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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

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

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Loved it. Learned so much about Picasso, saw his old haunts as a kid and young man. Highly recommend this tour. They used ear buds, so we could stroll kinda at our own pace as our guide was talking. A

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was outstanding!

Liane W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was very good. Excellent tour guide and very interesting to go to the museum. Guide was passionate and enthusiastic about the subject matter. Well done Olga !

Sylvia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a most wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide Olga Escribano. Her enthusiasm for Picasso, his early works and time in Barcelona made her the perfect guide. The walking part was not strenuous, we were able to stop in shady spots while we listened to our guide, and as promised, we were able to walk right in to the museum without waiting. I would highly recommend this tour.

Melissa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Picasso and his life. Just know a lot of walking is involved. All flat surfaces but very hot in summer. Bring water. Definitely a must if you are interested in Picasso and we and #39;ll worth the $.

Nicholas F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Jordi our tour guide was excellent,

Megan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great tour...absolutely loved walking through the streets hearing about Picasso and seeing his favorite haunts and his workshop. Our tour guide was incredible-he was so informative and very charming.

Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Picasso Tour was incredible. Walking through the streets of Barcelona and hearing about his life experiences in advance of going to the museum was fantastic. Our tour through the museum was well timed and then we were released to enjoy the museum at our leisure.

Elena G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour, Romina, our guide, was very knowledgeable and professional. Be prepared to walk for 2 hours, but you get to stop at various points to listen to the guide. I couldn't recommended more, this tour brings history to the beautiful streets of old Barcelona.

I-shyh O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The museum was amazing with a large collection of Picasso starting from when he was only 14 years old. We really enjoyed the tour.

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