09. The Barcelona of Picasso (4h)

Picasso came to Barcelona when he was 13 years old and spent all his youth here, maturing until becoming one of the best painters in the world.

I propose that we go on foot to see where he studied painting, the streets that inspired him, where he had his first painting studio, the places he used to be along with other artists, his first exhibit, where he lived and different works of his around the city.
After walking around the Barcelona’s streets, we will finish the tour visiting the Picasso Museum, how could we not?
We will focus on his early work, his blue period, his pink period, Cubism. . . The museum is completed with the Las Meninas Collection and the ceramics, gifts from Jacqueline.


  • Tour Price 4h: € 230



Duration: 4 hours
Recommended Start time:
10.00a.m. or 3.00p.m.

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    – Where he and his family lived
    – Different studios of Picasso
    – Important streets and landscapes in his paintings

    – Works of Picasso in the street
    – “Els 4 Gats” restaurant (4 Cats)
    – Picasso Museum


    Our entire visit is concentrated in the Gothic Quarter, the Rivera district and the Raval.

    What's Included?

    • SKIP THE LINE in monument and museums: as I’m a licensed guide my clients and I have a fast pass.
    • My services as your PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE: you are not part of a larger group.
    • LICENSED TOUR GUIDE: to have passed the official exams of the Catalane Government, it is a guarantee of my knowledge for you. Besides, the license authorizes me to guide you inside monuments and museums.
    • The ENTRANCES are not included but I will BOOK them in advance.

    What's Extra? & Estimated Euros Needed

    The Picasso Museum entrance is not included in my fee (tour guides don’t pay entrances and with me we skip the line): 12€ per person

    Transportation Method

    Walking through the Old town.

    Meet up location / End location

    I will MEET YOU at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).
    I will DROP YOU OFF wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal, etc. An option is the Downtown, where I will suggest some restaurants to you or some place to visit on your own.

    Minimum & Maximum travellers

    1 to 9 persons

    Notes / restrictions

    AVAILABILITY: It’s not possible to do this tour on Mondays (Picasso Museum is closed) and Sunday afternoons the museum is free but too crowded.
    DRESS CODE: none.
    DISABILITY: there is no problem with a wheelchair or scooter.


Another famous artist related with the city was Joan Miro. Maybe it’s in your interest to know more about his work:
Foundation Joan Miró MuseumIt is located on the Montjuïc mountain. It was also a specific wish of the painter, including its location: if Barcelona was going to have a Miró Museum it was either in that place or nowhere. We can find paintings and works of Miró all around the city and here we can understand its symbolism. Once we understand it, we will understand Miro’s world.

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