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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...more
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I only saw this monastery from the outside as I couldn't afford the five euros to enter. It's difficult to get nice photos for the outside so you really have to pay to enter. It has old style buildings, turrets, and a large perimeter wall...More
My wife and I have been to many monasteries in many different countries. They all have one theme in common: they are very quiet and peaceful. This Monastery was the complete opposite. Unfortunately, we were there while a primary school was visiting. The kids were...More
Hopped off the tourist bus and went to visit the Monastery. It was absolutely beautiful. I did find that quite a few places were closed off for renovation and new exhibits being sorted. But the grounds themselves and the exhibition rooms were interesting (altho everything...More
This monastery is just of the blue route bus tour and well worth stopping. A quiet prayerful spot in a busy city. Also a fascinating range of artefacts though hundreds of years of religion and community.
by checking on here before we left for BARCA we found a few reviews for this place and it was really good.... i dont like churches so much BUT love old buildings and this had the living quarters and we were even allowed inside the...More
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
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
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
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