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Walking Tour of Picasso’s Barcelona with the Picasso Museum

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    1 Jun – 31 Oct:

    Tuesday, Thursday (English) and Saturday (English& Spanish)

    1 Nov – 31 Mar:

    Tuesday (English) and Saturday (English& Spanish)

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Start time

    9am

    Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the tour.

  • Meeting Point

    Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

    Please report 15 minutes before the tour start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    Picasso Museum

Key Highlights

  • A must for art-lovers !
  • Your expert guide will point out many of the places Picasso lived, worked and relaxed that you may otherwise miss
  • The tour includes a Picasso Museum ticket and your guide will lead you around some of the most interesting exhibits
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!
  • Tour not recommended for children under 3 years old
  • Monolingual or bilingual tour (depending on chosen date).

Overview

A must for those who want to find out more about the life and times of one of history’s most enigmatic artists; this Barcelona walking tour takes you on a journey through Picasso’s Barcelona.

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.

Itinerary

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.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
    • Radio guide system
    • Monolingual or bilingual tour (depending on chosen date)
    • Admission and guided visit to the Picasso Museum

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up & drop off
    • Food and drinks
    • Admission to the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Basilica of Santa María del Mar

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details. 

    This is a walking tour of 2 hours. Please wear appropriate attire.

    No shows will not be refunded.

    We do not recommend carrying backpacks. If you do carry one with you, you must leave it at the box office to access the museum.

    This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers per guide.

    Tour not recommended for children under 3 years old.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    Customer Reviews

    • Arthur Thomas Norman
      Great tour; excellent guide

      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....

      United States 07/02/2011
    • Gerald Davis
      My Picasso walking tour

      I enjoyed the tour except our guide walked to fast and it was hard to keep up with him. The earplugs were a plus to listen to him, but sometimes you could not find him and had to...

      United States 08/16/2017

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