Semi-Private Picasso Tour in Barcelona
LivTours Semi-Private Picasso Tour in Barcelona lets you walk in the footsteps of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century – Pablo Picasso. Though not originally from Barcelona, the artist grew up in Barcelona where he enjoyed his most formative years as an artist and a city that held a special place in his heart. Your semi-private group tour will take you and a maximum group of six through the Born neighborhood where Picasso lived and spent a great deal of time.
This tour includes exclusive access to la Lonja, the former Fine Arts School where Picasso studied, now a time capsule of a bygone era, as well as skip the line tickets to the Picasso Museum which houses thousands of his paintings, ceramic works, and drawings – all donated by the artist himself during his lifetime. You will explore the neighborhood where Picasso lived, had studios, and studied before leaving to live in Paris. If you are a novice or an experienced art lover, this semi-private group tour is made for you!
- Discover Pablo Picasso’s life in Barcelona and Spain on this half day art tour
- Explore Picasso’s origins and earliest works of art with an expert local guide
- Visit the Picasso Museum, a donation from the artist, with skip the line tickets
- Enjoy exclusive access to the former Fine Arts School where Picasso had his start
- Indulge in the luxury of a semi-private tour with a maximum of six people
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Your LivTours Semi-Private Picasso Tour in Barcelona begins in the charming el Born neighborhood, located just between the Gothic Quarter and Ciutadella Park where you will meet your expert local guide. After meeting your fellow travelers on your exclusive small group tour, your experienced guide will give you a comprehensive intro to Picasso’s life as you meander through the eatery, art gallery, and boutique-lined streets – a perfect homage to the artist which once walked the same streets.
As you continue to stroll through El Born, your guide will begin prepping you for your first stop, the Picasso Museum. Learn how the son of a talented painter and professor at the Fine Arts School in Barcelona would soon outshine the very man who inspired him. Once inside the Museum, you will see some of Picasso’s famous paintings such as his Las Meninas, donated to the museum by the artists himself. Among the collection, it is exciting to see the amazingly talented paintings from the artist’s youth, through his time in Madrid, his start in Paris and works from his Blue Period.
Next, your LivTours guide will accompany you to the former Fine Arts School where you will have exclusive access. This is the school where Picasso’s father taught starting in 1895 and Picasso himself was a student for about a year at the tender age of 14. However, the talented young artist was such a budding prodigy that it was too long before his parents sent him to the best art school in the country in Madrid.
If you are looking for a unique experience in Barcelona or a proper art pilgrimage for the Picasso lover in you, then LivTours Picasso Tour in Barcelona is the tour for you! The truly semi-private group of only six people allows for increased opportunity to interact with your top-rated tour guide that will educate and entertain you with anecdotes of the life of the 20th century’s most beloved artist. The privileged access to great wonders like the former Fine Art School and personal stories of Picasso’s life make this tour an absolute must. Any lover of art would be well-advised to take this walk through the life of an artistic genius.
- The el Born neighborhood
- Fully guided experience
- Entrance tickets into the Picasso Museum
- Entrance into Fine Arts School of Picasso
- Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
- There is no photography allowed in some areas of this tour.
- Backpacks are not permitted in the museum.
- Due to these unprecedented times and ongoing safety and regulation changes, some sites may have limited accessibility if the venue can not guarantee social distancing which may lead to unforeseen tour modifications. Thank you for your understanding.
- LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
All LivTours Semi-Private Group Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour guide. Our commitment to maintaining our uniquely tiny group sizes can sometimes be a little tricky, mathematically speaking. For example, we want to ensure that traveling families and friends can tour together so on rare occasions we may add one or two guests in order to not split groups. On that same note, you may also find yourself on tour with less than six people! We thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Must show Vaccination or Negative test for Italy & France ToursFor all France and Italy tours that include an indoor activity, a museum or an archeological park visit, it is now National Law in both countries, to present a covid-19 vaccination card OR negative covid-19 test result from the past 48 hrs accompanied by your personal ID to the local authorities for all adults over the age of 12. Lack of ability to present such documentation may result in loss of tour and funds lifting LivTours from all responsibilities.
Very unique experience
"We love Picasso so when we saw this tour in Barcelona to explore the artist's birthplace and early training, our curiosity was peaked. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable (he is an art historian, what more could you ask for on a Picasso tour??) and also very entertaining. Although we feel we know Picasso's life story pretty well, we learned things that we didn't know before. He also gave us wonderful insight into the artist's style and pointed out details in his works that we certainly wouldn't have seen otherwise. It was just the best experience we could have had and we can't compliment LivSpain enough for this unique opportunity!!"
Carly Jane - USA
Extremely interesting tour
"We were in a group of 4 on this very interesting tour dedicated to Picasso's beginnings in Barcelona. I have mostly thought of Paris when thinking Picasso but his early life and studies in Barcelona were very important to his devlopment into the artist we know. We saw the area he grew up in, the academy where he studied and several of his works in the museum there. The guide was an art historian with many facts and insights that he happily shared with us. Enjoyable and very educational!"
Leonard - USA
Picasso in Barcelona
"I knew that Picasso got his start in Barcelona although he is mostly known for his ties to Paris. On this tour we learned about his early years and the beginning of his artistic life. It's amazing what sorts of influences you can still see even in his later works. The tour was very comprehensive and the guide was easy to follow and entertaining. The time flew by and we were sorry when the tour ended."
Julie - USA
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