Museu Frederic Mares – Ecletic and More Than Slightly Mad
I felt like I had an entirely satisfying three course meal of this crazy collection of life size medieval wooden crucifixes, stone sculptures milflivecamsforce.com and some interesting chests and vestments. Each is on a different floor of this wonderful building in old palace behind the cathedral. Then as I kept climbing up to the successive floors i started to be gorged – then I had to refuse, and agree to come back later. Insane collections of keys, pipes, swords, weighing scales, posters, cigar labels and … I can’t recall. This man was not normal – so come and enjoy a collection that is not in the least anodyne.
Where did he get the money? How did he get to live in this amazing place ‘collecting’ huge relics and works of art that would not be recognised as such for a century?
Loved it. Going back.