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Museu Frederic Mares, Barcelona

Museu Frederic Mares, Barcelona (must see)

As the name suggests, this museum is dedicated to showcasing the collections of its founder, Frederic Marès (1893-1991), whose donations helped reach the project's completion in 1946. Many modifications to have taken place since, but the original courtyard garden has been preserved in its original form.

Marès gave a whole new meaning and form to the conventional concept of sculpture. As a collector, he also gathered a priceless variety of Hispanic sculptures throughout his life, ranging from the Ancient world to 19th-century Catalonia, which can be seen along with the religious polychrome carvings widely present on many of the beautifully displayed pieces.

Here, too, visitors can see the "collector’s cabinet" where one can feast eyes upon the countless magnificent pieces of art and artifacts that depict the lifestyles of the 19th century. Among these objects, one can find interesting items such as old photographs and documents, jewelry, clocks, reliquaries, and an astonishing number of other everyday things.

The audio guide is highly recommended to further immerse yourself in this time capsule. A very affordable way to spend a quiet afternoon!

Why You Should Visit:
If you are into 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 bottom -1 floor as well.

Tip:
There is a wonderful secluded little tree-filled café in the summer; almost hidden away (keep going until you see steps going down into a courtyard), but friendly and with delightful food and drink. Sit at a table and be surrounded by medieval buildings!

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 10am–7pm; Sundays and Holidays: 11am-8pm
Entry into museum halls up to 30 mins before closing time

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Sight Name: Museu Frederic Mares
Sight Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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