Barcelona Picasso Museum

Open its doors in 1963, and the museum is exclusively dedicated to the work of Spanish artists. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was the most acclaimed artist of the 20th century, he was born in Malaga (south of Spain), but he adopted Barcelona as his house for many years.

Picasso in Barcelona

Picasso’s family move to Barcelona from La Coruña in 1895. Those days Barcelona was in the middle of the urbanistic revolution (Cardá plan). Picasso was in the education period and entry to the School of Art (La Llotja). So he opened several workshops and joined the cultural environment, and they got together in Els Quatre Gats.

Picasso lived in Barcelona until 1904, and then he moved to Paris.

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The Palaces

Museum was born will of Picasso, who, in 1960, expressed his desire to open it in the city where he was educated. In 1963 and thanks to the work of his secretary, Jaume Sabartés, the museum was already a reality. However, due to the artist’s manifest opposition to the regime, the museum could not be opened with the name we know it today and was inaugurated under the Sabartés Collection.

The collection with which the museum opened its doors was the personal collection of Sabartés (hence the name of the museum) together with the works of Picasso that were in the Barcelona Art Museums:

Barcelona Picasso Museum  comprises five Catalan Gothic buildings that the Barcelona City Council acquired in El Born neighborhood in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district.

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barcelona picasso museum interior detail

The collection

Showrooms are divided according to the maturing of the painter over the years, with more than 4,000 works in the permanent collection, mainly the artist’s initial phases. 

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barcelona picasso museum hall

The museum contains a collection that runs throughout his life, including drawings of his childhood in-class notebook sheetsfamily portraits, and works of the pink and blue stage.

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Las Meninas – Pablo Picasso – oil on canvas 194 cm x 260 cm
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El Postre – Barcelona Picasso Museum

Picassso’s works in Barcelona

You can’t miss the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain!!.


Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00–19:00
Friday: 9:00–19:00
Saturday: 9:00–19:00
Sunday: 9:00–19:00

By public transport

Buses 17, 40, 45, 19, 39, 51, 14, 59 and 120.


Yellow Line L4 (stop Jaume I).

By car (Nearest parking)

1. Carrer Princesa, 2. Passeig del Born, 3. Plaça de la Catedral, 4. Via Laietana.

How to visit for free the Picasso Museum

  • Every Sunday after 3:00 p.m.
  • The first Sunday of the month.
  • In addition, on February 12, May 18 and September 24, Open House Days.

Barcelona Picasso Museum Tickets

Buy the ticket online

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