Barcelona It is one of the most visited and most beautiful cities in the world, with the appearance and life of a large capital, although it is not. International fame and recognition of all those who have ever visited it, the truth is that it is one of the few cities I have never heard of "I did not like." Among the many things you can visit in Barcelona is the Picasso museum, which houses one of the largest collections of works by the great Paul and is also one of the most famous and visited in the city.
Located in The Ribera de BarcelonaIt occupies five medieval palaces, a true wonder that starts from when you see it from afar, continues as you get closer and you enjoy it enormously once you are inside. The museum was the idea of Jaume Sabartés, a personal friend of the painter to whom he gave several paintings, drawings and engravings during his years of friendship, which are the ones that are exhibited in the museum that bears his name and that at first it was going to be done in Malaga (Picasso's hometown), but that he himself suggested to Sabartés that Barcelona would be more appropriate since the connections with the other cities are much better than with the Andalusian city.
Inaugurated in 1963 with the 574 works that Sabartes donated, when he died in 1968 Picasso decided to expand the collection, donating about 1,000 works from his beginnings that his family kept since they moved to France and which they kept trusting that someday Pablo would became a renowned painter whose works were valued worldwide. Over the years the collection has been expanding and there are currently some 3,500 works in the permanent collection, including two of the most important, such as First Communion and Science and Charity.
The Picasso Museum It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can enter up to half an hour before closing. If you buy the combined ticket you will have access to the museum and the temporary exhibition for € 10, if you only want the temporary it will be € 6. Children under 25, over 65, unemployed, retirees and large families will pay € 6 and € 3 for all access or only temporary, respectively. In addition, those under 16, over 65 with the free pink card, teachers and ICOM members will enter for free, just like anyone else who does it on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. or on first Sunday of each month, which is free for everyone.
Barcelona, Spain: Picasso Museum (June 2020)