Was Picasso a Genius or a Monster? Lets explore the topics and follow his footsteps to find out
More than 16, 000 works documented, 8 wives, the most famous artist ever. . . And it started here- Picasso's story with Barcelona is a love one: Here he was raised up as an artist, here he decided to become one; here he donated his personal collection, here he had his first museum in 1963. . .
Pablo felt oppressed by his father, an artist and professor, when the family moved to Barcelona in 1895. My in-depth, 3-hour, Barcelona Picasso Tour focuses on those formative years of Picasso's life. We will visit the Picasso Museum and other sites related to his time in the city, his first inspirations and the influence of the bohemian circles in Barcelona at the time: the places that hosted his firts exhibits, the café where he met the bohemian of the time, where he lived, where he studied. . .
For that sharp 13 year old boy who came from the deep-oldfashioned-traditional Spain, modern BCN represented an open window to a sophisticated world, a balcony to lean towards modern trends: the future.
- The 4 Cats Café
- Picasso's mural in front of The Cathedral, roman walls, episcopal palace. . .
- Sala Parés in Petrixol Street, the place of his first solo exhibition
- Santa Maria del Pi, his inpiration
- Plaça Reial, his first studio
- La Llotja, his art school
- His first pension and his first flat, La Ribera
- Carrer Montcada: the 5 palaces that make up the Museu Picasso
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: In front of the Zurich Café, in Plaça Catalunya, in the Crossing with Las Ramblas and Pelai Street
Duration: 3 hours
If you wish to adjust schedule please feel free to tell me, I am very flexible when time allows it. We can make a 2h or a 4h tour if you want. Tell me and I will customize it for you.
This is a walking tour.
If you feel tired we can take taxis. They are very affordable in BCN, like 6-7€/drive.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euros - In the case that you wish to round off the tour with a Tapas lunch/dinner in the gorgious area of The Born, the raw tapas (ham, cheese, olives...) can cost 4€, 5€ or 6€ depending on the spot, and cooked ones (paella, fideuà, seafood...) are 10€, 12€, 15€... As for the drinks it is normally 1,3€ a coffee, 1,5€ for water/small beer, 2,5€ for soft drinks...
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I don't have any restriction.
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Tate was articulate, informative, and fascinating as she presented Barcelona and Picasso to us. She oriented us well at the start and continued throughout with insightful thoughts and intriguing places. As well, Tate was adaptable to our interests and needs. The combination of her lively and passionate personality and rich knowledge and experience created a very enjoyable and rewarding time!