Barcelona Field Studies Centre

Picasso Museum Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona holds one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and is a key reference for an understanding of his formative years.

Picasso spent much of his youth in the city and the museum features many of his early works, including many rarely seen which reveal his firm grounding in classical techniques. The museum also holds many precise and detailed figure studies done under his father's tutelage, as well as the extensive collection of Jaime Sabartés, his close friend and personal secretary.

Group visits should be reserved well in advance. The group minimum is 10 persons, the maximum is 25. If the group is larger, it must be split and enter at 15 minute intervals. Groups without previous reservation are not allowed to dissolve in smaller groups and try to access as individual visitors.

Rucksacks or bags measuring over 30 x 30 cms, food and drink, photographs, filming or using a mobile phone are not allowed in the exhibition rooms. Group belongings may be left in the group cloakroom lockers. One locker is used per group. The group leave their rucksacks together and the whole group picks them up. The leader will be given the key to the locker. If the group is larger than 25, it must be divided before rucksacks are left in the group cloakroom.

Group entry is via Carrer Montcada, 17.

Opening times:
Tuesday to Sundays: 09.00-19.00 (including holidays)
Thursday: 09.00-21.30
Monday: closed (including Public holiday Mondays)

Entrance is free for under 18 year-olds with proof-of-age and for teachers holding a school headed letter accrediting their visit. This is dependent upon availability and pre-booking.

All Sundays are free from 15.00 with free Museum entrance for everyone on the first Sunday of each month. This is also dependent upon availability and pre-booking.