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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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An eclectic experience

This little gem of a museum can easily get lost in the plethora of other "major" places to visit in Barcelona, but it is worth some time - if only to view the Roman sculptures and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ellen D
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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

...okay I've not done all of them but this rates very highly. Just as labyrinthine and fascinating as the streets of Barri Gotic outside. The contents of this cabinet if curiosites (which is what the top two floors comprise) are like the imaginings of Borges or Eco. Automata and model theatres, playing cards, reliquary boxes, ladies fans, 18th century collages... More 

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Denver, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem of a museum can easily get lost in the plethora of other "major" places to visit in Barcelona, but it is worth some time - if only to view the Roman sculptures and the small collection of paintings. Yes, the main theme is religious and it can seem a bit overwhelming, but the one euro cost of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I didn't have a problem with the religious statuary in Milan, for some reason the statues in this museum terrified me a little bit. Maybe it was the closeness of the museums, maybe with was the number of Jesus(es) on a crucifix, maybe it was that the paint had chipped out of most of their eyes and they looked... More 

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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!!

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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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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 

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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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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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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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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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