The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is located in an incomparable setting: in the neighborhood of El Born and in a group of five large mansions or palaces dating from the 13th and 14th centuries in the Catalan Gothic style: the Palau Berenguer de Aguilar, the Palau Barón de Castellet, the Palau Meca, the Palau Finestras and the Palau Mauri.
It opened its doors in 1963 thanks to the will of Picasso himself and to the collaboration of his friend and personal secretary, Jaume Sabartés.
The Picasso Museum (as it is officially known) has a collection of 4,251 works by the painter from Malaga and also reveals its link with Barcelona: a close and inseparable link. Between the outstanding works we can mention “Man with Beret”, “Portrait of the aunt Pepa”, “Science and Charity”, “The Couch”, “Mob-cap woman”; from the series “Las Meninas” and a complete collection of prints.
The Picasso Museum is one of the most important museums in the city, which makes it a must. You must consider that its popularity causes long lines to enter, so we recommend buying tickets in advance.
Picasso was very close to Barcelona from his youth, so he wanted the city to have a memory of his forever.