Picasso Museum Tour
Get up close and personal with a
rebellious, adolescent Picasso and his works.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso lived to be 91 years old, dividing his time between
Spain and France. He took the world by storm wherever he went with his
persistent non-conformism and steadfast anti-fascist beliefs, notorious
womanizing, and above all, his rule-breaking approach to the oldest existing
art form. Pablo spent only eight brief years in Barcelona, from 1895 –
1903, yet somehow, couldn’t quite shake the city from his mind:
“This is where it all began…where I learned how far I could
go” he once remarked. In fact, Barcelona was the witness to many
of the young artist’s “firsts”: as an art student, meeting
well-known established painters, painting in his own private studio, not
to mention putting on his first gallery shows! It was no accident that
an innovator like Picasso got his start in turn-of-the-century Barcelona,
one of the most creative, exciting and ground-breaking decades in the
Turn yourself over to our resident Picasso Expert, an art critic and professor
originally from Vancouver who has spent over 20 years living and teaching
in Catalunya. Not only will you enjoy a guided tour, room by room, of
the legendary Picasso
, but you’ll also zigzag through the historic back alleys
where Picasso lived, painted, and studied throughout his teenage years.
You’ll also walk by settings that appear in the artist’s earliest
works and hear little-known anecdotes from the painter’s extraordinary
life and his short, but eventful stint in the murky depths of Barcelona’s
Half of this experience will be strolling through the streets, and the
other half will be in the museum.
These tours are subject to the availability of our art critic. We also
run this tour with other highly qualified and experienced guides from
our regular team.
This tour is highly specialized and concentrates primarily on Picasso,
his life, his works, and points of historical interest. For a broader
experience of Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods – which can
include information on Picasso and a stroll by these points of interest
– we recommend you check out “Undiscovered
Corners of the ‘Barrio Gótico’”.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!