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Frederic Mares

08004 Barcelona, Spain
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Wherever we travel, we inevitably see many impressive sculptures. So, when we saw this work on the Placa de Catalunya, we knew it must be pretty important to have a permanent home on the main square of Barcelona. As we found out, the sculpture was created by Frederic Mares and it is called Barcelona. It seems Mares was not only a renowned artist, but he also was an avid art collector. A big one. During his lifetime of ninety-nineyears he squirreled away thousands of 12th-19th century sculptures and object d’art, enough to fill a museum. In his last will and testament, he left the entire collection to the city of Barcelona, now everyone can see it for themselves at the Museu Frederic Mares.
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