The Picasso Museum (Museu Picasso), houses one of the most extensive art collections by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. With over four thousand of Picasso’s works exhibited, the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections of his works. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in La Ribera district of Barcelona. Opened to the public in 1963, it became the first museum dedicated to Picasso’s work and the only one created during the artist’s life.
Highlights of the collection include two of his first major works, The First Communion (1896), and Science and Charity (1897). In particular, the Museu Picasso reveals Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence, and continued until his death.