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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Fascinated by the art of Pablo Picasso? Then, this 2-hour Barcelona walking tour of the locations connected to the 20th-century Spanish artist will fire your imagination. With an expert guide, set off to discover where Picasso studied, socialized and developed his painting style while he lived Barcelona between 1895 and 1905. See his art school; the café where he met with other arty radicals; and other locations important in his youth. Lastly, enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Picasso Museum; bypassing the lines for a guided tour of its impressive collection.

Highlights

  • 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.

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What You Can Expect

Picasso Museum Experience in Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Museum Access and Walking Tour

Follow the footsteps of Picasso on a 2-hour Barcelona walking tour

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and start your 2-hour walking tour of the sites associated with Pablo Picasso.

As you walk, listen as your guide explains how artistically minded Barcelona had a profound effect on the young 20th-century artist who lived here for times between 1895 and 1905.

Stroll through the bohemian streets Picasso frequented and view the El Quatre Gats, a café where he met with other avant-garde artists. See the Llotja Mar art school where he studied, and admire the three friezes at the Frisos del Col legi d'Arquitectes — his only open-air artworks.

Continue past other locations important to the youthful artist, including places where he painted, and amble through the charming La Ribera quarter on route to the Picasso Museum.

The museum houses one of the world’s biggest Picasso collections, so lines to enter are generally quite long. With your guide, use your skip-the-line ticket to bypass the queues, and head inside to view some of the over 4,000 works.

Stroll around and get insightful commentary from your guide on the main highlights, most of them completed in Picasso’s early life.

Your tour ends at the museum, leaving you free to depart or stay on inside.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very interesting and informative cultural tour. Now we know more about the Guernica's author. The museum is an amazing place. Finally, thank you so much to Marta our wonderful guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent all, and the guide so inteligent.
Thanks, Daisy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a highlight of our trip to Barcelona - the guide was great, the walking tour was fun and interesting and we really enjoyed seeing early Picasso at the museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Overall very good. It is too much walking about 2 miles for those who are not able to walk. The explanations of the Picasso's work was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Elizabeth was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour guide gave an excellent insight into Picasso's life as we walked in a small group through the streets of Barcelona. The tour of the Museum was excellent also and we could then spend longer there after the guide had finished her part.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

excellent services

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very informative guide and enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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