Picasso, a Spaniard who became one of the most famous artists in the world. Here in the beautiful Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is the Picasso Museum which showcases over one thousand of Picasso’s paintings from his youth to his adult life. This museum is a great way to see the talent of Picasso from the age of 5 to the time he died in 1973 at the age of 91.
What I love about this museum is the inconspicuous nature of the building and the location. Situated at a corner of the Gothic Quarter the museum is a delight to visit. Not too crowded, cool and beautiful, the museum gives one a glimpse of the immensely talented Pablo Picasso at all stages of his life.
Though we mostly think of Picasso’s contemporary works, his extremely artistic talent is obvious from his early works of art that were more classic in style. From a very young age Pablo Picasso’s father who was an art teacher saw the potential in his talented son and encouraged him to pursue it. Picasso painted this painting below of his Father at the age of 8! Can you believe it!
Below is a self portrait that Picasso did at the age of 13!
Many of Picasso’s works are on display in his museum in Paris which was his home away from home; but here in Barcelona we get a glimpse of Picasso early works from the time he was a young boy to his early 20s on till his adult life. Included in this museum are not just paintings but his other works of art that include sculptures, drawings, sketches, and photography.
For a stress free art experience to see the works of one of the most talented artists of our time, head to the beautiful Picasso Museum in Barcelona.
The Gothic Quarter
Picasso Museum is mere steps from the extremely artistic and beautiful old town Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. For lunch, dinner, tapas, art, shopping, or just a stroll, this area is a wonderful place to get an eclectic look at the local culture and flair of the city. Here art galleries, jewelry boutiques, dressmakers, cobblers, and artists of all trades have beautiful and quaint storefronts.
Graffiti as Art
Dressmakers and Boutiques
Art and Art Galleries
Florist and a Nursery Too!
Taking a look at the beautiful St. Mary of the Sea in the Ribera district of the Gothic Quarter.
Grabbing a late afternoon snack at Tapas Bar right outside the Church.
We discovered the Gothic Quarter towards the end of our stay in Barcelona, and we loved it so much that we were considering extending our holiday by another day just so we could continue to explore this beautiful artistic colony.
For a wonderful look a local artists, boutiques, tapas bars and restaurants, the beautiful and charming Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is a must see.
I hope you enjoyed my travel journals on our holiday in this beautiful country. This is the last of my blogs on our vacation in Spain. See you tomorrow with a Sunday Salad recipe.
Have a great weekend!