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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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All reviews beautiful monastery audio guide monastic life catalan gothic tourist bus st michael living quarters peaceful place pieces of art blue route religious art lovely place to visit on display rich history few hours worth the trip entrance fee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Sharron D
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

Thank stevewP9256RE
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

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

Thank Raghav M
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

Thank Denise W
Reviewed April 4, 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
Reviewed April 1, 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
Reviewed March 19, 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

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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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