The most outstanding Catalan collector of the 20th century, sculptor Frederic Marès (1893-1991), donated his collections to the city of Barcelona in 1944. Two years later, this museum was opened in a section of the former Palau Reial dels Comtes de Barcelona.
This legacy constitutes an extensive collection of Hispanic sculpture; part of the work by Marès himself (exhibited in his study-library) and a large collection of objects mainly from the 19th century (fans, pipes, watches, jewellery, photographs, toys, keys to locks, medication pots and reliquaries), known as the Collector's Cabinet.
General admission: €4.20
Reduced rate: €2.40
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday and public holidays from 11 am to 8 pm
Closed: Mondays (except public holidays), January 1, May 1, June 24 and December 25
Subway: L4 (James I); L3 (High School)
Bus: v15; v17; 47; 120
Tourist bus: South Route (Barri Gòtic)
Commuter train (RENFE and FGC): Plaça de Catalunya
Bicing: Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran; Avenida de la
Catedral; Carles Pi Sunyer Square
Bike anchorages on the nearest public road: Plaça del Rei, 1; Avinguda de la Catedral, 4
Parking: Plaza de la Catedral; Saint Catherine