Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdayDuration
Approx. 2 hoursStart time
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Please make your way to the Turisme de Barcelona information office at: Plaça de Catalunya, 17 basements.
Please report 15 minutes before the tour start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends in the Picasso Museum and you may stay inside and explore further
Your expert guide will take you to, among others, the site of Picasso’s first studio, the gallery where he held his first exhibition and the café he used to frequent with his artist friends. Along the way your guide will thrill you with anecdotes about Picasso’s time in Barcelona.
The highlight of this Barcelona tour is a guided tour of the Picasso Museum. Located in the affluent area of ancient Barcelona, the museum contains nearly 4000 works from Picasso’s early career.
Cruise passengers: This tour can easily be taken if arriving in Barcelona by cruise ship; it will take you around 55 minutes to reach the start point. Take bus 17 from the port and transfer to metro line 1 at Urquinaona from where it is just 2 stops to Universitat. Alternatively a taxi should take 15-20 mins and cost no more than 10Euros.
You will discover Picasso’s Barcelona with an expert guide on your Barcelona walking tour.
Your tour starts with a walking tour through bohemian Barcelona where Picasso lived and worked. One of the first points of interest you will pass is Els Quatre Gats; this is a modernist café-bar tucked away in one of the hidden backstreets. Els Quatre Gats was a popular haunt for the young Picasso in the early 1900's. He undertook his very first commissioned job designing the front cover of the restaurant’s menu.
As your Barcelona walking tour continues you will pass the College of Architecture where your guide will point out the friezes which Picasso designed to decorate the outside of the building. Carry on past the Sala Pares; the celebrated Barcelona art gallery where Picasso had his first show and the Carrer de la Plata where Picasso had his first Barcelona studio.
Your route will then take you along Carrer Avinyo, this is the main thoroughfare through the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona and was a favourite hang-out for artists and painters during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
Leaving Carrer Avinyo you will pass through Porxos d’en Xifre where Picasso’s family set up home when they first arrived in Barcelona, you will also pass the Barcelona Stock Exchange en-route to La Ribera which is the affluent area of ancient Barcelona.
In La Ribera you will enjoy the highlight of your Barcelona walking tour; a guided tour of the Picasso Museum. The Picasso Museum Barcelona contains nearly 4000 works from the legendry artists early career. It was Picasso’s wish that after his death these works be displayed in the city which he held in such high esteem.
Your tour ends at the Picasso Museum and you are free to stay inside and explore further.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Aida was a great tour guide. The walking tour was great, but her knowledge of Picasso's art was tremendous. We learned a lot about Picasso....Arthur Thomas Norman