Picasso Museum of Barcelona

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  • Is a reservation needed for group visits?

    Yes, all groups must book their visit in advance: by e-mail museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat, by fax (+34) 93 315 01 02 or over the phone Monday to Friday 10 am to 1 pm on (+34) 93 256 30 22.

    Groups are taken to mean a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 people. If the group is larger, it must be split and enter at 15 minute intervals.

  • Can rucksacks be taken into the Museum?

    Rucksacks, suitcases or bags measuring over 30 x 30 cm, umbrellas, food or drink, or pets may not be taken into the rooms. Only guide dogs are permitted.

    The Museum has a free cloakroom service where objects may be left. In order to use the service, the entry ticket to the Museum or the booking confirmation letter must be shown.

  • What discounts are there on the entry price?

    People between 18 and 25 years old, people 65 years old and over, unemployed people or those who possess the reduced pink card and holders of the Libraries Card of Barcelona. Proof must be shown.

    The Tourist Bus ticket does not provide discount entry to the Museum. For more information on discounts and free visits, see the prices section.

  • Is there a free entry day?

    Yes, all Sundays free from 3 pm. and the first Sunday of every month. In addition, there are several open door days every year.

  • Is there a guided tour service?

    The Museum offers a guided tour service for individuals up to a maximum of 6 people. This free service is included in the museum entry price. A prior reservation is required by calling (+34) 93 256 30 22, fax (+34) 93 315 01 02 or via e-mail at museupicasso_reserves@bcn.cat.

    See guided tours timetable.

  • Is there an audio guide service?

    Yes, The Museum has audio guides.

  • Do I need to buy an entry ticket to the Museum to go to the shop?

    No, the shop as well as the entire ground floor hallway and room 0 are open-access.

  • What type of access does the Museum offer disabled people?

    The Museum is totally accessible and has a free wheelchair service for visitors who require one. Those visitors with reduced mobility or in a wheelchair may use the lift by asking staff at the Museum entrance.

  • Is there a car park at the Museum?

    The Museum does not have its own car park. The nearest car parks are: Carrer Princesa, Passeig del Born with Plaça Comercial, Plaça de la Catedral, Avinguda Cambó and Via Laietana.

    See also access by public transport.

  • Can photos be taken in the Museum?

    Photographs, filming or using a mobile phone are not allowed in the exhibition rooms. Media and other professionals wishing to request authorisation must contact the museum press department in advance via the e-mail museupicasso_premsa@bcn.cat, telephone number (+34) 93 256 30 26 or fax (+34) 93 256 30 01.

  • What requisites are needed to obtain photographic reproductions and/or image reproduction rights for public circulation of the Museum collection?

    A request needs to be made with the Museum photographic department. See form and conditions.

  • Is access to the library open to all or is an entry ticket required?

    Access to the library is public and free. A prior appointment is essential via (+34) 93 256 30 31, fax (+34) 93 256 30 01 or e-mail bibliotecapicasso@bcn.cat.

  • Does the library have a loans service?

    There is no individual loans service. All books, publications and other documents may only be consulted in the library. Only interlibrary loans are made.

  • Does the library have a photocopy service?

    Photocopies of specific documents and texts may be taken in the library in accordance with current law and under your own responsibility.

  • Can I draw/make copies of works in the Museum?

    Only notes or copies of works may be made in pencil, but never with ink, oil paints or watercolours. Notebooks may not measure over 21 x 28 cm. Easels or any other types of support are not allowed. Where there are many visitors in the rooms, security personnel may restrict this activity.

  • I own a Picasso with slight damage or a small flaw. Can the Museum restore it for me?

    No, the Museum restoration service only carries out precautionary conservation work and restoration of the Museum collection.

  • Can images and/or text on the Museu Picasso de Barcelona website be freely reproduced?

    Images may not be reproduced freely as they are subject to copyright. See the legal notice.

    Unsigned texts may be reproduced as long as the source and URL are quoted: ‘Museu Picasso de Barcelona Web, http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat’. The signed texts may not be reproduced without express authorisation from the author and in the case of using a quotation, the name of the author as well as the museum web reference must be given.

  • How many Picasso museums are there in the world?

    There are five large Picasso museums: the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the Picasso Museum in Malaga, in Spain; the Musée national Picasso in Paris and the Picasso Museum in Antibes, in France, and the Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, in Münster, Germany.

    There are works by Picasso in museums around the world (see the links section).

  • Is the Barcelona museum the ‘first’? Why is there a Picasso museum in Barcelona?

    Yes, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona was the first and only museum to be set up on the artist’s express wish. It opened its doors in 1963.

    It is the maximum expression of Picasso’s strong links with the city where he spent his formative years and where he kept artistic, friendship and family links throughout his life.

    See also See also The Museu Picasso collection chronology.