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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
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US$ 48.38*
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Massive amounts of Religious sculpture with other interesting bits

Like many Barcelona museums this one is free on the First Sunday of the month and on Sundays after 3pm. The museum is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, the gardens and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Modesto, California
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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many Barcelona museums this one is free on the First Sunday of the month and on Sundays after 3pm. The museum is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, the gardens and buildings are beautiful and you should always look out windows. There is a small room of Roman sculpture, then many, many rooms of religious sculpture. Make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this musuem, the are interesting collection of everything from furniture to small objects like fans and toys and it is more like a mansion rather than a museum, really intriguing. Central location at the Gothic Quarter near Cathedral and you can spend a day there if you look at each of them carefully. Highly recommended for those who love... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No doubt one of the greatest museums I have seen. The lack of sterile, typical museum atmosphere is what makes this place so special. You almost feel that you are in a grandma's attic. And it has a beautiful yard in front, great way to escape Barcelona's tourist crowd.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Mares Museum, located next to the Cathedral and part of the Royal Palace complex, includes three distinct collections. The basement and first two floors feature mostly religious sculpture from the 5th century B.C.E. through the 19th century. The “Collector’s Cabinet” on the second (and a small part of the third) floor is densely packed with tens of thousands of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This wonderful museum has it all-religious statuary-a knight's tomb, Roman relics Frederic Mares' personal sculptures, fans, walking sticks, postcards, sewing machines etc. What a fabulous eclectic mix spread over 3 floors of this former Royal palace. It is easy to find-take the small alley/street at the left of the cathedral and it is right there alongside the cathedral, For a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't take an audio guide and there were no other english explanations.. Except of that its a big museum with tons of stuff and you can easily spend there like hour and a half

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Udine, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

In the shadow of the Cathedral, in a medieval building, there is an astonishing collection of statues, full pieces of churches, marble columns from ancient ages till 20th century.. and every possibile collection of objects.. more than a museum.. an experience to try!

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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 are a number of good quality Roman stone sculptures and smaller bronze objects. The bulk of the collection are Romanesque and Gothic sculptures with some architectural elements.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

...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 top two floors comprise) are like the imaginings of Borges or Eco. Automata and model theatres, playing cards, reliquary boxes, ladies fans, 18th century collages... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This little gem of a museum can easily get lost in the plethora of other "major" places to visit in Barcelona, but it is worth some time - if only to view the Roman sculptures and the small collection of paintings. Yes, the main theme is religious and it can seem a bit overwhelming, but the one euro cost of... More 

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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