One of Barcelona’s most popular attractions, the Picasso Museum, extends over three palaces on the Carrer Montcada: the Baroque Meca, the medieval Berenguer d’Aguilar and Baró de Castellet. The museum opened in 1963 using paintings donated by Jaime Sabartes, a great friend of Picasso. After Sabartes death in 1968, Picasso himself donated paintings, including early examples, which had been kept by his sister. These were complemented by graphic works, left in his will, and 141 ceramic pieces given by his widow, Jacqueline.
The works are divided into three sections: paintings and drawings, engravings, and ceramics. Without a doubt, the most important part of the museum is the 3.000-piece collection of Picasso’s early drawings and paintings – at the age of 16, Picasso was painting major works, such as “The First Communion” (1896).
After this intense visit you deserve a tasting of thick Spanish hot chocolate combined with a glass of Cinzano vermouth – a brilliant combination! – at the stunning Caelum café in the Gothic Quarter. Step down to the basement which used to be Jewish bath from the 14th century… a real discovery!
|AVAILABILITY||This experience is available throughout the year from Monday to Saturday. Not available on Sundays nor on public bank holidays.|
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