The Museum Frederic Mares, Barcelona

The Museum Frederic Mares, Barcelona

  • Country: Spain
  • City: Barcelona
  • Address: plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6

In the heart of the oldest quarter of Barcelona, in the building of the Royal Palace, is a Museum of sculpture. The basis of his exposition is the collection of the famous sculptor of the Mares donated to the city after the war. During his long life the master has gathered a unique collection of sculptures, which is divided into two parts.


On the ground floor is the sculpture with another Iberian, the pre-Christian period before the end of the 14th century. Among the masterpieces: the sculpted portraits of emperors, sarcophagi and crucifixion early middle ages.

Second floor the exhibition continues, presenting sculpture from the 15th to the 19th century. The sculpture of St. Roch, St. Anthony, the work of Mares – lying Christ – the best exhibits.


The third floor of the Museum, the so-called “Cabinet of collector”, represents a separate exposition of household items, knickknacks, toys, tobacco pipes, snuff boxes etc. This part of the institution is called the “sentimental Museum.” 17 rooms collected several thousand fine details, keep the spirit and warmth of the 19th century.


Here is the fourth part of the Museum – workshop of Mares and his library.

The Museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions, drawing on the contributions of the most famous sculptors and artists.


In the courtyard of the institution hosts various events and cultural events of the municipality of Barcelona.

A rich library of the Museum, which houses about seven thousand books on the history of sculpture, attracting students of art faculties.

Except Mondays and a few holidays, the Museum is open from 10 to 19 hours. Admission is € 4.20. The Internet often pass sales of discount tickets. Saving happens when you visit the Museum in groups. Concessions are children under 16 and pensioners. If you have used the services of the tourist bus of Barcelona also discount. For the use of the audio guide you will have to pay one Euro. The Museum is quite large. If you have decided to get acquainted with the exposition for a few days – alert in the checkout, will receive access to the collections of an institution for 72 hours for the same price.