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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only visited after seeing this on a TV programme. My partner and I had Barcelona Cards so got in for free. Notably, we visited this museum in the afternoon after visiting the Picasso museum in the morning and both thought this museum was far better...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rob T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quiet and attractively laid out museum must be visited for its huge and beautiful collection of Spanish sculptures from the 12th to 19th Centuries as well as a few interesting paintings and altar- pieces. Also, for its unbelievably large collection of thousands of "everyday"...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

This is one of those small, somewhat obscure museums that don't get the attention of most tourists and it's particularly understandable in Barcelona, with so many marquee sites and the fact that most people only stay a few days. This is our second trip and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank JJJC_Family
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I was walking around Barcelona by myself and discovered that a lot of museums are free on the first Sunday of the month, yay me! I went to three. The last museum was this one, and well it was so quirky and unique, I instantly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melindaescobar
Reviewed 2 December 2018

The collection of Frederic Mares is mind boggling. He must have been one of those collectors that have the magpie instinct, collecting everything from keys and cards to religious masterpieces. So the first floor exhibits early Christian art, from the 12th and 13th century, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Procaccia
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This would have been an enjoyable experience if not for the staff members following myself and my friends extremely closely. Practically breathing down our necks. Very rude when asking questions about the museum pieces too. Don't bother.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful well appointed new building housing the lifetime collections of Frederic Marès. Wall cabinets and showcases of both the great and mundane beautifully displayed. Impossible to take all of it in during one visit and you can return again on the same tickets. Fabulous collection...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We happened to stumble upon this museum and were pleasantly surprised it was free on Sunday afternoon. LOTS to see. Mostly religious but still intrigued to see how one man could amass so many items.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luluPerth_Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2018

An extraordinary array of Hispanic sculpture by Frederic Mares, an obsessive collector. FM obviously believed you can never have too many wooden sculptures of the crucifixion so he bought up hundreds of them. Many of the other sculptures are religious too. I liked the stone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Chantman
Reviewed 26 August 2018

A great place to visit if you enjoy Hispanic sculpture. The museum wasn't crowed when I went and you can get very close to all the pieces. The museum is small enough that you can spend a few hours there and see most of the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rachel N
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€4.20 for adults. It doesn't vary on Saturday. If you have a Barcelona card it gives you entry with no additional cost.