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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  • Brilliant place, in the centre of the gothic quarter, next to the cathedral. A collection of collections! Hardly anybody there, fascinating place!  more »
  • Located on the left side of the cathedral, this beautiful museum holds a collection of sculptures, ceramics, playing cards, door knockers, . . . and many other interesting artifacts, spanning...  more »
  • Amazing collection - a serious collection of religious artefacts from the area and then an explosion of his private collection [ loved the fans] and then pieces of his work. We visited on a Sunday...  more »
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  • 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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