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Museu Frederic Marès

Museu Frederic Marès

The Museu Frederic Marès is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, in part of the former royal palace which was once home to the Counts of Barcelona. The museum includes an extensive and valuable collection of art works and objects which Frederic Marès collected throughout his life.

The Museu Frederic Marès is divided into two large sections: the Sculpture Collection and the Collector's Cabinet.

The sculpture collection features works of art from around Spain spanning the pre-Roman period to the 19th century, and includes important exhibits from the Middle Ages and polychrome religious carvings: Romanesque capitals and reliefs, particularly those by the sculptor known as the Master Cabestany, Gothic altarpieces and the coffins used for knights' burials. There are also examples of Spanish Renaissance and baroque sculptures. Most Spanish schools of sculpture are represented, from the medieval period to modern times.

The "Gabinet del Col·leccionista" showcases a series of handcrafted objects that bear witness to the everyday lives of our ancestors from the 15th to 19th centuries and is divided into three galleries.

The "Sala Femenina" is one of the galleries that best represents the museum Frederic Marès's collection and bears witness to women's lives during the romantic era. It contains a collection of fans, combs, jewellery, clothing and other fashion accessories.

The "Sala de les Diversions", features toy theatres, automata, toys and retains all the charm and evocative power of the entertainments of yore.

The "Sala del Fumador" features a wide variety of pipes, an item that attained great levels of sophistication in terms of the quality of its materials and unusual shapes.

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General details

Address: Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6 (08002). Barcelona
Phone: 932 563 500
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Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. Sunday and public holidays, from 11am to 8pm. | Closed: January 1st, May 1st, June 24th and December 25th.

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Accessibility details

This museum is partially accessible for wheelchair visitors.
Motor impairment: accessible with assistance
Access to the courtyard through a platform lift for wheelchairs.

Lift from level 0 to 2.

The Sculpture Room 12 (level -1) and Room 17 Cabinet of the collector (P3) are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Adapted toilets on levels 0 and 1.

The Museum offers wheelchairs on loan.

Last update: 10/12/2019

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