The museum was founded in 1963 and contains more than 3,500 works by Picasso from different periods. Most of them are from less known periods, especially from the time when he was a young artist at the beginning of his career and during his studies. Among the exhibits are paintings, illustrations, drawings, carvings, ceramics and more. The museum exhibit is built in chronological order, according to the cities where Picasso created his works.
Famous and recommended paintings for viewing in the museum are, for example, "The Whores of Chapel Street," "The Clown," "The Can-Can Dancers" and "Man in a Beret."
Beyond the permanent exhibition, there is also a changing exhibition that presents works by various artists, not necessarily Picasso.
During the museum's renovations, an amazing 13th-century painting depicting the conquest of Majorca was unveiled here and is now preserved in the Museum of Art of Catalonia. By the way, the popular Picasso Museum has the largest number of visitors per year and the ninth tourist site in the number of visitors to Spain as a whole.
To illustrate the enormous size of the museum, it is spread over five medieval aristocratic houses spread out around inviting and nice courtyards. In the courtyards you can see charming Gothic sculptures by sculptor Mark Spont.
Picasso was a prodigy who became a fascinating and admired artist. He did not stop exploring his artistic possibilities, tried and formulated new laws and mainly made revolutions in his creative way. He had different periods in his work and in each period he painted in a different style from the others. Among the periods in his work: the Blue Period, the Rose, the sculptural Cubism, the analytic cubism, and more.
Pablo Picasso was a revolutionary artist, the founder of Cubism in modern art, and many who consider him the most important artist of modern 20th-century art. He is also the most prolific artist of the 20th century. Today, his paintings and sculptures are considered the most expensive in the world.
In the free days, it's best to arrive early, because during the days and hours when the entrance is free, there are often no tickets left.
Due to the long lines for the museum, it is recommended to reserve a museum ticket in advance.
Discounts for students up to the age of 25 and pensioners over the age of 65 are entitled to a discount.