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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

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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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Wacky and Great Fun

I'd read about this museum and was intrigued by the description. Next time I visit I'll start on the top floor and skip all of the religious art, although an excellent collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I'm writing as a local Barcelona citizen. If you're a tourist in town and love romanesque or gothic sculpture, then you'll love this quirky museum; the sculpture collection is a good complement to that in Museu Nacional de Catalunya. Otherwise, don't visit it. Marés was a collector with a passion for anything and everything - if you're keen on the... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The medieval and Renaissance sculptures are of high quality, but the top floors show that Mr. Marės was actually a bit of a hoarder. There are display cases full of everything that you can think of: smoking pipes, hat pins, fans, keys, scissors, reading glasses, walking sticks... you name it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I'd read about this museum and was intrigued by the description. Next time I visit I'll start on the top floor and skip all of the religious art, although an excellent collection it seems to go on forever, Madonna and child after Madonna and child. The top floor is a rare treat if you like collections of children's toys from... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The most amazing collections of things collected - a 'must see' especially on Sunday afternoon when entrance is free

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had an amazing experience at this museum. Tho it was a bit unnerving to have museum staff shadow me throughout, I can understand why. I spent four days here (two to three hours each day) because I had never been so close to so much amazing sculpture! This is such a special place and I think mainly underrated. This... More 

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Kalgoorlie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A quiet place in busy Barcelona for a coffee or a late afternoon carva ( sparkling vino). Service was prompt and the atmosphere relaxing.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Spent an afternoon here, there is so much to see here, to much of the religious relics,but once you get pass this it is very good. Its a overload of stuff, very interesting. Don't put down anything on any exhibits they watch you all the time and will be on to you in a flash.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came here with low expectations of this museum, both because it is not widely known and because of the cheap ticket (2,4 euro for a reduced one) and came to a surprise! Frederic Mares, as we came to know, was a mad collector, meaning that you can find every single thing in his museum, from stamps to keys and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I didn't know what was in this museum, we just decided to go in. I also don't really like religious art, especially hundreds of depictions of Jesus on the cross. If you are like me, don't waste your time on this floor! There are sooo many other pieces in this collection. When we made it the the upper floors, we... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Start at the top by elevator, then be dazzled by incredible collections of everything imaginable, from knight's armor to intricately carved pipes to girl's samplers...vintage everything, collected by a fine sculptor. His library holds those carvings, then bottom floor his collection of Christian relics. And special shows are included, very affordable and senior rates.

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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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