Picasso Sculpture

Kristinehamn, Sweden

One of Pablo Picasso’s largest sculptures stands atop a rocky cape overlooking Vålösund just outside the town of Kristinehamn. The 15 metre tall concrete sculpture is part of the artist’s Les dames de Mougins series of paintings and sculptures themed on his wife Jacueline. The sculpture can be reached by a boat trip from Kristinehamn.



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Founded: 1965
Category: Statues in Sweden
Historical period: Modern and Nonaligned State (Sweden)


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Andris Taurītis (9 months ago)
Nice and quiet place with a beautiful view
khanh diep (13 months ago)
Very beautiful place, with a nice view on the lake. The walk “Jacqueline” is also worth to do.
Manh Nguyen (2 years ago)
Beautiful place in Sweden. Picasso mix with Swedish nature cant get better than that.
Johan Saxe (2 years ago)
Nice surroundings and view of statue and lake Vänern. Icecream café at the statue and comfortable streets for walking around.
Lasse Reviews (2 years ago)
Biggest Picasso Statue in the world. Why is it located in Kristinehamn? You will find the answers on the walking path to the left of the statue. Several boards provide information about the story/idea/creation of the statue.
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