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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93-310-58-00
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It Depends On What You Like

I have visited hundreds of museums around the world. I have mixed emotions about this one. It really depends on what you like. If you are into Baroque, Medieval, Renaissance or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Jorden N
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like fans,dolls,cards,old collections of almost anything you can think of this is the place for you.A historical wealth of what people haved loved over centuries all under one roof on three floors.Some areas dimly lit to protect the items.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Barcelona maybe 6 times and seen all the big tourist things and this is by far my favourite thing to do there. Beautiful building bang in the centre of Gothic quarter with a delightful serene courtyard outside to sit in dappled sun under orange trees. Think its about €6 or 8 entry but pretty sure you can... More 

Thank blobrod
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The amount of different artifacts collected by this one man was simply astounding! I really enjoyed touring this museum and for Barcelona, the cost was relatively cheap. Only 4.5 euro's and takes about 2 hours to go through. His mix of historical artifacts will astound you. I was so impressed with this collection that l purchased his book which cost... More 

Thank Jenny155019
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Mares started collecting medieval artifacts from Spanish churches to save them from illegal art collectors. This was a fascinating place and I only wish I had more time to look at everything. I loved the iconic church sculptures from 10 - 16 century and earlier. They are stunning. The Roman sculptures, again, are amazing. He collected a lot of stuff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This museum will unwind your imagination and fantasies. Medival collections are presented by original way. Different from other standard boring museums.

Thank 준익 손
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I have visited hundreds of museums around the world. I have mixed emotions about this one. It really depends on what you like. If you are into Baroque, Medieval, Renaissance or ancient sculpture, this is he place for you. I have never seen so many crucifix sculptures anywhere. I found the bottom -1 floor especially interesting. Many stone treasures from... More 

Thank Jorden N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

As you go through the museum, you'll find yourself wondering about the collector as much as about the items in the collection. Mares didn't believe in half-hearted collecting, getting one representative object for the collection, or in having just one or two specialties.This museum holds not just one of the biggest collections in the world of polychrome wooden religious sculptures... More 

Thank amfeeney
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A museum filled with an array of different objects, located a 5 min walk from Jaume I metro station. The ground floor is mainly religious (christian) sculptures, and in particular crucifixes dating from the 13th / 14th century. The basement has stonework, including a huge doorway on display, and the upper floors house various collections of stamps, cigarette cards, old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I have bn to hundreds of museums around the world....and there was something about this one that was very special. Special in part, because the was so surprising. Mr Marès was a sculptor in the 20th century. He said that he was a sculptor so he could earn money and buy other sculptures. Well, not only did his vast collection... More 

Thank trvel4fun
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Very, very interesting museums that tracks humanity's fascination with knick-nacks and trinkets. Nice collection of religious objects and few interesting antiques. The real fun part is the collectors room at the top of the museum, tho entire museum is giving away awesome photo opportunities at every step. Frederic was quite a hoarder in his time. I enjoyed it a lot.... More 

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With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood 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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