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Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares)

Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 58 00
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Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic, Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
+34 933 10 58 00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delight this museum is! Tucked away beside the old cathedral, it's very easy to miss. As you enter, it's a bit 'museum-y' with a series of Roman artefacts followed by medaeival stuff as you venture ever upward. Your real treat however is yet...More

Thank andytal2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must-see if you are interested in medieval art - it is located in an old Royal Palace, next to the cathedral. There are beautiful sculptures and also a collector's cabinet.

Thank MCC38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled on this museum, and probably would not have dropped in but for the late afternoon with a couple of hours to kill before wine and tapas -- and that it was free with the Barcelona pass (normally 12 euros apiece). What a find!...More

Thank ErinFads
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located to the left of the front of Barcelona Cathedral this is a stunning museum. Mares was a sculptor and collector, a magpie like Soanes in London. The top two floors contain his collections of toys, dolls, cameras, fans, tiaras, guns, swords, etc, etc. Fascinating...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you buy a Barcelona Card entry to this is free. We bought one on arrival in the city and used it extensively for travel & attraction entry. The museum is right next to Barcelona Cathedral (which is NOT the Sagrada Familia!) in the Gothic...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant! It's such a shame that there were hardly any visitors in this museum when we went there on one of the busiest days of the year. Frédéric Mares is an embodiment of an obsessive collector who had been collecting absolutely everything. We totally enjoyed...More

Thank chush
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The first two floors are packed with religious sculpture. Check out the ones the audio guide describes. There are literally hundreds of pieces of sculpture, many of the same subject. Most of the others you can take a glance at and move on. For me...More

Thank jennypalazio
Reviewed 19 March 2017

After seeing nearly 20 countries, and visiting museums in all those countries, this is probably the most terrible museum I have ever, ever been to. We went on the day it was free, and I feel bad that I will never be able to get...More

Thank Mina T
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had never seen so many things in so many cases anywhere before. This man was an avid collector of many things, but definitely had a thing for religion too. We spent many hours there peering into glass cases. There is a fascinating collection of...More

Thank Clunmaen
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A totally bonkers (in a good way) collection of religious carvings, sculptures, fob watches, religious symbols, paintings, lace fans, cigarette cases & cards, snuff boxes, church masonry, furniture, toys, keys, ironmongery, weapons, armour......... A fantastic museum chock full of stuff housed in many rooms. To...More

Thank Jim W
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood 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
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Rachel N
How much are the tickets on a Saturday?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Gerard_S77 | Reviewed this property |
€4.20 for adults. It doesn't vary on Saturday. If you have a Barcelona card it gives you entry with no additional cost.