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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 November 2015

Really enjoyed the visit to Barcelona.
Food was great and seeing Gaudi's work is amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour!! Our tour guide, Olga, was a wealth of knowledge and a great communicator, and made this tour an marvelous experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

MaryBeth, our walking guide was top notch. We loved the stroll though the city, as Marybeth explained just enough to make it interesting but not so much that I wanted to tune her out. The pace was perfect, and ending up at the Picasso Museum was ideal so as to allow additional time if desired to see more on our own. Marybeth answered questions to assist guests - since the tour ends at the museum. We were delighted with the afternoon. It was a favorite!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good tour, guide was very knowledgeable. Plan to stay longer in the museum... lots to savor there!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Olga was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. she really knows art.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good tour! I liked actually going to the places Picasso was at with his family and friends. Our guide, Mary Beth was friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour! We enjoyed seeing the different areas of the Gothic Quarter and the guided tour of the Picasso Museum. The length of walking time was perfect - not too short or long. Our guide, Elizabeth, was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy showing the large group around. This tour was worth doing - highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fascinating! Our tour guide was amazing! From our meeting point to the museum we felt like we knew Picasso at some level.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a terrific experience exploring Picasso's influence on Barcelona and Spain -- as well as a nice visit to the Picasso museum. Loved skipping the long line to get into the Museum and our guide did a nice job. I highly recommend this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Maribell was an excellent tour leader. Friendly, considerate, and well-informed. She walked us through the Barri Gotic, La Ribera, and El Born areas that Picasso had evidently frequented during the 10 years he lived in Barcelona. The walk was longer than we had expected, but we were glad to have that introduction to this part of the city. The museum visit was fantastic! Maribell showed us certain highlights in one portion of the museum and then we were on our own to stay as long as we wished. Our only disappointment is that the Picasso museum prohibits any photos---even none-flash. Compared with the Dali Museum in Figueres, which has no such restriction, which we had visited with a Viator tour the day before. There's no consistency among museums on this point. Otherwise, the tour is highly recommended.

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