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Frederic Marès Museum Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

The impressive collection of the sculptor Frederic Marès is shared between the Frederic Marès museum in Montblanc, the Marès de la Punta museum at Arenys de Mar, the Montjuïc military museum and this museum, set up in 1948 in a section of the Palau Reial Major which has been occupied since the early 18C by the Clarrises The collection is displayed in two sections. The sculpture section, which is located in the palace crypt, has chronologically ordered exhibits, from the Iberian epoch to the au 19C. The pieces are organsied according to schools demonstrated the variety of Spanish art. Note the large collection of crucifixes and crosses in many different colours of wood (12-14C), an Entombment from the 16C, in which six people are laid to rest, and the Vocation of Saint Peter, in marble from the 12C by master Cabestany. Admire the fantastic expression of the on the faces, their oval eyes bulging from their sockets. Making up the second section of the Frederic Marès Museum, the Nostalgia Museum, unites more than 50 collections of everyday objects. Do not miss the game room, the smoking room and the female hall. (glasses, toiletries, fans and parasols). This is quite simply, an unbelievable array of collections that may lead us to question exactly what this «mad» collector has not collected.

Useful Information

  • Address : plaça de Sant Iu 5 E - 08002 Barcelona08002Barcelona
  • Phone : 932563500
  • E-mail : museumares@bcn.cat
  • Website :
  • Prices : 4.20 € (-29 years old 2.40 €)

Opening hours :

  • 10am-7pm, Sun and Bank Hols, 11am-8pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 1 May, 24 Jun and 25 Dec

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