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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. Our Barcelona trip itinerary planner makes visiting Museu Frederic Marès and other Barcelona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The first two floors are packed with religious sculpture. Check out the ones the audio guide describes. There are literally hundreds of pieces of sculpture, many of the same subject. Most of the other...  more »
  • Great collection with various sections: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and collections of fans, ceramics, photos, prints. I'd rather not it adoption increases, but advise it to lovers of art
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  • I went on Sunday afternoon that is free. It is very entertaining because there are many ancient figures and paintings that show. Above all figures; some carved in wood or marble, which sometimes are found in churches.
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  • This is now my favourite museum! Full of wonderful and interesting items I spent hours going through the place. And I can use my ticket again for free in the next 6 months! Makes me want to go back and see it all over again. Everything is so beautifully laid out and the sculptures are really given the right sense of space that they each deserve. The only thing I found negative was the fact that the staff working the different floors seemed to follow me around (as a woman on my own I found this particularly unsettling) and I was told about 5/6 times to not use flash on my camera, even though I hadn't once. The staff at the entrance were lovely, just the staff in the galleries that were a bit intimidating.
  • Very interesting. Collection is quite enormous! You have to visit the bottom level and see the artifacts there. Price is great! Well-worth your visit!
  • Full of sculptures of different eras. Can be a bit repetitive at the end for a non-initiated. Free from 15pm every sunday!
  • One man's collection of vernacular and decorative art. It's housed in a late medieval building, easy to find (the cathedral is next door) and seldom crowded. When you are done, you could try some wine in the courtyard café before continuing down Carrer dels Comtes as it turns into Carrer de la Frenaria, Carrer de la Dagueria, Carrer Lledó, Baixada de Viladecols. When you can go no further because you have come to a T-junction, turn left and continue (across the broad Via Laietana) until you come to the Santa Maria del Mar basilica, the city's loveliest church.
  • If you like sculpture then this will be great for you. If you don't then don't bother. Nicely laid out museum but it has nothing but sculptures.