- 2-hour Pablo Picasso-themed walking tour of Barcelona, led by an expert local guide
- See the places important to Picasso when he lived in Barcelona in the late 19th and early 20th century
- View locations such as the Llotja Mar, the art school where he studied, and Els Quatre Gats, the café he frequented
- Explore the atmospheric La Ribera quarter, where he had a studio before moving to Paris
- Enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Picasso Museum, home to over 4,000 of Picasso’s artworks
- Admire the highlights as your guide explains the paintings and Picasso’s techniques
- Learn about Picasso’s early life and the people and events that influenced his art
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Picasso was a regular at the famous El Quartre Gats café, whose name translates as the The Four Cats. As well enjoying regular tipples here, it was also the stage for his first ever art exhibition.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- House decoration by PicassonPhoto by: Björn K
- Cold and RainyPhoto by: Terri S
- 4 CatsPhoto by: Liat R
- ReflectionPhoto by: Liat R
- Following the Path of PicassoPhoto by: MMKomar
- Latelier de picasso dans sa ...Photo by: Laurence L
- Les quatre chats...Photo by: Laurence L
What You Can Expect
Start your walking tour by meeting your guide in central Barcelona at 3pm for the English-language tour, where you'll begin a walk through the life of the artist during his time here from 1895 to 1905. The rich creative climate that was prevalent in the city during Picasso's time played a critical role in the artist's development.
Follow your guide along the bohemian thoroughfares where Picasso once walked, stopping at El Quatre Gats, a well-known Barcelona café where the artist once socialized with the city's creative community. Pass by the Llotja Mar, an art school where Picasso once honed his craft, taking time to view the three friezes at the Frisos del Col-legi d'Arquitectes, which represent the artist's only open-air works.
Proceed to a variety of other key sites with significance to Picasso, pausing to investigate spots where he once painted and taking a leisurely stroll through the La Ribera quarter as you make your way to the Picasso Museum. This gallery, which contains one of the world's largest collections of the artist's work, is frequently plagued by long lines for entry. Thankfully, your tour allows you the opportunity to skip the line, so proceed inside to check out the museum's massive collection covering more than 4,000 Picasso works. During your exploration of the museum, gain added insight from your guide, who will help navigate you to the most important highlights, many of which were created during the artist's formative early years.
Finish your tour at the museum, which you can continue to explore at your leisure or depart when you're ready.
I loved the tour -- to see where Picasso lived and painted. The tour guide gave some history of Barcelona and Spanish customs which I enjoyed.
Picasso's legend comes alive in this tour. Walking through the same narrow streets and cafes where he walked, spent his time in his initial days in Barcelona was truly amazing. Learning about his art, life and influences was a lesson in art history. Finally the museum is like an icing on the cake, just awesome and an art lovers paradise. These are few hours of bliss. Enjoy!
the tour gave us a great overview of Barcelona old town as well as all the key
The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable. There was some confusion in the beginning trying to find the contact person that puts the tour together at the entrance of the church and there was a bit of a wait so we did not get it right at 9am. Overall I would still recommend it. The church is beautiful and worth seeing earlier rather than later on during the day.
The building it's housed in is worth the visit alone. Amazing.
Excellent chronologically arranged exhibit displaying Picasso's varied facets and periods and personal history, very interesting as well as the art works.
Our guide was the supremely knowledgeable and charming Noria!
This museum dedicated to Picasso focuses on his childhood work and his development as a uniquely gifted painter and sculptor. Many of Picasso's most famous works are found in other museums, but this exhibit gives one insight into his development and the influence of other artists, i.e., Velazquez.
tour was very good and efficient.
Great tour guide! Enjoyable, informative walking tour, including the visit to the Picasso Museum.
Terrific walking tour with a small group and an excellent tour guide. Highly recommend!
This was amazing! Not only were we led on a tour through the Picasso Museum but we also got a great tour of the neighborhood. Our guide was so good -- he had his doctorate in art history. He was knowledgeable but also passionate about art, Barcelona, architecture, and Picasso. We got so much out of this tour. Well worth it!