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Review of Museo Picasso

Museo Picasso
Ranked #71 of 830 things to do in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Just went to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. Great museum that is very really well laid out. Really good display of his early work.
Get there early as it is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. First time we went it was sold out by 3:30pm. Enjoy!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Picasso Museum is located in a beautiful historic building in the old part of Barcelona, which provides a nice contrast to Picasso's modern artworks, yet at the same time puts him in the rich cultural context in which the artist grew up and worked. The curatorial work in this museum was really top notch, and the arrangement of his works followed a chronological pattern, which allowed the visitors to trace the development and evolvement of Picasso's signature style over the years, starting with his rather naturalistic work as a youth, and then leading up to the famous Las Meninas-series (which is all displayed in one room, so that you can study Picasso's various experimental approaches to Diego Velazquez' famous painting - brilliant!!). This being said, however, the overall experience was somewhat dampened by the hordes of tourist inside the exhibition. Despite the museum's pre-booking policy, and the limitation of tickets which are handed out for a specific time slot, there are still far too many people inside the museum at the same time, which makes enjoying or focusing on the works really hard, and at times impossible (my guess is that many visitors stay longer in the rooms as was expected by the museum, and have not left the museum when the next group is already allowed in, leading to these huge masses of people). Still, this museum provides a fascinating addition to Barcelona's museum scene, and is an interesting contrast to Gaudi. (Tip: entry to the museum is free on Thursdays after 6 pm - pre-booking is however required to get in at that time!).

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Everyone knows the famous and thrilling Picasso masterpieces. But who has seen his wild and hilarious and true studies of Velasquez's Las Meninas. I was stunned by this extraordinary collection. When Picasso needed a break from the Girls, he painted a series of the Dovecote on the balcony. Amazing. They make you laugh and think and look more deeply. Observing the transformation of the German shepherd in Las Meninas is worth the price of admission. Just wandering through the four medieval palaces is like being in a time machine.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

You better be of above average interested in picasso to fully enjoy a visit there. A lot of his works from his younger years and they’re pretty straight forward landscapes and portraits. Impressive for a young guy, but artistic not so impressive in my mind.
If not so interested in art, skip this one.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Wiggo T
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We are at fans and enjoyed our visit. Waited in line about 30 minutes for tickets. Suggest buying timed tickets in advance. There are certain days with guided tours. We bought an audio guide for 5 euro extra over the 12 euro admission.

This is a small museum but provides a good history of his work. Did not realize how young he was when he started.

Overall a worthwhile stop.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ELC_Freddy_Beach
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