Picasso Walking Tour, Barcelona

Picasso Walking Tour, Barcelona

Pablo Picasso - the great Spanish painter, draftsman, and sculptor - developed his style in Barcelona where he spent many years of his life. This tour will take you to the bohemian sites of the city associated with the famous artist. Here you can visit Picasso Museum, the art gallery where his works were displayed for the first time to the public, and other similarly important places.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad. Watch the video below to learn more about how the app works.

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Guide Name: Picasso Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: clare
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Els Quatre Gats

1) Els Quatre Gats

The Els Quatre Gats, or ‘The Four Cats’ was initially a small café in Barcelona, which was opened in 1897. It also featured a restaurant, a pub, and a cabaret as well as accommodation in the form of a hostel. It was Barcelona’s most famous Modernisme centre and was financed by the famous artist Ramon Casas I Carbo. His partner in the operation of this business was Pere Romeu who was often found at the bar, as well as Miquel Utrillo and Rusinol.

The café attracted a great number of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Frisos del Col-legi d'Arquitectes

2) Frisos del Col-legi d'Arquitectes

Opposite the Cathedral of Barcelona is the College of Catalan Architects featuring on its facade the scaled versions of three friezes by Pablo Picasso. Originally on paper, the friezes - Children, Giants, and Flag - were set in stone by Norwegian sculptor Carl Nesjar and thus are the only Picasso's artworks displayed...   view more
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Sala Parés

3) Sala Parés

Situated at Carrer Petritxol in the Gothic Quarter, Sala Parés is a commercial art gallery in Barcelona with three public display areas and a separate salon for private owners. The gallery, which represents a strong stable of international artists, features an impressive collection of Catalan and Spanish works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Since 1877, Sala Parés has maintained its policy of a rigorous selection of the artists and their works of art. The continuity of the work of these...   view more
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Carrer Avinyó

4) Carrer Avinyó

Carrer Avinyó is an old street in the centre of Barcelona that links two other streets, Carrer Ferran and Carrer Ample. This street is famous as the one on which Picasso painted his well-known piece called Las Señoritas de Aviñón, inspired by a brothel that was once there. You can still find the former brothel's site on Carrer Avinyó. Nowadays, the area is best known for its numerous restaurants and cafes. This typically narrow medieval street has largely retained the magnificent...   view more
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Carrer de la Plata

5) Carrer de la Plata

Carrer de la Plata became a very important place for Picasso at the outset of his career. This is the place where young Picasso, then only fourteen years of age, had his first studio. It was rented by his father, whose friend, Manuel Pallares, worked there in 1896. Picasso painted many of his works in this studio, including the famous Science and...   view more
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La Ribera

6) La Ribera (must see)

‘The Shore’, locally known as La Ribera is an incredible part of the old city (Ciutat Vella) in the Catalan city, Barcelona. Most of the structures in this area are from medieval times and hence reflect that style of art and architecture. This part of the city flourished from the 13th to the 15th century when it was once by the seashore.

This part is now known as the Barceloneta and still has an island. The most prominent building in this area are Museu Picasso, Basilica de Santa Maria...   view more
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Museu Picasso

7) Museu Picasso (must see)

The perfect example of Pablo Ruiz Picasso’s formative years is the Picasso Museum located in Barcelona. The museum contains over 4,300 magnificent pieces by the great artist. It opened in 1961 and reflects the intimacy of the relationship that Picasso had with Barcelona, the place that had shaped his personality and influenced his art.

It was Picasso’s wish to leave the imprint of himself in the form of his artwork in Barcelona, a wish that came true with the help of his colleagues and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Creating your own self-guided walk in Barcelona is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

Gracia/Eixample Nightlife

One thing that is clear about Barcelona is that this city doesn't sleep. Here you will find every kind of night club you might be looking for, from classy jazz to modern euro-techno. This walking tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the best discos and bars in the Gracia and Eixample districts of Barcelona.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera Walking Tour

La Ribera is a culturally rich, historic area of old town Barcelona. Centuries ago, it was a very well to do neighborhood and was inhabited by aristocrats, merchants, wealthy sailors, and Jewish money-lenders. Today, it is regarded as the Soho of Barcelona and offers trendy shops and cafes, a popular hangout place for tourists and locals alike. Follow this guide and explore the unique sights of La Ribera.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Màgica de Montjuïc, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuïc with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc Museums Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona, located just southwest of the city center and overlooking the harbor. Besides the great view, it also offers visitors many interesting and significant museums such as the Poble Espanyol, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport, and others. Here, you will learn many interesting facts about the history and culture of Catalonia, Barcelona and Spain in general. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the great museums Montjuïc has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta Walking Tour

La Barceloneta neighborhood was originally formed during the 18th century by fishermen and their families. Today, La Barceloneta beach is one of the most active areas of the city, both during the day and night. It is an ideal place to go for a night out, be it to have dinner in a fancy restaurant or have a drink or party until the wee hours of the morning. This self-guided tour will help you discover the historic and modern highlights of La Barceloneta.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Barri Gotic Walking Tour

Barri Gotic Walking Tour

The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona seems like a cut above the rest. It boasts a number of famous buildings, cathedrals and monuments. The area has many peaceful squares where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings. Take this tour to travel back in time and discover all the secrets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km

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