Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona

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    Mares Museum

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 27, 2014

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    Frederic Mares (1893-1991) was Spanish sculptor and most distinguished Catalan collector of the XX century. He donated his collections to the city of Barcelona in 1944. Two years later this museum was placed in the part of medieval Royal Palace of Kings of Aragon and Counts of Barcelona situated in the heart of Gothic Quarter. Unfortunately not many tourists know about that fabulous museum although it situated in front of the northern wall of local cathedral. Its medieval courtyard is still intact and local pigeons take shower in local fountain.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Ground floor

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 27, 2014

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    Ground floor of the Frederic Mares museum is a home of biggest collection of this museum. This is collection of West European mostly Aragonese and Catalan sculptures and statues. Frederic Mares (1893-1991) himself famous Spanish sculptor collected statues and sculptures mad by other sculptor of old times. He used to say “I make sculptures to buy sculptures”. We should be grateful to him because he collected, preserved and made accessible for wide public such fabulous collection.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Upper Yard

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 24, 2014

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    When you walk from ground to upper floors you should pass through the yard with the tombstones of Spanish nobility of XVI century, Gothic doorways, well and bas-relieves.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Military Saints

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 24, 2014

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    Museum of Frederic Mares possesses excellent collection of Gothic and Baroque sculptures mostly of Saint George and Saint Michael made in XV century. There are also effigies from the sepulchers of Spanish aristocracy of the end of XVI century. Looking at those statues you can research the evolutions of West European full plate armor of the period from XV through XVI centuries.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Architecture

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    Museum of Frederic Mares possesses excellent collection of medieval Romanesque and Gothic architectural forms such as doorways, capitals of columns, bas-relieves and tombs with splendid effigies. This exhibition is situated at the minus one level of the museum. I was especially impressed with the sepulcher of Juan de Vargas who is shown as the Gentleman of War of second part of XV century in excellent full plate armor and with Gothic sword with typical Iberian hilt. Sepulcher of Don Pedro Suarez and Lapida died in 1385 is also very beautiful. Such things provide us a lot of information on fashion, arms and armor of those old times.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Medieval Painting

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    Ressurection by Tomas Giner
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    Museum of Frederic Mares possesses excellent collection of medieval gothic painting, mostly of XV century. There are paintings of famous Catalan painters such as Jaume Huguet (1414-1492), Tomas Giner (active in 1458-1480) and Gonsal Peris (active in 1410-1430). You will be able excellent gothic altarpiece of XV century dedicated to Santa Clara and many other masterpieces of Aragonese and Catalan medieval art.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Armory.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    Collector’s interests of Frederic Mares (1893-1991) were so wide that he also left as small armory in his museums. Arms and armors in that collection are mostly made in XVI-XVII century. The only one artifact a helmet known as Grand Bassinet dated from the first quarter of XV century. Although I believe this helmet is fake and was made in beginning of XX century. Before 2010 all these arms and armors were displayed in military museum of Fortress Montjuic.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Collector’s Cabinet.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    Exhibition known as the Collector’s cabinet is the hall with the works of Frederic Mares (1893-1991) the collector and well known Catalan sculptor who created this museum. It situated at the upper floor. You can take a sit here and enjoy many beautiful statues and bas-reliefs made by Mares. Visiting this place you can imagine how he works here in his workshop and library. I especially liked his bas-relief with the Emperor of Holy Roman Empire Maximilian I.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Second Floor.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    At the second floor of Frederic Mares Museum you will be able to observe excellent collection of early bicycles, toy soldiers, dolls, smoking pipes, photo cameras, fans and many other collectible items. Frederic Mares was indefatigable collector and left as really great collection of different things from previous epochs.
    At the second floor of Frederic Mares Museum you will be able to observe excellent collection of porcelain, ceramics and tableware including famous Aragonese plates made in XV century. In fact this is one of the best European collections of tableware and it worth to visit and see.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Mares Museum/Tableware and ceramics

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

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    At the second floor of Frederic Mares Museum you will be able to observe excellent collection of porcelain, ceramics and tableware including famous Aragonese plates made in XV century. In fact this is one of the best European collections of tableware and it worth to visit and see.
    Visitors are allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod.
    Hours
    From Tuesday to Sunday
    10:00-19:00
    Sunday and Holidays
    11:00-20:00
    Closed on Mondays, except Holidays.
    Admission 4.20 Euros.

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    Fredric Mares Museum

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 5, 2011

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    This is a very nice museum to visit and the tour may take about 1 1/2 hours. It has an eclectic maze of displays. They include sculptures from Roman era, religious artifacts, keys, a china assortment, pipes of old, and feather collection. Overall it is a nice museum and has a little bit for all. Fredric Mares was a sculpture and donated a lot of the works and his personal collections. The museum opened in 1946 with Fredric Mares continuing to donate items afterword until he died 1991.
    Open times is Tuesday-Sunday and 10-6PM. Entry fee is about 6 Euro.

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    Museu Frederic Marès

    by seamandrew Written Mar 3, 2004

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    Entrance to Museu Frederic Mar��s

    From the tiny Sant Iu Square one is lead into the lovely courtyard of the Museu Frederic Marès which houses the private sculpture collection of Marès. Donated by the artist himself in 1946, it includes one of the most important displays of Spanish sculpture including medieval pieces in the new opened crypt. The upper floor houses the Museu Sentimental which gives insight into the daily life in Barcelona during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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    A beautiful courtyard (+ Mares Museum!)

    by yelyah99 Written Jul 29, 2003

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    perfectly pretty

    OK we didn't actually go into the Museum Frederic Mares. We wanted to be cultural but didn't feel like stumping up the entrance fee. So instead we sat in the courtyard - which was free, peaceful and a perfect little oasis in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. It was a mid-afternoon respite from all the walking. My friend fell asleep on the bench while I took pictures of the orange trees.
    Also, the museum's cafe in this courtyard is supposed to be very good if you fancy refuelling during your rest stop (Cafe d'Estiu).

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    Museu Frederic Marès

    by Dyesebel Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    Has a beautiful courtyard.This museum is the collection of unusually art and miscellany such as carved ox,yokes,old sewing machine,toys and even Marès suitcase with travel stickers.

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