The Museu Picasso
This dedicated museum, right in Barcelona, shows an impressive collection of Picassos, with over 4,000 works by the artist. The collection holds many works from his formative years, such as his Blue Period. While Picasso is famously known as a cubist artist, the Museu Picasso highlights his pre-cubist works, including two of his first major works, The First Communion and Science and Charity.
Picasso ultimately moved to Paris in 1904, but he continued to be inspired by Barcelona all his life, returning several times until Francisco Franco took control of Spain in the late 30’s. Known for some of his powerful political works (and notably Guernica), Picasso vowed not to set foot in Spain while the fascist dictator remained in power. He stayed true to his word, never again returning to his homeland even as he continued a series of anti-Franco works.
Why Reserve Our Optional Land Packages in Barcelona
Add bonus time in Barcelona to your Essence of Burgundy & Provence and Colors of Provence river cruises! Make the most of your international airfare and indulge your wanderlust by exploring this beautiful gem in Spain. Whether you’re interested in brilliant works of Gothic architecture, such as the Sagrada Familia; are an art enthusiast or simply wish to extend your journey, this 3-night land package, which includes an excursion to Montserrat Mountain, is sure to inspire you.
What’s Included in Your Optional Land Package
- 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Renaissance Barcelona (or similar)
- Daily breakfast at the hotel
- Convenient transfers between your hotel and ship
- Guided tours
- The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers – unique in the industry
Extend your journey courtesy of AmaWaterways!
Receive a complimentary 2-, 3- or 4-night Land Package when you reserve select 2024 and 2025 Europe river cruises. Click here for offer details or contact your preferred travel advisor. Offer available through March 31, 2024.