continue learning about Picasso

To learn more about the great artist Picasso, you can take the Picasso's Barcelona tour and accompany friendly guides.


Picasso Museum, Carrer Montcada, Barcelona, Spain

Rating & Reviews

Based on 21452 reviews
Very Good
Jane George
Jane George
08/18/2020 18:19
Fascinating to see Picasso's evolution as a painter. Due to current circumstances the museum was quiet, didn't have to queue. The staff were very organised with their health safety and their directions. The guidance and symbols on the floor also helpful. Was pleasantly surprised my children were admitted for free and they enjoyed looking at he paintings.
Yelena Smith
Yelena Smith
07/31/2020 00:51
Every Thursday from 5 p.m. there is free entrance . It makes s really nice possibility for the locals to enjoy the museum regularly. The tickets ( 0 EUR) are available on their website, but on Monday morning.. Hope this helps somebody to go to such interesting place with a diverse selection of art !
Maya K
Maya K
08/24/2020 20:18
The collection they have is quite big, and we enjoyed it very much. However, they didn't upload their entire tour to the app yet, which means you miss out on big parts of the tour (and you hear a lot of "you can see on your screen" when there is nothing). This was sometimes very annoying, such as while looking at the "Las Meninas" exhibition without the reference to the original (which we googled, among other things). In addition, from some reason the staff at the museum, while polite, sometimes cause an uncomfortable feeling. They also speak among themselves very loudly sometimes. While we understand completely the need to monitor the exhibition and visitors, the atmosphere in the museum is not very inviting and comfortable in our opinion. Still, recommended while in Barcelona.
Bianca M.
Bianca M.
08/06/2020 19:04
Beautiful museum! Not a lot of people now due to COVID-19! Staff is friendly, but due to the COVID 19 rules it was kinda weird: you can’t walk freely from room to room. It didn’t bother me because it was very organized, which is nice!
Alexandra Recupero
Alexandra Recupero
08/30/2020 19:04
Picasso's version of las Meninas is a MUST-see! (COVID-19 Protocol here is exceptional, thank you!)

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You can avail of free entry every Thursday afternoon from 6 pm to 9.30 pm. Similarly, you can get free access on the first Sunday of every month from 9 am to 7 pm.
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