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Fundacio Palau

Carrer Riera, 54 | Centro del pueblo; a 5 minutos de la estación de tren, 08393 Caldes d'Estrac, Spain
+34 937 91 35 93
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Fantastic art

Some wonderful work By Picasso from the collection and friendship with Pilau. Lots of photos of... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Tonybillingford
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Make the trip to this wonderful tribute to Picasso

A wonderful art museum, well curated and a significant tribute to Picasso’s work. Showing a private... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Stephen D
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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The Foundation’s permanent collection is spread over three rooms: the Catalan Painting Room, the Picasso Room and the Contemporary Artists Room.The Catalan Painting Room features the collection started by Josep Palau i Fabre’s father, Josep Palau i Oller, himself a painter and art collector. The collection brings together works by contemporaries of Palau i Oller. Following in his father’s footsteps, Palau i Fabre has added more recent works over the years.The Picasso Room is a permanent exhibition showing a variety of works by Picasso spanning his early days as a painter when studying at Llotja to works from the last years of his life. Of course, this collection is the most valuable in the Foundation’s possession given that Picasso is, in the words of Palau i Fabre, “the greatest that's ever lived”.The Contemporary Art Room exhibits works by artists such as Perejaume, Miquel Barceló and Pepe Yagües.
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Carrer Riera, 54 | Centro del pueblo; a 5 minutos de la estación de tren, 08393 Caldes d'Estrac, Spain
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Some wonderful work By Picasso from the collection and friendship with Pilau. Lots of photos of Pilaus early life and influences and his interactions with Picasso. All exhibits in Spanish so if you can read Spanish you might struggle a little.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A wonderful art museum, well curated and a significant tribute to Picasso’s work. Showing a private collection from a scholar and friend of the artist. Also has temporary exhibitions and permanent display of other Catalan artists. The trip out on train is easy and certainly...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The day we visited we literally had the place to ourselves. I think there might have been one or two other visitors during our stay. The museum contains very interesting insights into Pablo Picasso through the eyes of author and artist Josep Palau. Palau is...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I found myself in Caldes d'Estrac for a few days and was pleased to stumble across this museum. I would say there around 40-50 items of Picasso of great interest along with other artists all known to Palau. I took approx 1 hour to view...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Extremely fascinating place to visit. It is one of the place that you will find Catalonia with her tradition and culture. Picasso being the main theme but the Catalan artists are also exhibited. Connection of Picasso with the Catalan society was exposed fully. It is...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2015

My husband (who eats basically anything) said that his dinner was okay, not more, but I was really disappointed in my veal and veggies. A sign of good service is that when I ordered a gazpacho as I could not eat the portion, I was...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

Less than an hour on the train from Barcelona you will find this modest museum, bequeathed to the picturesque seaside town by one of Picasso's best known biographers and friends. Over his lifetime Palau acquired or was given a small (about 15 works) collection of...More

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