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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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Nice museum

The Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) is a nice place to visit. Located in the Barri Gotic in a beautiful building with some deliciously interesting open spaces, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Cortez, Colorado
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a little gem. Won't be everybody's cup of tea but a remarkable, eclectic collection of carved wooden religious statuary downstairs and the two floors upstairs that are like Tut's tomb. Hard to describe but well worth a visit if you like something a bit offbeat. Lovely courtyard outside with very nice little restaurant to end the visit.

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Billinge, Lancashire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Odd yet fascinating, we basically tripped into the museum and passed an hour or so really to cool down from the sun, and re-climatise. Full of some remarkable statue,s . We did not see everythng but if you want somewhere to cool down or get out of a down poor, this is it.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Frederic Mares collected many things and much of it (all?) is on display in this museum. Many, many religious statues of Jesus on a cross, wall and walls arrayed with the figure and almost all had the head to the left. Lots of religious statues in many halls, must have cleaned out many old churches. And there were also collections... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) is a nice place to visit. Located in the Barri Gotic in a beautiful building with some deliciously interesting open spaces, it is wort visiting as you wander around discovering Barcelona and the Gothic Quarter.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The museum is full of non-interesting halls, but amongst the never-ending parade of odd - and to be fair, not that interesting - objects, lay some gems that make it worth the visit. I recommend the "Sala femenina" in the Collection part of the museum that displays hundreds of 19th century hand-made fans ("abanicos") one lovelier than other, as well... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We visited this museum after hearing wonderful things and what's more, it was free the day we chose to go. I believe there was a reason it was free to visit. The first and second floors simply contain room after room of crucifixes, horrible statues and morbid paintings. Moreover we seemed to have a personal escort nearby at all times... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were lured by the beautiful courtyard of the museum building only to find that the admission to the museum was free in celebration of the patron of Barcelona. On a whim and not knowing much about the history of the museum we went in only to be surprised by the collection and wonder at the sheer personality of Frederic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum is a collection of a collectors collections. That's all it is. Some of the collections are fantastic and some of them are just weird, but en mass they make a fascinating display. Some of it is beautiful and some of it is truly creepy (three rooms of wooden Christ on the Cruxifixes hanging on the walls, anyone?). It's... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I think they are doing a special at the moment with the same ticket enabling a second visit within 6 months. We were rather saturated by the amount of exhibits by the end of the first hour. Well consider going if you are into sculptures. There is a great fan and toy collection too.

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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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