Picasso Museum, Montcada, 15-23, ? (93)256-3000 Open: 10am-8pm.
Excellent selection of art from the artist’s early work up to the Blue Period, and is especially rich in terms of engravings and drawings. Almost none of his most famous later works are here, with the exception of the series, Las Meninas (1957). More than 3,800 works make up the permanent collection.
The museum is housed in a series of palaces dating from the 13th-15th centuries, which are worth visiting in their own right, as a good example of Catalan civic Gothic style. They have a common structure surrounding a courtyard with access to the main floor via an outdoor open stairway.
The Museu Picasso (English: Picasso Museum) in Barcelona, Spain, has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. This is one of the most popular and most visited museums in Barcelona. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona’s La Ribera.
Picasso arrived in the city in 1894, when his father, an art teacher, had found work teaching in the city art school. Highlights of the collection include two of his first major works, The First Communion (1896), and Science and Charity (1897). In particular, the Museu Picasso reveals Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence, and continued until his death.