Museu Frederic Marès, Barcelona

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  • Entry off Commines St
    Entry off Commines St
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  • Roman ruins in the basement
    Roman ruins in the basement
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  • Ornate sculptors
    Ornate sculptors
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    Mares Museum/Armory.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 23, 2014

    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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    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

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    Fredric Mares Museum

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 5, 2011

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    Roman ruins in the basement
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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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