There are Picasso museums all around the world, but Barcelona arguably has the best one.

Tucked into a tiny street in El Born and located in a restored medieval building, the museum houses an extensive collection of Picasso’s works, many of which you would never guess were painted by this renowned abstract artist. Picasso spent his youth in Barcelona and this museum contains highlights from his formative years as well as works from the Blue Period and the preparatory sketches for his famous tribute to Velasquez’s Las Meninas. Wander from room to room to see the technical and realistic paintings and fast-forward through Picasso’s illustrative life.

C. de Montcada, 15-23; 932 563 000; www.museupicasso.bcn.cat; open Tu-Su 9am-7pm, Th 9am-9:30pm

Permanent collection €14, permanent collection only €11, temporary exhibitions only €6.50, free student and under 18, €7 ages 18-24, free first Su of each month 7am-9pm, free after 3pm other Su; free guided tours; last entry 30min. before closing; wheelchair accessible