Where is the Barcelona Picasso Museum located?
The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is located on Carrer de Montcada, a very important street during the Middle Ages. In the XII-XIII centuries, it was a very elegant street with large Gothic palaces inhabited by noble families who belonged to the nobility of that time.
This street was one of the widest in the city due to its importance and it has been very well preserved until our days.
All these ancient palaces follow a very similar construction typology: made of stone, with a large entrance door to allow the circulation of carriages, a “patio” or open courtyard, in the open air, with a well to collect rainwater.
On this ground floor, we find the spaces intended to house the kitchen, the cowsheds or stables, the food warehouses and the grain silos. There was also a staircase to access the main floor, the most elegant one, where the living room for visits was located. A second floor for the bedrooms and the upper floor for the domestic service.
These palaces were remodeled in the 1960s to house the Picasso Museum, which opened its doors in 1963, ten years before the artist´s death. Currently, the museum is located in these 5 palaces, which are all connected.