When most people think of Pablo Picasso, they think of France and his famous works at the Louvre in Paris. But, Pablo was a Spanish man through and through. Barcelona is known as a city of the arts and that exactly why you can find the largest collection of Picasso’s work in the entire world, right here at the Museu Picasso. The museum is located inside the old medieval palace of La Ribera. It opened in 1963 and was the only museum in the world dedicated to Picasso at the time, and was the only Picasso gallery created during his lifetime. The idea for the museum came from Pablo’s life-long friend Jaume Sabartés, who originally planned to build it in Pablo’s home town of Malaga. But, Picasso decided that due to his relationship with Barcelona, the collection should be set there.
As mentioned above, the collection offers the largest amount of Picasso works in the world, with roughly 4,250 pieces on display. These works consist of drawings, paintings, ceramics and engravings which span his entire lifetime of artistry. The collection is so vast and detailed that visitors can literally go on a journey of Picasso’s development in style and skill as they wander through the halls of the museum. In addition to the permanent collection at Museu Picasso, there are also regularly held, themed exhibitions to be visited throughout the year!
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday at 9am -19:00pm, even on holidays and admissions tickets including any special exhibition costs 11€. For holiday hours, tours, group tickets, events schedules and guided tours, head over to the official Museu Picasso website! Want to go for free? Check out our blog about free entries to Barcelona’s most prominent museums!
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