We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93-310-58-00
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Visit like an insider
Top Rated
$50*
and up
Barcelona Card with Guidebook

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Ibadanboy
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
78 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
1,298 reviews 1,298 reviews
823 attraction reviews
452 helpful votes 452 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

How many medieval crucifixions could one man collect? Or ladies' fans and gentlemen's pipes? More significantly, how could you come to Barcelona and miss this awesome gem of a museum? Frankly, I only thought to pop in to the Mares because this was a freebie on the BCN museums card. As it turns out, for me it was well and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Delmar, New York
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
177 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we went to Barcelona we visited this terrific museum. It is in the Bari Gothic section and the entrance to the Museum lies in a lovely courtyard - total serenity and peace to just stand or sit there a few minutes. The museum itself is a vast treasure trove of one mans diversified collections of things. It is amazing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Naples, Florida
Top Contributor
422 reviews 422 reviews
223 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 

Been to Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

Neighborhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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.
Explore this neighborhood