The Picasso Centre in Horta intends to be a permanent homage to Picasso and tries to gather as faithful as possible a reproduction of all the works that the artist created in Horta which immortalized this town. The visitor and the scholar will find, this, a reliable testimony of the deep bonds which tie the great artist to this land, bonds which he himself synthesized in the famous sentence:
I LEARNT EVERYTHING I KNOW IN HORTA
I learnt everything I know in Horta de Ebro
It was there where it all began... There I realized how far I could go.
Picasso to Pierre Daix
This region is admirable. I like it very much and the route I took to come here is very similar to the Overland Route in Far West.
Picasso, in a letter to Leo Stein. Written in Horta de Ebro in 1909
My purest emotions have been experienced in a great Spanish forest (the Ports of Horta) where, at sixteen, I had retired to paint.
Picasso, Horta de Ebro, 1898