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Review of Museo Picasso

Museo Picasso
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US$27.68*
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Picasso Museum Experience in Barcelona...
Ranked #88 of 753 things to do in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this today. We missed out on seeing it when we were last in Barcelona so it was a must on this visit

We had both studied art before and so it was wonderful to see the originals and the progression of his work and media through his life. The works were tastefully displayed and the building itself was magnificent.

It is well worth the visit and would recommend it to all art lovers.

Thank bryjud
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum on a Wednesday at 10 am and there wasn’t any line-up. I used my Barcelona Card for free entry but I also paid 5 Euros for the use of an audioguide. It wasn’t very crowded in the museum.

No photography is allowed inside the museum. The museum featured mostly works from his earlier period. The museum was spacious and well-laid out. There is also a gift shop on the ground floor after leaving the museum. I spent an hour in the museum.

Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour of the museum on the first Monday of March. You can go online and purchase your free ticket. There were many people turned down at the door as they only allow so many free tickets. It shows Picasso's early works which is interesting. After an hour we were ready to leave.

Thank Retired_teacher_56
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just went to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Great museum that is very really well laid out. Really good display of his early work.
Get there early as it is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. First time we went it was sold out by 3:30pm. Enjoy!

Thank bottomjiggler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Picasso Museum is located in a beautiful historic building in the old part of Barcelona, which provides a nice contrast to Picasso's modern artworks, yet at the same time puts him in the rich cultural context in which the artist grew up and worked. The curatorial work in this museum was really top notch, and the arrangement of his works followed a chronological pattern, which allowed the visitors to trace the development and evolvement of Picasso's signature style over the years, starting with his rather naturalistic work as a youth, and then leading up to the famous Las Meninas-series (which is all displayed in one room, so that you can study Picasso's various experimental approaches to Diego Velazquez' famous painting - brilliant!!). This being said, however, the overall experience was somewhat dampened by the hordes of tourist inside the exhibition. Despite the museum's pre-booking policy, and the limitation of tickets which are handed out for a specific time slot, there are still far too many people inside the museum at the same time, which makes enjoying or focusing on the works really hard, and at times impossible (my guess is that many visitors stay longer in the rooms as was expected by the museum, and have not left the museum when the next group is already allowed in, leading to these huge masses of people). Still, this museum provides a fascinating addition to Barcelona's museum scene, and is an interesting contrast to Gaudi. (Tip: entry to the museum is free on Thursdays after 6 pm - pre-booking is however required to get in at that time!).

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