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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
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Two museums almost too much

This is a fascinating museum for sure. No one could argue that it doesn't have a plethora of items of importance displayed. But the way they are organized may feel a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
Lisa W
Toronto, Canada
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Then my goodness this is the place for you. If not, best avoid! I have never seen so many crucifixes in one place...and I've toured the heck out of Rome. The ground floor is approx 17 rooms where every wall is lined with crucifixes and then there are seated statues of Christ and his family in varying sizes. Asmy friend... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The most amazing collection of Catalan history from across the ages! From metalwork, to sculpture, to clothing...it was all Terrific!!

Thank CassyE1
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

It's hard to meet tourist there, that's for sure - during our 4 hours long exploring, we've met 5 people. Part of the museum where are placed exemples of catalonia's sacral art is interesting to see - looking at the amount of artifacts, and how valuable they were for Spanish people is interesting. In the same building you can find... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a fascinating museum for sure. No one could argue that it doesn't have a plethora of items of importance displayed. But the way they are organized may feel a bit overwhelming. In the audio guide they rightfully claim 2 museums in one but with so much content shared between the two it's hard to muster the energy the... More 

Thank Lisa W
Vancouver, B.C. , Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We spent hours touring the three floors and were amazed at the extent of the collection, including 5th C Coptic altar cloth fragments.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

If you happen to collect something that Frederic Mares hoarded/collected, then I'm sure you will find the most interesting example of ....whatever....in this museum. I don't know how one human has enough time in a single life to acquire all the items in this museum. A room of keys, a room of toy soldiers, a case of women's purses...... As... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

From Roman friezes to a room full of keys this museum is a stern reminder of why we shouldn't hoard! And yet it is quite engrossing the sheer beauty and skill of the craftsmanship on display. For lovers of art and aesthetics this was a library of delights. We were fascinated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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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 

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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.
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