Born in Malaga in 1881, Picasso moved to Barcelona when he was 14 yrs old and spent ten years on and off in the Catalan capital. The city, a hive of artistic, commercial and political activity as it raced towards the 20th Century, was to have an enormous influence on young Pablo. Picasso gave up his traditional academic studies and fell in with an avant garde set of Catalan painters and poets who idealised the likes of Cezanne, Gaughin and Matisse. This private tour, with an English-speaking guide, will help you uncover the Barcelona of Picasso - his homes, studios, hang outs, the sights that inspired his paintings and even the walks he would take with his Russian lover. Naturally, included in the price of the tour (60 euros per person), is free entry to the Picasso Museum and a drink at the legendary Els Quatre Gats cafe, where Picasso would drink and debate with his fellow Barcelona-based Bohemians. Email for more info and availability.
A fascinating insight into probably the world's most influential artist and the role Barcelona played in his development. Our guide Sandra was extremely knowledgeable and it was a pleasure learning from her. She also gave us plenty of tips about the city for the rest of our stay. The prices were very reasonable indeed.
reviewed by Dr. J. W. Selway from United States on Apr.12.2011