Visit the Picasso Museum in Barcelona: tickets, prices, opening hours

Musée Picasso

Planning a trip to the city of Gaudí? Don’t forget to visit the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, where you can admire some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works!

Less than 2 hours from France, discover the beautiful, dynamic and vibrant city of Barcelona! During your stay, you’re sure to be delighted by all the activities the city has to offer: relaxing on the beach, shopping, walking or cycling around the city, going out at night or visiting cultural sites, you’re bound to find something to do that will delight you.

And speaking of culture and museums, whether you’re an art lover or simply curious, don’t miss a visit to Barcelona’s Picasso Museum. A true tribute to the great painter, you’ll discover many of his works, as well as his entire history and career.

So to help you visit Barcelona’s Picasso Museum, we’ve put together a mini-guide with all the important information you need to know.

History of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

The Picasso Museum is located in the center of Barcelona, in one of the five large houses and palaces on Montcada Street, built in the 13th and 14th centuries. Their charm lies in their Catalan Gothic style.

The main building is the former Aguilar Palace, once owned by the Berenguer Aguilar family and later by several Catalan bourgeois families. In 1953, Barcelona City Council decided to buy the building and inaugurated the Picasso Museum in 1963. Gradually, the museum was extended to include the 4 neighbouring buildings: Baró de Castellet, Mecca, Finestres and Mauri. Today, the museum covers almost 11,000 m2.

The idea for the museum came from Jaime Sabartés, Picasso’s personal secretary and friend. And it was Picasso who chose to locate the museum in Barcelona, where he arrived at the age of 14 to study Fine Arts.

The collection it holds was built up from works donated by secretary Jaime Sabartés and even by Picasso himself, his wife and many other donors. In all, the museum houses over 4,000 pieces, mixing paintings, drawings, engravings, illustrations and ceramics.

What to see and do at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

To help you organize and prepare your visit as effectively as possible, we recommend you visit the Musée Picasso in advance, using the interactive map.

The Musée Picasso is a truly exceptional place to visit, whether you’re a great admirer of the artist or simply curious. You’re sure to be impressed by both the gothic architecture and the incredible collection of Picasso’s works.

You’ll visit the museum through its 5 palaces. Along the way, you’ll learn about Pablo Picasso’s early work and his relationship with Barcelona.

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is home to over 4,000 works dating from the early years of Picasso’s life as an artist. It holds the most important collection of the artist’s drawings, paintings and sculptures, and chronologically traces his career from 1890 to 1917.

Several temporary exhibitions on a particular theme, always related to the artist’s life, take place throughout the year.

How to get to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

There are several ways to get to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, located at Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

The entrance to the museum is at number 17.

  • By bus :

– Routes 120, 45, V15 and V17 Via Laietana

– 39 51 H14 Passeig Picasso lines

– H14 45 51 Pla de Palau lines

– 120 Princesa line

  • By metro: Line 4, Jaume I station and Line 1, Arc de Triomph station
  • By car: The museum does not have its own parking lot.

Nearest parking lots:

– Carrer Princesa, Passeig del Born / Plaça Comercial

– Plaça de la Catedral

– Avinguda Cambó

– Via Laietana.

Opening hours and prices of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

SCHEDULES

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is open every day:

  • On public holidays, the palace closes at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. depending on the day.
  • Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Closed: January 1, May 1, May 13, May 20, June 24 and December 25

RATES

Permanent collection ticket

  • General rate: €12
  • Reduced rate: €7

Temporary exhibitions ticket

  • General rate: €6.5
  • Reduced rate : 4,5 €

Good to know: The reduced rate applies to the following visitors, on presentation of proof: young people aged 18 to 25, students, people aged 65 and over, the unemployed and Barcelona Libraries cardholders.

Guided tour

  • In French, every Wednesday at 4pm and Sunday at 11.15am: €6 + ticket price for permanent collection
  • Audioguide: €5

Free

  • Thursday afternoons from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • First Sundays of the month, 9 to 7 p.m.
  • Open days: February 12, May 18 and September 24
  • Admission is free all year round for the following visitors, on presentation of valid proof: under-18s, teachers and journalists.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To help you make the most of your visit to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, we’ve put together a list of the most frequently asked questions:

Until when can I buy tickets?

Ticket offices close 30 minutes before the end of the show. Ticket sales may be suspended before the box office closes if tickets are sold out. To avoid this situation, it is advisable to buy your ticket in advance.

How long does the tour last?

The visit takes around 2 hours.

When is the best time to visit the Picasso Museum in Barcelona?

To avoid the crowds, we advise you to visit the museum as soon as it opens or two hours before it closes.

Are photographs allowed?

It is forbidden to take photos with flash inside the museum. Tripods are prohibited.

Can I take home souvenirs from the museum?

The museum has a bookshop and store.

Does the museum have a checkroom?

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona offers a free checkroom service, where you can leave bags, umbrellas and other bulky items, which are not allowed inside the museum.

Are pets allowed?

Only guide dogs for the visually impaired are allowed in the park.

Accessibility :

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is equipped to accommodate people with reduced mobility. An elevator provides easy access to the exhibition, and wheelchairs are available on request.