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Museu Frederic Marès (Frederic Marès Museum)

  • Pl. Sant Iu 5 Map It
  • Barri Gòtic

Published 08/20/2018

Fodor's Review

Here, in a building off the left side (north) of the cathedral, you can browse for hours among the miscellany assembled by the early-20th-century sculptor-collector Frederic Marès. Highlights of his charmingly disparate collection of paintings and polychrome wood carvings include Juan de Juni's 1537 masterful Pietà and the Master of Cabestany's late-12th-century Apparition of Christ to His Disciples at Sea. The second and third floors house a sensory overload of historical objets, mainly from 19th-century everyday life: fans, pipes and walking sticks, clocks, toys, daguerreotypes and posters, 13th- to 19th-century wrought iron, and more. The courtyard of this former Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona is lovely—the café-terrace in back is a perfect place for a break.

Sight Information


Pl. Sant Iu 5, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €5 (free 1st Sun. of the month 11–8 and other Sun. 3–8 pm)
  • Closed Mon.

Published 08/20/2018


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