53 reviews of Barcelona Walking Tour: Picasso and Picasso Museum
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Reviewed by Michael P, August 2012
We signed up for this tour because it was a relatively cheap alternative to standing in line to the Picasso Museum. Everyone was confused as to the meeting point. Many people did not realize this was a walking tour. We probably lost half the people before we got to the museum. (That was also due to the hot weather.) The guide was knowledgeable but should improve on communicating to the whole group. He would talk and and answer questions to individuals when walking, but would not stop and communicate this information to the whole group. It was difficult to always stay up right beside him to get the narrative of the tour. I did like the information and the sites of the tour. It was relatively well tied to Picasso. However, I had to work staying up at the very front of the pack to get value from the tour.
Reviewed by Angela B, USA, July 2010
Reviewed by Gracie P, USA, July 2009
Reviewed by Leticia C, October 2012
Did not enjoy this tour at all. First the group was very large for one guide to handle- more than 30+. This was an unusual situation they said but don't they have a limit - or they should have split the group and added another guide. It was very rushed and the museum was so crowded it was difficult to keep up with the tour.
Reviewed by ROSE0411, September 2012
Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this tour, just on the basis that I think you can enjoy the areas of Barcelona we explored and the museum more effectively on your own. Our guide was very enthusiastic and friendly, with excellent English but it was a big group and it was hard to keep up through the busy streets and to hear over the radio system. I think strolling the lovely old streets of gothic Barcelona at your own pace would be much better, where you can stop and look up, take photos and take an alley that appeals.
The Picasso Museum is absolutely superb, a wonderful museum of fabulous art in a magnificant 14th century building. I don't think the ticket lines were too long, so skipping the line with our tour didn't hold enough advantage to make this tour worthwhile in my opinion. It's also not ideal to try and appreciate paintings in a group, you couldn't see properly or really hear the guide's explanations and then it was quickly onto the next painting.
I feel bad criticising the tour, as I'm not sure there was anything the guide could have done to make it better. Barcelona is very accessible so with a good guidebook I don't think a guide adds anything.
Reviewed by Neil P, USA, May 2009
Reviewed by Monica D, USA, July 2007
Reviewed by Larry I, United Kingdom, May 2007