The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is the reference museum for knowledge of Pablo Picasso’s formative years. With more than 4,249 works by the painter, it has the world’s most complete collection of the artist’s early works. It is located on Carrer de Montcada, in the Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

It opened its doors to the public for the first time on March 9, 1963, becoming the first Picasso museum in the world and the only one created during the artist’s lifetime. It has been declared a museum of national interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

The Museu Picasso occupies five large houses or palaces of the Carrer de Montcada Barcelona, dating from the 13th century and 14th century, occupying a total area of 10,628 sqm. The buildings follow the style of Gothic civil Catalan.

Each of the 5 buildings are built following a similar pattern, around a courtyard equipped with an exterior staircase that allows access to the main floors. The buildings that house the collection of Picasso’s works also have their own history.

Address: C/ de Montcada, 15-23, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday 10 AM–7 PM
Friday 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday 10 AM–7 PM
Sunday 10 AM–7 PM

Founded: 1963
Director: Emmanuel Guigon
Province: Barcelona
Phone: +34 932 56 30 00

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