The Artist Route

Find the painting of Picasso

The Artist route tells the story of Pablo Picasso, a world-famous painter from the South of Spain. Picasso discovered his talent for painting at a young age and started painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood. He experimented with different styles, shapes and colours during the first decade of the 20thcentury. Picasso was motivated by another artist to explore a more radical style and this was the start of a very fruitful rivalry between the two artists.

Picasso met his best friend Carlos in Barcelona while attending the Belle school of fine arts. Together with Carlos, he moved to Paris to immerse himself in the artist culture and even though they lived in poverty, they had the best time. Carlos and Picasso moved back and forth between Barcelona and Paris but spend most of his time in Paris. In the city of love, Picasso was very popular with the women and had multiple mistresses. But he was only married two times.

The route of the Artist will lead you through the neighbourhood where Picasso used to live. You will pass by big highlights such as the Arc de Triompf and the Picasso Museum. Along the way, you will learn more about the life of Picasso and Carlos. Your objective is to find the hidden painting of Picasso and a trail of clues will help you do so.

We have two types of Xpeditions, you can read here more about each variety. We work with exclusive groups so you will have your private guide and you can enjoy the Xpedition with your own group.

Private Xpedition

Your group will explore the city with their personal guide. A trail of clues will lead them to the secret location somewhere in the city. The guide is there every location in the game to hand out the clues and help if needed. Your goal is to find the secret location of Picasso’s painting. Along the way, you will discover more about the city and Picasso. All challenges and puzzles in the game are designed to trigger your curiosity and creativity. We work with high-quality puzzles and all the challenges are custom made for the location that you are in at that moment.

Duration: 2,5 hours

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Versus Xpedition

In this Xpedition, your group will be split into smaller teams. The goal is to race against the other team, the team that finds the secret location of the painting first wins the game! The guides are there every location in the game to hand out the clues and challenges. Each team will have its own set of puzzles and materials. All the teams have a different route but they have the same length. For the winner, we have a small price at the end. This Xpedition is great if your group is in for a challenge and likes a bit of competition.

Duration: 2 hours

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We have a minimum group size of 4 people and we have a maximum capacity of 30 on the Artist route and a maximum capacity of 60 on both routes.

The Private Xpedition

Your group will explore the city with their personal guide. A trail of clues will lead them to the secret location somewhere in the city. The guide is there every location in the game to hand out the clues and help if needed.

  • Duration
    The Xpedition takes maximum 2,5 hours.
  • Group size
    From 4 up to 30 people divided into teams of maximum 10 people.
  • Price
    The price is €29,- per person.
The Versus Xpedition

In the Versus we have several options depending on the team size and number of participants. The smaller the group, the more engaged people are. The ideal group size for the Versus Xpedition would be 5/6 people per team.

  • Duration
    The Xpedition takes maximum 2 hours
  • Group size
    From 10 up to 60 people divided into smaller teams
  • Price
    Starting from €25,- * per person.

*We have several options, play with;

  • Teams of 9 or 10 people per guide, €25,- pp.
  • Teams of 7 or 8 people per guide, €30,- pp.
  • Teams of 4 to 6 people per guide, €35,- pp.

The minimum group size for a Versus Xpedition is 10 people. You can form teams of 4 up to 10 people per team.

For example, you are a group of 18 people and you want to play with 6 people per team, you pay €35,- pp. If you want to play with 9 people per team, you pay €25,- pp. The advantage of playing with smaller teams is that everybody is engaged in the game. Each team will have their private guide and set of materials.

All our routes start from the train station Estacio de Francia. In the corner next to the entrance of the cafeteria, you will find your guide(s). There is a toilet in the station and you can get a bottle of water if necessary.

 

This is the exact address:

Av. del Marquès de l’Argentera, s/n, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

 

We are open all year round and available 7 days a week from 10:30 to 19:30. If you have a group that wants to start later or earlier, please contact us via email or phone.

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As our Xpedition is a treasure hunt, we cannot spoil the exact route but we can tell you that in the Artist route we have some amazing highlights for you to visit. Some of the highlights are big and majestic, others are less well-known and hidden gems. At each location in the game, the guide will hand over the next challenge. Each challenge is designed to trigger your creativity and curiosity.

Arc de Triomph

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This majestic Arc was built as an entrance for the world Expedition held in the park behind it. The Arc is 30 meters high and you can only go up once a year with 48 hours open Barcelona. If you are in Barcelona during this event, it is worth the wait because the views are amazing!

Mercat del Born

Mercat del Born Xventura

This market is a former public market and one of the most important buildings in Barcelona constructed with iron. Inside the market, you find archaeological ruins which were part of the la Ribera district that was demolished in the early eighteenth century. The entrance is free and it is nice and cool inside in summer.

Palau de la Musica

Palau de la Musica

This amazing facade of Palau de la Musica is a real eyecatcher and stands out in the neighbourhood. Built between 1905 and 1908 to promote Catalan music and performance. If you think the outside is pretty, wait until you go inside! The concert hall is a masterpiece of its architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

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