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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
93-310-58-00
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Ranked #97 of 350 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A huge collection, well displayed, and curated. A fascinating Museum and larger than expected. You never know what you will find in the next room. His library is full of excellent sculpture. We started on the top floor and worked our way down. Take a break in the courtyard cafe when you get a little overwhelmed. Unfortunately we did not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This museum reminds me of one I went to in Pennsylvania, where it was the collections of collections the original owner had gathered over time and then were put up for display. The main level has mainly religious art and as you go up the items in the collection get smaller and smaller. I loved the room full of fans... More

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Palo Alto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went here after the Cathedral. What a find! The first 3 floors (including the basement) has religious sculptures (lots of crucifixes, saints, etc.). What's different here is that you can get really close to each piece, which I haven't seen in other museums. The third floor was the best; it had a collection of random old stuff (smoking pipes, keys,... More

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North Carolina
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

OK ... he collected everything. Everything. These rooms are crammed with objects that might not stand up individually but WOW ... the sheer volume of the collections are awesome. We easily spent three hours here and would have stayed longer but we just could not absorb any more. Not for everyone perhaps, but if you have even a few little... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This museum does not seem to get busy which is a surprise as it has so many exhibits to see. Mares was a sculptor and a prolific collector of a plethora of things including many religious artefacts. The museum is air conditioned so a great place to secrete yourself when the sun is really intense. There is a fabulous cafe... More

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Safed
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

this is a ghastly museum.. Well, the building is ok, but the collection is dreadful. Room after room stuffed with horrid kitschy objects by the thousand - nasty Victorian paper cutout theatres, horriblly painted and bejewelled fans, grotesquely carved pipes and ugly statues. Sad to see this total lack of taste or discrimination. Give it a miss, there are much... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The museum is located in the Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona, in the Gothic Quarter. Frederic Mares was a sculptor who was born in Portbou in 1893. When he was ten years old, he and his family arrived in Barcelona. He studied at the School of Fine Arts and the School of Arts and Crafts. He studied abroad... More

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Sault Sainte Marie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Frederic Mares Museum is hard to find at first, but if you go down the right streets, it is 5 minutes from the Jaume I Metro station. This website http://www.barcelona.com/barcelona_directory/museums/frederic_mares_museum still says that the museum is free on Wednesday afternoon, but it is free only on Sunday after 3 if you are into the free thing, but this exhibition... More

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Turkey
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The sculpture exhibit spread through the first two floors is truly outstanding. Despite being an almost monetehem exhibit (with wooden and clay depictions of Juses Christ and St. Mary), a lot of pieces are unique and hard to come by anywhere else. A nice thing: very few people chose to visit the sculpture floors, therefore very comfortable to walk through... More

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Wollongong
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Read about this place inLoney Planet. Not easy to find, almost in the cathedral. It is unbelievable that one man could collect so much. The ticket was only 4.50€ and a real bargain as it could be used again another time, which was needed as it is too much for one day. Yeah, it had a lot of relegious paraphernalia,... More

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