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Museu Frederic Marès


Museu Frederic MaresThe Museu Frederic Mares is a unique collecting museum that preserves the collections assembled by its founder, sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991), which came to form part of the patrimony of the city of Barcelona through his donation in 1946. Two years later, this museum was inaugurated in a part of the old Royal Palace of the Counts of Barcelona in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Its original Verger or courtyard garden, still remains intact.

Frederic Marès turned sculpture into something beyond his artistic calling. Throughout his lifetime he amassed an extensive Hispanic sculpture collection which ranged from the ancient world until the 19th century, in which religious polychromed carvings predominated. This now makes up the most uniform section of the museum. Marès also donated part of his own sculptural oeuvre, which is on display in his Library-study.

The Collector's Cabinet is the home to a display of tens of thousands of objects that make up a vast collection of collections that documents past lifestyles and customs, mainly from the 19th century. There you can find amusing, unique items like fans, pipes, clocks, jewellery, photographs, toys, keys, pharmacy bottles and reliquaries, all presented in an intimate atmosphere evoking Marès private universe.


Museu Frederic Marès (MFM)
Plaça de Sant Iu, 5-6
08002 Barcelona

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • (Entry into museum halls up to 30 minutes before closing time)

How to get here

  • Metro: Line 4 (Jaume I)/ Line 3 (Liceu)
  • Bus: 17, 19, 40 and 45
  • Tourist Bus: Blue Route. Barri Gòtic stop
  • Local trains (RENFE and FFCC): Plaça de Catalunya
  • Closest Bicing (bicycle rental) points: Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaça Carles Pi Sunyer

Car park

Plaça de la Catedral.


The museum is adapted for individuals with physical disabilities and has wheelchairs available to visitors. Lift from the ground to the 2nd floors. Halls 12 (basement) and 44 (3rd floor) are not accessible by lift.

Ticket prices

The ticket price includes a visit to the permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as the audio guide service, which is available in Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

General ticket price: 4.20 €

Group ticket price: 2.80 €

Discounted ticket price: 2.40 €. Students under the age of 25, Carnet Jove (youth card) holders, pensioners, unemployed persons, Tarjeta Rosa (pink card) holders, holders of metropolitan passes for people accompanying disabled individuals, members of large families and holders of a library card for the Libraries of Barcelona.

Tourist bus: 3.40 €

Free entry: The first Sunday of every month, Sunday and Wednesday afternoons (starting at 3 pm), individuals under the age of 16, ICOM members, members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya (Association of Museologists of Catalonia), holders of the Barcelona Card and free Tarjeta Rosa (pink card), teachers in the state school system (showing accreditation) and working tour guides.

Recommendation: The museum is quite large, so if you would like to extend your visit to another day we recommend that you ask that your ticket be validated at the reception desk so that you can enjoy a second visit free-of-charge within the next six months.

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