Picasso Walking Tour & Picasso Museum of Barcelona

4.4 / 5

387 Reviews

Picasso Walking Tour & Picasso Museum of Barcelona

4.4 / 5

387 Reviews

Discover Picasso's Barcelona by following in the artist's footsteps. Explore the famous painter's old neighborhood and favorite haunts on foot, before enjoying a guided visit to the Museu Picasso to see Picasso's earlier style and formative works of art.

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Duration: 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Imagine the creative gatherings of Picasso's time as you visit Els Quatre Gats in the heart of Barcelona
  • Walk in the footsteps on Picasso, as you see the Llotja de Mar art school where he studied
  • Admire the artist's works in the Museu Picasso, seeing how his style matured and evolved in his Barcelona years
  • See Picasso's only piece of public art at the Architects' Association Building
Full description
Be immersed in the world of Picasso as you discover Bohemian Barcelona on this 2-hour walking tour. Explore the neighborhood where Pablo Picasso lived, imagining it at the turn of the last century. Learn about the history of this famous, eccentric Spanish painter as your guide tells you anecdotes about Picasso's friends and the events that influenced his life and artistic career. Visit Els Quatre Gats restaurant, the meeting place of intellectuals in Picasso's time. Admire the friezes on the façade of the Architects’ Association building, Picasso’s only piece of public art. See the Llotja de Mar, the art school where he studied, and the museum housing the most important collection from Picasso’s youth and formative years. During the 2nd hour of your tour, you will be guided through the Museu Picasso. See the world’s most important collection of works from Picasso’s youth and formative years, showcasing the evolution of his style from the more classical towards the his invention of Cubism. Set in a historic mansion, the Picasso Museu is near the site of Picasso’s last studio before he left the city for Paris. Highlights of the museum also include some of his later works, such as a series of interpretations of Velázquez’s Las Meninas dating from 1957, as well as ceramics and engravings.
Includes
  • Guided tour of bohemian Barcelona
  • Guided visit to Museu Picasso

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    Tourist Information Point at: Pl.de Catalunya, 17-S, Barcelona. Go down the escalators between two large pillars to reach this Information Point.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

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    • Tour does not operate on the following dates: 1 and 6 January; 6, 8, and 25-26 December; 1 May; 11 September
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    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 387 reviews

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    Our guide was well informed but also a lot of fun. Enjoyed hearing our questions and had answers for them. The first part of the tour which involved seeing some places Picasso visited or where there was some of his artwork served as great preparation for the Picasso Museum itself. He did a great job of explaining the development of Picasso as an artist.

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    October 19, 2019

    Our tour guide gave us an almost two hour walking tour!

    I would highly recommend this tour. Excellent English, very knowledgeable about Picasso, Picasso’s neighborhood as well as the history if Barcelona from it’s origin, Napoleon times, bombing during WWII, etc! Truly informative , educational and very interesting. And then our tour guide took us into the Picasso museum and shared details about his paintings and other art. Amazing and would highly recommemd!

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    September 1, 2019

    Excellent way to see Barcelona and learn about Picasso at one time.

    I forget our guide’s name but she was wonderfully engaging and made you feel very welcome in her city. She was beautiful with long brown hair. I loved all the details she shared about various paintings we saw as well as details about the neighborhood as we walked around. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who appreciates art and history.

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    June 27, 2019

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