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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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"beautiful monastery"
in 5 reviews
"art collection"
in 5 reviews
"audio guide"
in 13 reviews
"monastic life"
in 3 reviews
"catalan gothic"
in 3 reviews
"tourist bus"
in 7 reviews
"st michael"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 3 reviews
"blue bus"
in 2 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 2 reviews
"rich history"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
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"nuns"
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"cloisters"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful way beyond what we expected. In a small neighborhood less than a mile from the hotel (AC Victoria Suites by Marriott—highly recommended) so we got a little exercise after coming off the cruise ship. Very small attendance so easy to get around—rent information headset...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this monastery was on our list of things to do in barcelona and getting there was made all the more easy because it was a stop on the blue route of the bus touristic hop on/hop off tour. in a city as hectic as barcelona,...More

1  Thank Capt_Funkelicious
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The monastery was lovely and very quaint. It was a nice way to spend an afternoon. The audio guide is good but very long and not always full of interesting information. The museum in the monastery has beautiful works of art and could take an...More

Thank Raghav M
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Sick of the crowded streets and typical tourist sites? Head for the hills and the beautiful Monastery of Pedralbes. (This destination was a great tourist tip from our Spanish Trails guide. Thanks, José!) The gothic monastery provides a break from Barcelona’s heat as you stroll...More

Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 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 1 April 2018

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

1  Thank SanjayBijlani
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

Thank Nightowl0808
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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 7 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

4  Thank Fullers2012
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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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