Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), Barcelona

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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) is home to a collection of sculptures and items donated by avid collector Frederic Marès. Admire Hispanic sculptures ranging from ancient times to the 19th century. You can also see Marès’ own creations in his study. Pore over tens of thousands of lifestyle items from times past on the second and third floors. Uncover pipes, toys, timepieces, and fans, and witness the extent of Marès’ passion for collecting. Be sure to check out the temporary art exhibit. To visit Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) on your holiday in Barcelona, and find out what else Barcelona has to offer, use our Barcelona.
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  • The religious art collection is beautiful, extensive and presented thoughtfully. But there is so much more to see in the museum. I was blown away by the various collections in the upper floors.  more »
  • Located in a lane way near the Cathedral de Catalunya this museum is worth a look. Has a large number of items on display across multiple floors. I suggest getting the audioguide for the additional....  more »
  • It was a cool windy day and we came across this museum. We had never heard of this man but that did not deter us. The museum was a collection of many things. Frederic Mares himself was a famous...  more »
  • Interesting museum with a large collection of religious statues and artwork. Upstairs is his personal collection which was astounding. Millions of items from keys to menus, mini figurines, cigars, hand fans, clocks, etc. If you go on Sundays after 15:00 admission is free.
  • Amazing collection of beautiful objects including religious sculptures, fans, pottery, metalwork and textiles. The cool, quiet interior of the museum was a welcome and peaceful break from the busy streets outside. There are such a variety of items on display and the old display cabinets themselves are lovely, I found myself intrigued by items I didn't even think I would be interested in. I just wish there had been a bit more interpretation in the upper floors so I knew what some of the more obscure things were or when pieces dated from.
  • This place is a very interesting museum. The bottom two floors contains only statues, with a majority of Jesus Christ on the crucifix. The top two floors, known as the "Collector's Closet", had a lot of weird and interesting stuff. I feel it was a worth visiting the museum for the artistic value of the statues and the eclectic collection of random things; there is something for everyone.
  • Incredible museum, a hidden gem located amongst the bustle that surrounds the Cathedral and square. The collection is incredible that goes on and on and on - it's quite astounding.
  • Very interesting, you could spend a long time here!

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