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Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 34 34
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The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes, founded in 1326 by Queen Elisenda of Montcada, third wife of James II of Aragon, provides a unique cultural and historical record of the community of Poor Clare Nuns who lived there practically without a break from 1327 to 1982. Its artistic heritage has become a reference for the study of the customs, fashions and models of secular and religious life. The exhibitions "Petras Albas", "The Treasures of the Monastery," "Plants, Remedies and Apothecaries", "Murals in the Spotlight: the Paintings in St Michael's Chapel" as well as the restored Chapel itself, illustrate the museum complex.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 56 34 34
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't believe anything about god but when I visited there and listening the guide machine I can felt I kind of life when ppl life there and now I know more about trial Monestir de Santa Maria de pedralbes

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Palau real, we headed there (like 15 minutes walking from there). The price is 5 Euros and it's worth it. Everything is in good shape, there are a few temporary expositions. There are rooms that were used by the nuns, a huge...More

Thank BetoTapatio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An old convent and church which is now a museum of monastic life. Catalan Gothic style, built in 14th century. There is a 3 storey cloister. 2 hours is recommended for the visit.

Thank 735PLR
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We stayed at the Hilton in the Pedralbes area and had some time before catching our train to Paris at Barcelona Sants, also near by. We ran up to the Monastery around 3:00 and we able to have a nice if not abbreviated visit. The...More

Thank Grover R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Beautiful place and lots of history. My favourite parts were the kitchen and the dioramas in Sala Joan Mari i Oliva. €5 adult and €3.50 reduced entry (without audio guides)Nice place to go & relax. Cheap admission fee

Thank Siva S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Before you visit check the opening hours. My visit was a little rushed as I arrived an hour before closing and within ten minutes the staff were making preparations for closing. Lights out doors being closed etc. It is still occupied by Poor Clare nuns...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

There is a long time I've wanted to visit this place but due to the fact it's a little out of the city, I've always postponed the visit. Finally as there was a guided tour in Spanish, I decided to go. Wow, this is an...More

2  Thank MicheleParis
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Real Monasterio de Pedralbes is one of the best examples of Cathalan Gothic Architecture and History. The monastery keeps works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, goldsmiths, and an extensive library that holds documents since 1937. Figuring as a significant element in the history...More

1  Thank Victor M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is a little out of the way for most tourists which means it is exceptionally quiet. There is a wonderful art gallery here with excellent religious art and relics from the monastery's past. The building itself has a relaxing and meditative atmosphere. If you're...More

1  Thank waynequest
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Her indoors passed this on from knowledge passed on by our son who lives down the hill in Les Corts. (gotta love Catalan, The Pig Sties!) Green metro line to Zona Universitaria. Then a bit of a slog on foot. Buses do go past, but...More

Thank andytal2017
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Joscelyn L
9 May 2016|
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Response from Ana Julia P | Reviewed this property |
No. Dentro del monasterio no se puede comer. Cerca no he visto nada. Tampoco está tan lejos como para tener q llevar comida.
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