Tue, Thu & Sat at 9 am from May
2h30 approx.
English
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour
  • Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour

Picasso Museum & El Born – Walking Tour

Overview

Overview

Please note that in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 our services are temporarily closed until the 1st of May.
Feel free to book any tour from May onwards. You can reschedule as many times as you wish at no cost. For more information, check our BGB COVID-19 Announcement and feel free to contact us.

Skip the line to visit the Picasso Museum and discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona. The museum is the key to understanding the development of this young artist into the genius he became. Discover the history and the beauty El Born’s quarter beholds walking through its narrow streets and exploring the vast amount of artisanal stores. Also, if you’re into fashion, you will not want to miss the countless fashion boutiques.

Tour Details

  • When: Tue, Thu & Sat at 9 am, all year round
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
  • Language: English
  • The price includes: Entrance to Picasso Museum (worth 12 €).
  • Distance: This is a walking tour of approximately 2 km, 1.3 miles
  • Itinerary: Pl. Catalunya > 4 Gats > Picasso Museum (45 minutes guided tour) > Montcada > Pl. del Born > Fossar de les moreres > Façades of Santa María del Mar > Ancient traditional shop (Casa Gispert) > Passeig del Born.

Why do our customers book this tour?

  • You will discover the series of Las Meninas by Picasso.
  • You will walk directly to the Picasso Museum and enter before the crowd arrives.
  • Follow the whole story easily as the guide talks through the radio-guide whisper system and you can hear everything perfectly with your earphone.

What's included

  • Skip the line and entrance fee to the Picasso Museum.
  • 45-minute guided tour plus some free time in the Picasso Museum.
  • Walking tour around El Born Quarter with licensed guide.

What's not included

  • Food and drinks.

Please note

  • This is a walking tour.
  • The tour ends in Passeig del Born.
What will I see?

What will I see?

The Picasso Museum and the surrounding quarters are testimony to the close tie between the artist and the city. With this tour you will follow Picasso’s footprint in the city and discover the bond between Picasso and Barcelona.

Picasso Museum

Be inspired by the first steps of Pablo Picasso as an artist. The museum is the key to understanding the development of this young artist into a genius from 1887 to 1901. It is housed in 5 medieval palaces and was inaugurated in 1963 at the expressed wish of the artist.

The museum has a collection of 4200 pieces of art, we especially recommend:

  • Picasso’s full unfolding from a child up to the Blue Period
  • A representation of works from 1917
  • The series of las Meninas, 1957
  • A comprehensive print collection

El Born

El Born is one of the most important quarters in Barcelona for the Catalan history it beholds. Discover unique places like el Fossar de les Moreres and learn about the historical background this emblematic place carries. Walk around its narrow streets filled with artisanal boutiques until reaching to the precious basilica of Santa María del Mar (facades). Also, if you’re into fashion, you will not want to miss this quarter, since it has all kinds of fashion stores.

What to expect

What to expect

Departure point

Plaça Catalunya 19 in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time, and look for the orange umbrellas!

Why 9 am?

You will be the first to arrive at the Picasso Museum, avoiding all the crowds.

  • Departure point in Plaça Catalunya, in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza.
  • Picasso Museum
  • Picasso’s biggest open air frieze
  • Els 4 Gats
  • El Born Quarter
  • Fossar de les Moreres
  • Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar (Facades)
  • Artisanal Boutiques
  • Fashion Shops

Guide

Discover Barcelona by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

How large is the group?

The absolute maximum is 25 people.

Will I hear the guide easily?

Yes, we use a radio-guide whisper system. You will listen to the guide directly from your earphones.

This is also a neighbor-friendly measure. We are not loud but talk softly through the radio-guides.

Additional information

Secure and easy booking

Instant confirmation

All departures are guaranteed

You don’t need to print your voucher.

Departure point

Departure point

The tour begins at Plaça Catalunya 19 in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza. You’ll recognize us by our orange umbrellas.

Reviews

Reviews

Check our reviews and see what our customers say about this tour.

Posted by BGB - 11 Oct 2019

"Really informative and entertaining"
If you're into art, culture and a bit of history, this would be a great tour. Walked through the gothic quarters, went into the Picasso museum and the guide guided us through his evolution through the years. Then finally saw a few Roman remains with the VR.
Get Your Guide on Reviewed on: 11-Oct-2019

Posted by BGB - 03 Jul 2019

Highly Recommend Tour – USA Group
The Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Tour was fantastic. It was clear Tonja knew her historical knowledge of the Gothic Quarter and Barcelona history. The Picasso Museum was aw inspiring. Highly recommend this tour and cannot say enough good things about Tonja/very impressed. The 4 teenage children we had with us enjoyed the tour as well/never assumed with teenagers.
TripAdvisor review on June, 2019

Posted by BGB - 03 Jul 2019

"Way worth the time – do not miss this!"
This tour, along with the Sagrada Familia tour, are "do not misses" when you are in Barcelona. The museum is organized chronologically to reflect the phases of PIcasso's styles as he moved through life. Getting detailed background of Picasso's life, in addition to his paintings, was so incredibly interesting. The 3 hours flew by. Being able to see visual representations of how the buildings and streets have transitioned from Roman times was quite interesting too. Make sure you have a good understanding of exactly where you are meeting the guides with their big orange umbrellas to start the tour….the square is big and it could take you a while to find them if you don't google street view the exact address. Big orange umbrellas to the rescue!
TripAdvisor review: by Pam on June, 2019

Posted by BGB - 03 Jul 2019

Fabulous tour, started on time with a friendly, very knowledgeable guide. Good pace, very interesting and affordable. Guide uses a sound system in which everyone gets an ear piece so you can hear all of the wonderful commentary. The app was very helpful and convenient, especially in providing directions to the meeting point. Even without the virtual reality piece, an exceptional tour. Gracious, Arturo!
TripAdvisor review: by Pam on July, 2019

Posted by BGB - 25 Apr 2019

"Excellent and informative", Get Your Guide review: by Anne, UK on 24 April 2019.
Worth the money. Arturo our guide was a very pleasant and knowledgable guide around Barcelona. The tour was interesting. The Picasso museum was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.

Posted by BGB - 18 Feb 2019

"Barcelona Guide Bureau Gothic Quarter Walking Tour"
TripAdvisor review: by Andy M on Jan 11, 2019

My family had a wonderful tour today with Tanja Martinovic. Her knowledge of the history and culture, as well as her english, were all excellent. My wife and I had taken the same tour many years ago, but it was the first time for our two adult children. My wife & I enjoyed recalling many things from our last visit (a testamemt to the last tour guide from this agency). During our walk, Tanja was able to provide additional historical insights for places we had seen and she included several new and unique places that only a seasoned and knowledgable guide of the locality would be aware of. We highly recommend Barcelona Guide Bureau if you are planning a visit to this beautiful city.

Posted by BGB - 18 Feb 2019

"Good Picasso Overview"
TripAdvisor review: by Ruby G on Nov 26, 2018

Took the one hour walking tour of Picasso's haunts in the Gothic Quarter and then the one hour guided tour of the Picasso Museum. The combination was good and you could spend more time in the museum if you wished. It was interesting to see all the places Picasso frequented when living in Barcelona and hear the stories of his life there and then spend time enjoying his work in the museum. The guide we had was entertaining and knew his stuff.

Posted by Gisele - 29 Aug 2018

“Excellent. Le guide était clair et parlait lentement. Bravo!”
Avis du 12 août 2018 – déposé par Gisèle – Canada

Posted by Mohammed - 14 May 2018

"Excellent" 5/5 stars

Oliver, our guide was amazing. He was as passionate about Picasso as a family member of his. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone interested in finding out more about Picasso as a man and as an artist.

Visited May 2018. Reviewed on Get Your Guide by Mohammed – Egypt

Posted by Paul - 07 Aug 2017

"Barcelona Gaudi adn Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tours" 5/5 stars

My wife and I were first time visitors to magnificent Barcelona and we of course wanted to see as much as possible so we pre booked the 3.5 hour Gaudii Tour and the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter walking tour..both were extremely worth it, very reasonably priced and well organized… Our 2 expert guides were friendly, incredibly experienced and informed with impeccable English..and excellent access..we have no hesitation in recommending any visitor to Barcelona to book these tours and enjoy! Paul & Dez Zamek.

Visited May 2017. Reviewed on tripadvisor by Paul from Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Posted by King L - 10 Jul 2016

“Very good and value for my money” 4/5 stars

The tour I joined is a relatively small size one that makes it feel like a semi-private tour. The tour guide is good and fluent in English (comparatively better than the other tour guides I received in tours with another companies). If you would love to find out a bit more about Picasso and the Old Town in Barcelona, this morning walking tour is a good one.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by King from Manchester, UK

Posted by Alex - 09 Jun 2016

The PICASSO Museum Tour yesterday, June 8, was excellent! Perfect, easy to find meeting place, well organized reception, good whisper boxes, great guide who did not walk or talk too fast as most do.
Aida was very attentive to our group, very knowledgable and presented very well. In our years of travel guides she definitely ranks as one of the very best and BGB one of the best client-responsive guide bureaus.
Alex – sent by e-mail

Posted by JenBlack85 - 06 Jun 2016

“Wonderful Tour with great guide” 5/5 stars

We took the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter tour. The guide was absolutely lovely and knowledgeable. She gave us a great experience and lots of information. Very good, maybe a little short but you can always go back revisit the places as the area is not that big

Reviewed on tripadvisor by JenBlack85, from Germany

Posted by tgdow - 28 Feb 2016

“Great way to discover Barcelona” 5/5 stars
We used Barcelona Guide Bureau on our recent trip to Barcelona. We went on two tours: the Gaudi/Sagrada Familia and the Gothic/Picasso Museum tours. Both tours were excellent. The guides were knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a great way to see the city and I would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by tgdow from Arizona, USA, on TripAdvisor, 14 September 2015

Posted by Maurice M - 28 Feb 2016

“Excellent tours with first class guides” 5/5 stars
We booked the All Barcelona Highlights Tour ahead of our trip and enjoyed it so much that we backed up the next day with the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour. Both were excellent, and well led by experienced guides Danny and Ally respectively. They were enthusiastic about the subject matter of their tours and seemed very knowledgeable. Both were able to answer rather obscure questions that I thought were well outside the tour boundaries.

We would have no hesitation in recommending BGB.

Visited September 2015
Reviewed by Maurice M from Melbourne, Australia, on TripAdvisor, 10 September 2015

Posted by Maurice M - 10 Sep 2015

“Excellent tours with first class guides” 5/5 stars

We booked the All Barcelona Highlights Tour ahead of our trip and enjoyed it so much that we backed up the next day with the Picasso Museum and Gothic Quarter Walking Tour. Both were excellent, and well led by experienced guides Danny and Ally respectively. They were enthusiastic about the subject matter of their tours and seemed very knowledgeable. Both were able to answer rather obscure questions that I thought were well outside the tour boundaries.

We would have no hesitation in recommending BGB.

Visited September 2015
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Maurice from Melbourne, Australia

Posted by Danny A - 30 Jul 2015

“Excellent guides” 5/5 stars
We did 2 tours– Gothic/Picasso Museum and Gaudi. The guides were terrific; Monica, who led us to the Gaudi sites, was VERY knowledgable and Oliver, who took us to the Gothic Quarter and Picasso Museum was very entertaining and knew his stuff. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2015
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Danny

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