The landscape that inspired Picasso: Pablo Picasso, one of the world's most celebrated painters, spent most of his adult life in France. But it was the Catalonian landscape of his youth that was to shape the the artist's work.
Museu Picasso de Barcelona: Of the many Picasso museums worldwide, only Barcelona's was set up with help from the artist himself.
Las Meninas (after Velazquez), 1957: Barcelona's Museu Picasso has the complete series of Picasso's "Las Meninas" works.
Els 4 Gats: Els 4 Gats, a cafe in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, is renowned for being a popular hangout for Picasso and his artist contemporaries.
Horta de Sant Joan: The picturesque hilltop village of Horta de Sant Joan, surrounded by almond and olive groves, seems a world apart from the buzz of Barcelona's old quarter.
Horta: Hardly any tourists make it to this off-the-beaten-track corner of rural Catalonia, some 150 miles southwest of Barcelona, and yet these landscapes played a massive role in the making of Picasso, the artist.
Els Ports Natural Park: The landscape around Horta appears little changed since Picasso's time. Horta is one of the gateways to the Els Ports Natural Park, where the adventurous can visit the rock refuge in which the artist and his best friend spent a transformative summer in 1898.
Centre Picasso: Horta's Centre Picasso has facsimile reproductions of Picasso's works inspired by the region. Local spots connected to the painter are also marked with plaques.
Muse: Picasso visited Horta in 1898 and again in 1909. On his second stay in the area, he was joined by his lover and muse, Fernande Olivier. Oliver was the model for one of the female figures in "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907).
Gósol: Right at the foot of the Pyrenees, the mountain hamlet of Gósol, with its traditionally built stone houses and dramatic alpine scenery, couldn't be more different from the Mediterranean olive groves of Horta.
Pedraforca: Gósol is a gateway to the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park and the twin-peaked Pedraforca mountain.