Places & events that influenced Picasso’s career
The painter's old neighbourhood & favourite haunts
Picasso Museum, built to celebrate the genius of Cubism
Masterpieces of the artist’s early life
Picasso’s love for Barcelona revealed in his works
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Barcelona
Admission to the Picasso Museum
Commentary in English
Headset for tour commentary
What you can expect
Picasso spent his formative years in Barcelona, and the city was a source of inspiration for many of his greatest works. Explore the places where the famous artist and his friends met. Pass restaurants and taverns and visit the world-renowned museum dedicated to Spain's great artist.
Stroll through Carrer Avinyó, where Picasso drew inspiration for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and see La Llotja, the art school where he studied, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant, where he held his first exhibition. As you amble through these sites, hear anecdotes of Picasso’s life and discover how he gave birth to the Cubism movement and became one of the most famous artists of the 20th century.
Go deeper into Picasso’s revolutionary style with a visit to the Picasso Museum. Built to celebrate his talent, the museum hosts more than 3,500 masterpieces, such as The First Communion and Science and Charity. Spend some time admiring the huge collection of works from the early years of the artist’s career and understand how each work reveals his strong relationship with Barcelona.