The Picasso Museum is very rich in regards to work from the formative years in Picasso´s life, it is practically the Blue Period. It also houses an important representation of works from 1.917, Las Meninas series (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
The Museum occupies five large town houses or palaces date from the 13th to the 15th centuries, being the major refurbishment in the 18th Century. The palaces are a good example of Catalan civic Gothic style.
The Picasso Museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of the painter Pablo Picasso. The museum opened in 1.963 and reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona; an intimate and solid relationship which was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. He established and maintained strong links to the city throughout his life and it was here where he wanted his museum to be.