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Rebrites wrote a review Sep 2019
Spain172 contributions101 helpful votes
We stopped here for coffee on the way north from Madrid, and remembered there was a little Picasso museum... WOW! What a wonderful discovery! Back in the 1950s and 60´s, Buitrago native son and barber Eugenio Arias was plying his trade in Paris among his fellow Spanish exiles, when he met artist Pablo Picasso. The two struck up a friendship that lasted decades, and left the artist well-groomed and Arias well endowed with some interesting original artwork. Eugene returned home once Democracy returned to Spain, and ceded this lovely collection of works to Buitrago de Lozoya. There are not spectacular must-sees masterpieces, but the up-close, well-lit displays of ceramics, drawings, etc. give you a startling awareness of Picasso´s perfect mastery of simple images drawn in a single stroke of a pen or brush. It is breathtaking, and refreshing after all those overstuffed, crowded art museums in Madrid.…
Date of experience: September 2019
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Pete S wrote a review Apr 2018
L1,440 contributions180 helpful votes
Eugenio Arias was a long time friend and the barber used by Picasso. Picasso signed everything and gave Eugenio many of his sketches, ceramics and other drawings. Rather than sell these Eugenio gave them to the town Buitrago de Lozoya where he was born. They have opened this museum in a tiny/ off the track village-town and it is a real gem. Free and the staff are welcoming and helpful. Particularly the security guard. Places like this abound across Spain and make it worth the extra time in avoiding motorways.…
Date of experience: April 2018
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Claire wrote a review Feb 2018
Casablanca, Morocco37 contributions6 helpful votes
A small and intimate museum dedicated to Picasso's works with books, ceramics, and French posters. An enthusiastic guard greeted us & provided lots of information on the surrounding areas.
Date of experience: February 2018
cyclecrazy wrote a review Sep 2017
South East England, United Kingdom421 contributions225 helpful votes
What a great find; such a small and interesting little museum and all original Picasso works. We really enjoyed it and leaflets were in English. Closed around the lunch hours but opens at 4pm. Large groups need to phone in advance as it is only small.
Date of experience: September 2017
BennyMalaga wrote a review Apr 2016
Malaga, Spain89,423 contributions3,519 helpful votes
The Picasso Museum is a small museum that has the Picasso collection of his barber, Eugenio Arias. There are several excellent art pieces in this small museum and my wife and a friend enjoyed our visit here and took many photos of the art objects. The museum was free.
Date of experience: April 2016
Response from ESPACIOS P, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Museo Picasso Coleccion Eugenio Arias
Responded 18 Apr 2016
Thank you very much Benny!