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

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

Take a deep dive into Pablo Picasso's life in Barcelona during a 2-hour walking tour visiting the favorite haunts of this celebrated artist. Join your guide on an exploration of this Spanish master's Barcelona gathering spots, following the path of his hangouts, schooling and evolution as a painter from 1895 through 1905. Check out Picasso's art school, the café where he interacted with other artists and other key locations in the young creator's life. Finish your excursion with a skip-the-line admission to the Picasso Museum, letting you avoid the lines and take a guided tour of this top-notch 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

Take an immersive walk through the life of Pablo Picasso during this Barcelona walking tour covering some of his regular hangout spots and his education as a painter. This unique opportunity to view Barcelona through the eyes of this famous artist will add a new layer of depth to your visit to this Catalan capital.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Sara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We loved the experience of having a very knowledgeable guide help us understand Picasso's significance -- I have lived with art all my life but he wove together concepts and observations that helped me understand all the more. It was also great to see where Picasso spent time - you could almost feel his presence. We also enjoyed not having to wait in line - it's very crowded. Well worth it!

Steven K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

MORRIE H

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.

LLOYD B

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!!

Joyce G

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!

William T Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

Audrey jean C

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.

Randall R

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!

melida1226

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.

Martha S

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.

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