Picasso Museum

Update from Barcelona for Dec. 31, 2013 – Happy New Year everyone. We are celebrating here in Barcelona tonight. Bought our grapes to eat 12 at midnight plus Sangria and chips. Early today we went to the Picasso museum. There was a line already at 10 am which we stood in until 12 noon when we got in. The museum was very interesting as we used audio guides which took us through the life of the young Picasso through to the old Picasso in his artwork. He was a very prolofic artist sometimes painting several pictures in one day. The rest of the day was mundane…lunch, Woody’s haircut, groceries for tonight and then home. Tomorrow we will explore Gaudi park – Park Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It was designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It has an extension of 17.18 ha (0.1718 km²), which makes it one of the largest architectural works in south Europe. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí”.
Peace and Love
Norma and Woody

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Entering the Pablo Picasso Museum

Entering the Pablo Picasso Museum

Today we toured the Pablo Picasso Museum. The Museu Picasso (Catalan pronunciation: [muˈzɛw piˈkasu], “Picasso Museum”), located in Barcelona, Spain, houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. With more than 3,500 works by the painter, the museum has the most complete collection of works. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona’s La Ribera and is located on Montcada Street in the (Bank District) of Barcelona. It opened to the public on March 9 in 1963, becoming the first museum dedicated to Picasso’s work and the only one created during the artist’s life. It has since been declared a (museum of national interest) by the Government of Catalonia.