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Museu Can Mario

Plaza Can Mario, 7, 17200, Palafrugell, Spain
+34 972 30 62 46
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Great Value for money, perfect place to spend an hour or two.

Span does art with less pretension than the rest of Europe and this little regional museum is a... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Kabwe
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Great museum

Totally recommended museum. For a very cheap ticket you have a wide collection of contemporary... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
FarigolaCat
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Can Mario is the Fundació Vila Casas Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Palafrugell (Costa Brava). It was opened in 2004. It has around 220 works on show dating from the 1960’s to the present day by a wide range of artists born or living in Catalonia. Temporary exhibitions are also held every year. Can Mario was a cork factory dating from the early 20th century and was one of the buildings of the Miquel & Vincke cork company. Today it is a place for contemplating art situated in the Plaça de Can Mario, where we can also find a modernista water tower and the Cork Museum. Sice April 2011, 33 sculptures by artists from the Empordà region of Catalonia have been placed in the Jardí de Can Mario, as permanent, open air exhibits. In October of the same year the Sala Empordà was opened in the Museum, for holding temporary exhibitions of artists from the region.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Plaza Can Mario, 7, 17200, Palafrugell, Spain
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Span does art with less pretension than the rest of Europe and this little regional museum is a perfect example. You dont need the guide book, just cruise around and enjoy what inspires you. Really well set out with interesting thing to look at. I...More

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Dear Kabwe, Thank you so much for your visit and for your time letting us know your opinion of the museum. Yours sincerely, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Totally recommended museum. For a very cheap ticket you have a wide collection of contemporary sculptures. Permanent collection and temporary exhibitions that surprised us. Good quality artists. If you go to Barcelona we also recommend you Can Framis (contemporary printings), from the same fundation.

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear FarigolaCat, We are glad to know about your experience. Thank you for your time and your kindness. Regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Very interactive museum that's set out in a very intelligent way. Went with two very energetic children who were entranced with the exhibits for two hours. Definitely worth doing. Adults are €3, students and over 65's 1€ and children free.

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Dear Abi C, Thank you so much for your visit and for letting us know your opinion about your experience. We are glad to know you enjoyed it! Kind regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had no idea this was in the town and we are so glad we went in, there is a beautiful collection of contemporary Catalonian art with some real gems on display in the classy exhibition spaces. At only 3 euros a ticket (1 Euro...More

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear visitor, We are so thankful for your opinion, MacMan8! Kind regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Really worth visiting . An excellent collection of modern art in a delightful setting . Palafrugell is so lucky to have such an excellent resource

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear Harry, Thank you so much for your visit and your gentle opinion! Kind regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Modern Spanish sculpture in a series of numbered galleries many fascinating figurative and non - figurative pieces. En joyed a pleasant couple of hours.

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Dear Lawson, We really appreciate your opinion about Can Mario Museum! We are glad that you enjoyed it! Best regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of art foundations... But the fundacio Vila Casas is my favourite...everytime I come to the costa Brava or Barcelona á visit to the musea is a ' piece de resistance' of my 'feel good' experience

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FPVC, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Museu Can Mario, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Dear Raf H, Thank you so much for your opinion. We are delighted that you enjoy our museums! And, of course, you are always welcome. Best regards, Fundació Vila Casas.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a big surprise museum with lots of modern sculptures to discuss with your family, some you'll like, some not, as is always the case. Only 3€ for an entrance and with that you get a discount for the other two musea in Palafrugell.

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