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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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 September 2015

great tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was really interesting and fun. We used headsets so it was easy to hear the guide as we navigated the narrow streets to the museum. We had several stops along the way where the guide shared stories of why the area was important to Picasso and then showed us pictures of work produced that was influenced by that area. Our guide was so knowledgeable and obviously passionate about Picasso, history and art in general. The tour of the museum was enhanced as we had heard about the various phases of Picasso's art and then could see it as we toured the museum. Wonderful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful experience! Walked through Gothic and Bon district of Barcelona to Picasso Museum! Our guide Carlos was amazing and so knowledgeable to explain all the history and the paintings! This tour is highly recommended! Just wear comfy shoes as it is a walking tour for approx 1.5 hrs before you get to Museum!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great experience and well worth the price. Viator hires the most knowledgeable tour guides and I felt like I knew so much more about Picasso by the end of the tour. I found it quite impressive and skip the line is the only way to go when it's tourist season. What lines? None for us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a great way to make the best use of a limited amount of time. The tour guide was knowledgeable and a fast walker between stops! This was a very good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a brilliant tour. The walking tour dealing with the history of Picasso and his developing style was so informative. It made the museum visit so rich. Our guide was fantastic - so knowledgeable and passionate about Picasso. We couldn't recommend this highly enough!! First rate.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was great. Our guide was knowledgable and on time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We are very pleased for taking this walking tour. Outstanding history, beautiful scenery and a well informed tour guide! I learned things about Picasso on the walking tour that I didn't learn in school. I highly recommend this tour! You will get more than your money's worth!

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

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