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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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Baixada del Monestir, 9, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jordanellie41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

We were doing the hop on hop off ride but determined to stop here and visit - so pleased we did - the beauty and peace away from the bustle of the town was very welcome.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rachelab67
Reviewed September 7, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Examiner2010
Reviewed August 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Capt_Funkelicious
Reviewed May 30, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank xinasha
Reviewed May 16, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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