Rick Steves Tour: Picasso Museum, Barcelona


By Rick Steves

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Rick Steves Tours eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader.

In Rick Steves Tour: Picasso Museum, Barcelona-for less than the price of a cappuccino-Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a visit to the museum, including when to go, how much it costs, and what to keep an eye out for once you’re there. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about Pablo Picasso along the way.

Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves Tour: Picasso Museum, Barcelona is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.


Picasso Museum Tour

Museu Picasso


Map: Picasso Museum


Boy Wonder (Room 1)

Developing Talent (Room 2)

Early Success (Room 3)

Barcelona Freedom (Room 4)

Paris (Rooms 6-7)

Blue Period (Room 8)

Rose Period


Barcelona Redux (Rooms 9-10)

Picasso and Velázquez (Rooms 12-14)

Last Years (Room 15)

This museum has the best collection in Spain of the work of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and the best collection anywhere of his earliest works. The Spaniard Picasso spent his formative years (from age 14 to 23) in Barcelona, and a visit to this museum intimately reveals the young man finding his way as an artist. By experiencing his youthful, realistic art, you can better understand his later, more challenging art and more fully appreciate his genius.

Picasso’s personal secretary, Jaume Sabartés, amassed many examples of his friend’s work and bequeathed them to Barcelona. The artist himself donated pieces to the museum in his later life, happy to have a place showing off his work in the city of his youth.


Cost and Hours: €12, more with special exhibits, book tickets in advance online; open Tue-Sun 9:00-19:00, Thu until 21:30, closed Mon.

Free Entry: Free—and crowded—Thu after 18:00 and all day on the first Sun of the month (must reserve online up to four days in advance).

Information: Tel. 932-563-000, www.museupicasso.bcn.cat.

Reservations and Ticketing Tips: There’s nearly always a line, and tickets often sell out. Buy a timed-entry ticket in advance at the museum website. An Articket BCN


On Sale
Jul 30, 2019
Page Count
20 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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