Visit the Museo Picasso, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
In this anarchist and modernist city, Picasso discovers new artistic horizons and many new friends. There, he moves into his first studio, calle de la Plata, followed by other studios while he divides his time between France and Spain at the turn of the century. His parents and sister will spend the rest of their life in this town.
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city, with a population of nearly two million people, and the capital and largest city of Catalonia. The city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained prominence as a Roman town under its old name, Barcino.
This beautiful city is full of what European cities are known for (outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches) and is fantastic for walking with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella provides days of enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona while the beaches the city was built upon provide sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.
To See & Do
- Museo Picasso (Picasso Museum)
- Museo Art National de Catalunya
- Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
Barri Gòtic (Ciutat Vella) – Walk around the winding streets and hidden squares, fountains and palaces.
If you are thinking of visiting several museums, an “articket” will save you some money. It is a combined ticket costing €30 and covering admission to seven museums.
Harbour Cable Car. Jun-Sep: 11AM-8PM. The 1450 metre long harbour aerial tramway with red cars connects Montjuic and Barceloneta. It starts in Barceloneta on the top of the 78 metre tall Torre San Sebastian tower, which has also a restaurant at its top accessible by an elevator. It has an intermediate stop at Torre Jaume I tower (close to Columbus monument), which can be reached by elevator from ground–107 metre tall tower, the second tallest aerial tramway support tower in the world. The final point of the tramway is Montjuic.
The Studios of Pablo Picasso • Locations & Activities