It makes no difference whether you are interested in the arts or not. It is doubtful if there are more than a handful of persons in this world who have not heard of Pablo Picasso, the famous twentieth century Spanish artist. The Museu Picasso is a museum, dedicated to this legendary artist. It boasts of more than 4,000 works of the Spanish virtuoso. This museum is undoubtedly one of the most cherished and also one of the most visited of tourist locales in Barcelona.
Those who are interested in further details about the Museu Picasso can enhance their knowledge with the fact that this museum is housed in five medieval palaces.
According to history, Picasso Museum Barcelona owes its origins to Jaume Sabartes, a dedicated friend of Picasso. The legendary painter had gifted lots of his paintings, prints, and drawings to Jaume. Most of those collections are now found in the museum whose site was chosen by the legendary artist.
This museum first opened its door to the public in the year 1963. At that time it boasted of 574 collections passed on by Jaume along with those from the works that Picasso had gifted to Barcelona City.
Later on, Picasso chipped in by donating approximately 1,000 pieces of art. The Museu Picasso is a must visit for lovers of art.