Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona

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Museu Frederic Marès 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 Museu Frederic Marès on your holiday in Barcelona, and find out what else Barcelona has to offer, use our Barcelona trip itinerary builder app .
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  • August 16, 2017
    A museum full of objects of all kinds. Interesting sculptural part (Mares was a sculptor), but surprising collections of objects among the most varied you could imagine. The collection of boxes, figurines and trade dress is unique. A joy to watch the collection of fans. To see the collection "entertainment": dolls, toys, playing cards (there are also some boards of the snakes and ladders game, Jo and Asalto): a treat for fans. One of the most impressive museums in Barcelona. Recommended.
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  • August 1, 2017
    To pochisdima away from the Cathedral, in a nice building, lies this little gem, full of objects, works of art and testimonies of the first 900. A cultural route through things, matter, in which we rediscover and taste the meaning and history of the last century and beyond, through the collections, almost maniacal, of an individual who was supposed to be by nature very attentive to detail. Is a journey within a journey. Highly recommended
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  • July 27, 2017
    Top floor is truly amazing! Toys and theater. Second floor is interesting collection of cards -- tarot cards and playing cards - and objects from the every day. The sculptures on the bottom two floors...  more »
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  • This magnificent gem is under appreciated! It has an outstanding collection comprised of an obsessive collector's years of amassing extraordinary pieces from tin toys to pipes to memento memoria to ceramics to sculptures to religious memorabilia and the list goes on! Very diverse, immaculately presented, an oasis of calm in the midst of this gorgeous tourist Mecca! Inexpensive. Don't miss the crypt!
  • Great! Really calm and interesting things to see. The cosy room on the 2nd floor is wonderful as well as the library roof top.
  • Absolutely insane collection! If you're visiting Barcelona, and have time for a single museum, this is the one! Staff is very informative. The tickets are valid for multiple entries + the museum is completely empty! And the garden/atrium is a bonus. Easily my favorite place in the city!
  • Beautiful museum. I was here for an event on poetry and this place was the perfect venue for it.
  • A very nice and interesting museum in which you can see a very beautiful collection of nearly everything.

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