Picasso’s paintings in Barcelona

Barcelona is fun and lively, yet historical and intriguing, and on top of that, the weather’s usually pretty good. One surprise spot there for me and my Europe travel tip is the Museu Picasso, a surprisingly large collection of Picasso’s works from early times up to his Blue Period.

The Museu Picasso is a great Barcelona museum, housed in a gorgeous building – this photo shows the view looking up out of a quadrangle you walk through within the museum. Different building sections keep you on your toes even if you’re not fascinated by the variety of Picasso’s paintings they have on display – the gallery actually occupies five different houses, which reminded me a little of a small-scale Hermitage!

You can find the Museu Picasso in central Barcelona at Montcada 15-23, and it’s open every day except Mondays. I was there just a couple of years ago and got in for €6 but the price has already risen to €9 – plus an extra €5.80 if you want to attend one of their special exhibitions; I find that a bit pricey for Barcelona, but I would probably still recommend it, even for just vague fans of Picasso.

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