The Porxos d’en Xifré is a historic building of Barcelona which was inaugurated in 1840 after four years of works. It occupies the block formed by the Passeig d’Isabel II, the Pla de Palau and the streets of Reina Cristina and Llauder, plots of land that were urbanized in 1834 as a result of the demolition of the sea wall. The building was the first to appear in daguerreotype done in Spain and is decorated with Masonic symbols. But did you know that it was the first place where Picasso lived when his family moved to Barcelona?
Category Picasso and Barcelona
The summer of Picasso and of the museum
As with each summer, from the museum we put forward a series of proposals so that you are able to get to know the museum onsite and in person, to gain a greater insight in ...
Barcelona Secret Museum, by Ignacio Vidal-Folch, at the Reading Club
One of the interests of the Reading Club has been, right from the very beginning, the city of Barcelona, not only because it is one of the Picassian cities par excellence, but also because a ...
Inhabitants of the museum: Jaume Sabartés, the secretary, friend and confidante of Picasso
Jaume Sabartés i Gual was born in Barcelona on June 10th 1881 in the street of Sant Pere més Baix, nº 84. He was the son of Francisco Sabartés Obach, a primary school teacher, from ...
The new Guide to the Collection of the Museu Picasso
With more than 50 years of history, the Museu Picasso is still a museum to be discovered. This is so because, despite the fact that most of the works in the collection have belonged to ...
The programming of the Museu Picasso for 2015
What will we be doing in 2015? This last Tuesday we presented the museum’s programming of what the museum will be doing this year. Exhibitions, seminars, activities, presentations, restorations and family workshops, amongt others, will ...
2014 of the Museu Picasso in images
What have we done during this year in the museum? A whole lot of things, among exhibitions, family activities, workshops, seminars, talks, visits, restorations, etc. As follows we leave you with a small taste of ...
What can you do at the Museu Picasso during these holidays?
The Christmas holidays are for resting and disconnecting, strolling through the streets with Christmas lights, well wrapped up, meeting up with family and friends, and sharing many meals, but it's also a time for doing ...