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

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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

Annie Gee USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour guide's name escapes me, she was very good, informative, knowledgeable and professional-the tour was absolutely wonderful, do not leave Barcelona, without seeing this museum. Wonderful experience-lovely tour.

cheryliselli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great tour of Picasso around the city ending up at the Picasso museum!

agurnitz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This tour was wonderful! It was a great way to learn about Picasso's life and the evolution of his works.

Donna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Picasso and Barcelona go hand and hand. Our guides passion for Picasso was superb. The directions to the tour office on line are a bit confusing

Bernadette

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Loved it! Highly recommended. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us perfectly. I like going to museums with a guide because I can appreciate the art better when I know the story behind them. This was the perfect start/intro to our Barcelona trip.

david b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The Bee's-Knees.

karenforrest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We enjoyed this tour because our tour guide spoke perfect English and had an exceptional personality. Our group was not that large so she was able to answer questions. Be sure you are in good shape for this one because it moves very quickly and if you don't keep up it is bad for everyone because there is a lot to see in a short amount of time. We loved it. Very informative.

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Good way to see this. This locale has special insights to the life and creativity of Picasso his early painting of an Aunt that gives us followers of this genius a nice addition to our portfolios of his life and work. The walking tour to the museum is a nice touch but be ready for it.

Sarah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The historical walking tour made the museum experience that much better... Highly recommended!

Paula B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Im not a fan of Picassos late works but love his early work. It was interesting to see his progression from teenager to an adult. Our guide was well informed and enthusiastic.

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