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Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona

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4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is the private collection of Frederic Marès. They are mainly Virgin and Christ. Okay, especially since leaving there a terrazita, very flirty, next to the Cathedral, which is very much at home. Café d´estiu is called. Has prices reasonable and like because is quiet little people it knows, both autocnos as tourists. As for the price, I was a Sunday that was free, although it was a interesting visit. Leave it half because I had to go visit another Museum and they were going to close. If like the religious art, this private collection is very well built and is interesting. If you do not want to see 200 Virgin and Christ, better ignore because it's the only thing there is.
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  • Housed in a section of the former Royal palace this is the personal collection of a sculptor. Unsurprisingly most of the objects are statues. It starts off with some pre-Roman Iberian objects. There a...  read more »
  • ...okay I've not done all of them but this rates very highly. Just as labyrinthine and fascinating as the streets of Barri Gotic outside. The contents of this cabinet if curiosites (which is what the ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • i lost my brand new camera here at the garden. it was a woman who intentionally sat beside me to grab my camera (said the person who saw the incident). there was no cctv and too many crowds made it impossible to find the thief :(
  • The museum is very interesting and the collection is incredible. It is a must see when you are visiting barcelona!
  • The first floor is just Christ or Mary over and over and over... But the collection on the two upper floors is impressive.
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