Saturday morning October 5th three of us headed to the Picasso Museum.
Description from our unTours guide book: "Housed in a series of stunning medieval palaces, the Picasso Museum is Barcelona's most popular museum. The collection is quite comprehensive in his early work but also holds his exhaustive 58 piece series Las Merinas from his later work, as well as a variety of sculptures and engravings by the artist."
The museum was a beautiful space. We used our Articket to access it, one of 6 museums we had access to.
I liked Picasso's early work but not his modern pieces.
The Las Merinas paintings and studies.
I sat and people watched in this space for quite a time. Both Dan and friend, Janet are really into the art techniques so they took much more time.
Dan eventually showed up.
Once Will met us we headed to Montjuic by Metro then funicular. Once as high as we could go without using the cable car we found a restaurant for lunch. One of our first almost three hour lunches! Food was excellent but took such a long time. Fortunately we had a gorgeous views.
After we ate we split up again. Dan and Will took the cable car to the Castle of Montjuic. Janet and I walked to the Miro Museum (no photos didn't like his art) and used our Articket again.
From there we walked to the National Museum of Art of Catalonia housed in the former National Palace. It was free on this day so no need for Articket.
We limited ourselves to the frescos salvaged from churches in the Pyrenees. It was an amazing process to save these frescoes. They are displayed as they existed, in church/chapel settings.
The museum was huge but by this time we had had our fill of museums for the day.
We had to wait to connect with Dan and Will but then we walked down to the Place d'Espanya where we could get the Metro.
Above the museum in the former palace.
People watching as we waited.
On Sunday we were ready to tackle something else. Stay tuned.