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Summary for Museu Frederic Mares

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"Museu Frederic Mares"

Private collections donated by Frederic Mares - twentieth century Catalan sculptor & renowned collector. Housed in part of the Palau Reial Major.

Address: Plaza de Sant lu 5, Barcelona. 08002

Summary of prices for Museu Frederic Mares

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult Zone 1 T-casual 4.20 Euros 16-29 years, Over 65, 2.40 Euros
Child Free For under 16 Years
Group/Family Ticket: See Website.
Notes: Free Sundays 15h - 20h.
Free day: Free 1st sunday of month all day.

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About Museu Frederic Mares

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The Museum comprises the collection assembled of the sculptor Frederic Mares (1893-1991) which was donted to the city of Barcelona in 1946. Two years later the museum was inurgurated in the former Royal palace of the counts of Barcelona. The museum retains the original courtyard garden.

The museum is split into themed floors and rooms containing scultures, art, collectible items, antique devices such as cameras, childrens toys, playing cards, etc. The collection of this museum is extensive and very well displayed in a beutiful old historic building. Also in the museum are items created by Frederic Mares and his personal library.

I would allow at least two hours to fully explore the museum.

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Visiting Museu Frederic Mares

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Entry is free on the below days:

First Sundays of the month (11 am to 8 pm)

Every Sunday afternoon (3 pm to 8 pm)

Santa Eulalia (12th of February)

Corpus Christi (variable)

International Museum Day (18th of May)

La Merce (24th of September)


Frederic mares Museum opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00h to 19:00h.

Sunday: 11:00h to 20:00h.


When I visited I paid 4.20 euros on a weekday in the morning and the museum was empty. An absolute bargin to have such an vast treasure trove of a museum to myself!

Getting To Museu Frederic Mares

Nearest TMB Metro is Juame I on the yellow (L4) line.

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Street Map Gothic Quarter PDF: Street Map Gothic Quarter
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Metro Map Jaume I PDF: Metro Map Jaume I
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Brochure Frederic Mares Museum PDF: Brochure Frederic Mares Museum
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Floor Plan Frederic Mares Museum PDF: Floor Plan Frederic Mares Museum
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