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Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

1. Barcelona Card: 25+ Museums and Free Public Transportation

Make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable with free access to more than 25 unique attractions and museums. Enjoy free public transportation on trams, busses, and the metro with a map of the city to get around hassle-free. Opt for 3, 4, or 5-day Barcelona Card and save up to 77% compared to regular admission prices.   As well as the Barcelona Card, you will receive a map and a guidebook in 6 languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian) with information about places to visit. Enjoy up to 50% off admission to additional attractions and activities, including Gaudi’s Casa Milà and Casa Batlló, flamenco shows, and many others.    The Barcelona Card offers you free access to the following attractions:    Art Museums • Picasso Museum: skip the ticket line • National Art Museum of Catalonia: skip the ticket line • Barcelona Museum of Modernism • Antoni Tàpies Foundation: skip the ticket line • Frederic Marès Museum   Natural History and Science Museums  • CosmoCaixa Science Museum  • Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona (Museu Blau, the Blue Museum)   Contemporary Art Museums • Design Museum of Barcelona • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA): skip the ticket line   Archaeology and Ethnology Museums • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona • Ethnological Museum of Barcelona (Parc de Montjuïc)   Cultural Centers • Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB): skip the ticket line • El Born Cultural and Memorial Center   History Museums • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Refugi 307 (Air-raid shelter) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Via Sepulcral Romana (Roman funeral way) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): El Call (Jewish district) • Museum of the History of Barcelona (MUHBA): Plaça del Rei   Other Attractions • Joan Miró Foundation • Botanical Garden of Barcelona • Music Museum of Barcelona: skip the ticket line • Chocolate Museum: skip the ticket line • Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antonio Samaranch: skip the ticket line • The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes

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Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

2. Barcelona: Skip-the-line Guided Tour of Picasso Museum

Skip the lines and delve into the history and work of Picasso with an expert guide. Explore the formative years of Pablo Picasso and discover the genius of the young artist admiring the 4,251 pieces that make up the permanent collection. Meet the guide at the museum entrance and, after a short explanation, admire the collection and temporary exhibit, providing a thorough chronology of Picasso's development as an artist. Admire work from his early days in Barcelona through his major later periods, visiting masterworks like "Science and Charity", "Royan", and "Las Meninas", a reinterpretation of the Velazquez painting of the same name. The Picasso Museum, opened in 1963, also reveals the artist's deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate relationship that was shaped in his youth and continued until his death. The discussion will finish with a focus on Picasso's contemporaries and his lasting influence on the art world. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you to continue your exploration at your own pace and will be happy to offer recommendations on other sites of interest.

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Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Entry to 6 Top Art Museums

3. Barcelona: Skip-the-Line Entry to 6 Top Art Museums

Skip the lines to enter Barcelona’s top art museums with this art ticket passport. Discover the world’s finest collection of Romanesque mural paintings, explore the Modernisme movement, and be surprised by works of contemporary art and creativity. Enjoy access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of 6 world-famous art museums and galleries. Valid for 12 months, you can visit all of the locations at your own pace. The universes of Miró, Picasso, and Tàpies await you with this fantastic experience.  The galleries and museums included in the experience are: • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art • Picasso Museum Barcelona • Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Joan Miro Foundation • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

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Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

4. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Picasso Museum & Walking Tour

5. Barcelona: 4-Hour Private Picasso Museum & Walking Tour

Enjoy a private guided tour of one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. After admiring the work of Picasso and learning about his connection to Barcelona, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historic El Born district. Your 4-hour tour begins with a visit to the Picasso Museum, where you’ll hear about the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The ingenuity of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Opened in 1963, the Picasso Museum also reveals his relationship with Barcelona: a close and inseparable link that was forged in his adolescence and youth, and endured until his death. The museum's collection covers the formative years of the artist's life, and is practically complete until the Blue Period. The museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, the Las Meninas series (1957), and a complete collection of prints. After visiting the Museum, your guide will take you on a 2-hour private walking tour in the El Born district of Barcelona. Admire landmarks such as the famous Basilique of Santa Maria del Mar, the lovely streets of the district, and depending on your preferred itinerary, perhaps the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Roman wall and ruins.

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Barcelona Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Guided Tour

6. Barcelona Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Guided Tour

The name of Barcelona comes from the Latin language, specifically from Barcino, the name given to the settlement by the Romans. Some remains of this primitive settlement are still visible in the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover more things about the history of the city through its medieval cobblestoned streets. You will learn more about some of the most important places in the city, like Las Rambles and the Cathedral. The next part of the tour is the Born’s neighborhood, where you will enjoy the fabulous view of Santa Maria del Mar church, built in a superb Gothic style. Between narrow streets, you'll find the Picasso Museum. This is the only museum that was created while the painter was still alive. It’s a fascinating place to appreciate the beginning of his career. During the guided tour, you will understand Picasso’s artistic evolution, always parallel to his biography. At the end of the tour, you can remain inside Picasso Museum as long as you like.

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Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

7. Barcelona: Romantic City Exploration Game

Embark on a quest to discover Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and scout for your soulmate on this exploration game with a romantic twist. Solve clues to unlock stories on your phone as you explore with an app as your guide. The storyline begins with you as Lazarius Caspian, a hopeless (and somewhat desperate) romantic with a passion for exploring cities and uncovering hidden truths. But up until now, luck hasn’t quite been on your side. Solve challenges to see the rest of the story unfold. Starting at the Arc de Triomf, simply follow the game route and instructions. Explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from any location where you paused it. As you solve challenges, directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Walk to Barcelona’s famous wonders: the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Bishop’s Bridge, The Kiss of Freedom, the Cathedral of Barcelona, and more. Discover the Gothic Quarter through the historic center, which stretches from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere. Choose to play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups to compete against each other and race to the final stop of the game. Enjoy an experience that’s the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. The entire game will take around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You will finish at Plaça Reial.

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Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

8. Barcelona Highlights: Half-Day Private Van Tour

Discover Barcelona and understand the Catalan way of life with the help of a local Catalan guide and know the real story of the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Visit the most charismatic and important places of the city, get panoramic views at the top of Montjuic Park, and travel along the city coastline. Begin your tour driving to Montjuic hill to observe the panoramic views of Barcelona from the top, get familiar with its dimension, the skyline, and most iconic places. Continue through the city, visiting the most famous Basilica in Southern Europe, The Sagrada Familia from the outside (tickets in advance to visit inside). Learn the history behind Gaudi's works, visiting also from the outside La Pedrera House and Casa Batllo along the Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya. Travel along the beach area and stop at viewpoints to take some memorable photos. Take a short (optional) walk through the Gothic Quarter, Roman Ruins, Jewish Quarter, the City Hall, and the Cathedral of Barcelona (optional inside visit).

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Barcelona: Private Picasso Experience

9. Barcelona: Private Picasso Experience

Start your Barcelona adventure by meeting your informative and friendly guide at the designated meeting point in the city. Upon arrival, you will share a brief meet and greet with your guide before setting off on your journey.  Your tour will start at Porxos d’En Xifre, this is where the Ruiz Picasso family had their first lodgings in Barcelona upon arrival from Paris. Arriving on the 21st of September 1895, when Pablo was thirteen, the family settled in this place, marking the beginning of what was to be his journey as a great artist.   Continue on your discovery of this artist by taking a trip to the Picasso Museo. Here, you can enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line tickets as you stroll through the beautiful building, in complete awe of the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth and continued until his death. After your visit to the museum, you will get the chance to explore the neighborhood of Born, considered by the locals to be one of the city's most Bohemian areas. One of the last stops on the tour will be Sala Parés, in Carrer Petritxol, a place that put on an exhibition of a series of pastel drawings by Picasso jointly with Ramon Casas in 1901. End your tour with a delicious coffee or tea in the Els Quatre Gats, at Carrer Montsió, where you can have a chat to your guide about all things Barcelona and Picasso.

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Barcelona: Art, Tapas, & Picasso Museum Walking Tour

10. Barcelona: Art, Tapas, & Picasso Museum Walking Tour

Barcelona is a top destination for art lovers all over the world and also is a renowned place for Catalan culture. So in this tour you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience to discover Barcelona's art and culture in a magic and unique way. Thanks to your expert guides, this tour will take you around the most important museum of the city: the most important museum of the city: the Picasso Museum to find out his early art and a well-preserved collection of his ceramics. And while you will be strolling around those sites, you will also be enjoying the most authentic and worldwide wanted food in Barcelona, which is Tapas! There is no more genuine love than the love for the mix of authentic food and art. If you feel this kind of love, then come and us! First of all, your guide will take you to the museum of Picasso, which has the most complete collection of Picasso's pieces of art. In addition to your guide explanations, you will be given audio guides to better understand the exhibition. Later on, you will start your tapas tour. After the first cultural site, your skilled guide will lead you to the first tapas stop which will be at a very famous place that serves “pintxos”, typical small snacks traditionally eaten in the northern regions of Spain. The second stop is a very authentic place, famous among locals, offering tapas from the Mediterranean cuisine and serving appetizing fish, meat and vegetables. The third stop is a restaurant that proposes exquisite meat dishes and drinks from the typical Spanish and Catalan culture. In this place, tasty food is guaranteed!

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What people are saying about Picasso Museum Barcelona

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,243 reviews

Georgina was excellent guide. Very informative and professional. We learned so much during her presentation. She was wonderful!

Our guide was very nice and explained us all in a very interesting way. The experience was so worth!

Our guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and kept a reasonable pace through the museum.

Guided tour there is very important in order to understand the museum and its purpose.

very interesting the life of pocasso and his way of thinking.