Museu Frederic Mares (Frederic Mares Museum), Barcelona

Museu Frederic Mares (Frederic Mares Museum), Barcelona

Renowned for its founder, Frederic Marès (1893-1991), and his extensive collections, this museum offers a captivating journey through time. Since its completion in 1946, the museum has undergone various modifications, yet the original courtyard garden has remained intact, preserving its timeless beauty.

Marès revolutionized the concept of sculpture, breathing new life and meaning into traditional forms. His collection encompasses a wide range of Hispanic sculptures, spanning from the ancient world to 19th-century Catalonia. These exquisite pieces, accompanied by religious polychrome carvings, offer a glimpse into the rich artistic heritage of the region.

In addition to the sculptures, one can feast eyes upon the fascinating "collector's cabinet", a treasure trove of 19th-century artifacts that depict the lifestyles of the era. From old photographs and documents to jewelry, clocks, reliquaries, and an impressive array of everyday objects, the collection offers an interesting insight into the past.

To enhance your experience, consider using the audio guide, allowing for a deeper immersion in this time capsule. With affordable admission fees, the museum provides an ideal setting for a peaceful afternoon of exploration.

Why You Should Visit:
If you have a passion for Baroque, Medieval, Renaissance, or ancient sculpture, this is the place for you. Be sure to take a look at the many stone treasures from ancient Roman times on the lower -1 floor as well.

Tip:
For a delightful escape, discover the secluded tree-filled café during the summer. It may be slightly hidden (follow the steps leading down into the courtyard), but it offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, along with delicious food and drinks. Enjoy sitting amidst medieval buildings, surrounded by the tranquility of nature.

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Sight Name: Museu Frederic Mares (Frederic Mares Museum)
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain (See walking tours in Barcelona)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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