The Picasso Museum in Barcelona

by TheFunPlan

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona houses the most extensive collection of art from the artist, originally from Málaga. Spread across 5 palaces in the Ribera district in the old town of the city, this museum highlights the affinity that Picasso had for the city of Barcelona. The 13thcentury buildings in which the permanent exhibition is held gives you a real feeling of what the city was like 600 years ago. The museum was set up by Pablo Picasso’s close friend and secretary Jaume Sabartes. Most of the works were donated by Picasso himself, and his friends and family. Today, the museum has over 4,000 pieces of art in it! (4 251 to be precise.) Pablo Picasso donated the complete series Las Meninas (1957) which consist of 58 paintings.  He reinterpreted the painting Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. Ranging from his teenage year to 1917, you will find some of his less-known art works in here.

 

Activities

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona

The Picasso museum offers various activities for university students as well as secondary and primary school students.

The museum offers visits focused on specific requirements for post-secondary students. In those visits, the museum works closely with the professors beforehand to establish which aspects of the collection to focus on during the visit. The content of the visit with be directly related to the groups’ field of study. This allows for a professional orientation of the content.

The tours last 1 hour, and are available from Monday to Friday from 10.15 am. The price is of 31 euros per group or class. A reservation is necessary for this tour. To arrange specific subject of the tour, please contact museupicasso_educacio@bcn.cat so that an adequate tour can be tailored for your needs. Visit this website for more information.

For secondary school pupils, the visits organised by the museum  are a great dynamic opportunity where the students are encouraged to actively participate in the learning process. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of observing and dialoguing in front of the work of art . The docent of the museum works as the moderator. He will offer students key notions to deepen their knowledge on Picasso himself, and different works of art.

The museum proposes an itinerary featuring five works from the collection. This allows the students to get to know the museum better as well as gaining knowledge on the life of Picasso. The artworks can be changed in function of the educational level of the group.

The languages offered in this program are English, French and Italian. Please consult availability for other languages. The tours are available from September to July, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm onwards. The price is of 85 euros per group of maximum 25 students and last 1 hour. Please visit this website for more information and contact museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat for reservations.

 

Plan your visit 

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The museum’s opening times vary. On Mondays, from 10am to 5pm. Tuesdays is 9am to 830pm and Thursdays is 9am to 9.30pm. If you go on Thursday afternoons (from 6 to 9.30pm) or on the 1stSunday of each month, the entry is free of charge! Moreover, if you are aged between 18 and 25 years old, over 65 or unemployed, your entry is free of charge as well. Otherwise, the general price for the collection is 12 euros, temporary exhibition is 6,50 euros and a ticket for both would be 14euros. Visit this website for more info and click here to buy your tickets on line

You can also buy a ticket that will grant you access to 6 museums in Barcelona. Depending on how long you stay here and how many visits you plan on doing, we recommend this option. You will save a lot of money! The ticket costs 30 euros and grants you access to (CCCB, MACBA, MNAC, Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Fundación Joan Miró and Museu Picasso) during a period of 12 months.)

To get the most out of your visit, we recommend you do a guided tour for 6 euros. You can also hire an audio guide. Also, by visiting this website you will see a selection of 39 artworks from the permanent collection, considered some of the most spectacular of the collection. There is even an app you can get on your phone to guide your visit.

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