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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
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Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Pedralbes
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"art collection"
in 5 reviews
"lovely monastery"
in 3 reviews
"monastic life"
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"catalan gothic"
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"tourist bus"
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"audio guide"
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"st michael"
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"peaceful place to visit"
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"blue bus"
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"few hours"
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"worth the trip"
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"entrance fee"
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"hop on hop off bus"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the time of visit (Feb), the Chapel of St Michael was closed for restoration. The opening hours were shorter, and I had a quick tour. Entrance fee is €5 (free Sunday afternoon). The audioguide (€0.6) gives very detailed information (some parts too detailed for...More

Thank A Y
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unique monastery built in Gothic style is located just ahead of the famous Sarria district in a posh neighborhood of Barcelona. An old gate and cobbled pathway takes up a small slope to the Museum, church and gardens and for some time you might...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started 14c under Queen of Aragon direction, a nunnery as most religious building of a that period a self contained small town in itself. Now firmly located within Barcelona suburbs and an easy ride towards the top of Avenida Diagonal. Blue bustram runs up that...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Located Baixada del Monestir, we find very nice Moorish/Catalan architecture, with arcs and wonderful courtyards; this majestic Monastery was founded 1326, a royal place to visit.

1  Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The area is amazingly clean and very luxurious. The streets are very clean, we enjoyed wandering around the Monestir. I advice you to go be either of the hop-on-hop-off buss or by the blue tram and enjoy your ride up to the Monastery. It's really...More

Thank Bassem H
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to make the trip on two trains to see the monastery. Arrived walked around the building to try to get in then came across a tiny plaque with the opening times- it closed at 2pm! 😡 Still, at least we got...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 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.

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Reviewed 25 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
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Joscelyn L
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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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