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Sant Pau del Camp

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El Raval
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Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 101, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 41 00 01
10:00 - 13:30
16:00 - 19:30
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Unless you have something against 1000+-year-old churches, this is great

OK, so the current church and cloister buildings may not date back to before 1000 a.d. But this is a very, very old church -- and it is very much worth visiting while you are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roanoke VA
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Roanoke VA
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, so the current church and cloister buildings may not date back to before 1000 a.d. But this is a very, very old church -- and it is very much worth visiting while you are visiting the nearby lower part of La Rambla. The admission charge is very modest, and the history that is offered is unique within Barcelona. We... More 

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Arcata, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We pretty much stumbled on this place as we were traversing the neighborhood. The inside, at first glance, is very plain until you start noticing the details. The wooden statues become more beautiful the more you look at them. There are even carvings of animals and fish above the front door, 13th century. And the church has a beautiful courtyard,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

A very nice romanic-style church and cloister, dating from the 10th century at least, it is a beautiful spot to visit in Barcelona. You would think that this kind of gentle, aged, classical beauty belongs to somewhere else... but no, we are still in Barcelona, a short walk from the gothic cathedral and from Gaudi's modern masterpieces... We found it... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This old church happened to be very close to where I was staying or I may not have made the visit. It is small and most people will probably only make a brief visit but it is very attractive in a distinctively Mediterranean style and has a serene ambiance. There is a shady courtyard populated by tall cypress trees and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We walked quite a bit to find this church in the heart of Barcelona, right across the street from several small shops. I was tired and hot when I got there, but immediately calmed down as I entered the vestibule. As the other reviewer said, the church does have a tranquil and almost sacred atmosphere. Being one of the oldest... More 

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were staying in the Tryp Apolo and we could see this ancient church from our bedroom. It is a short walk through an urban park which was a surprise. Lovely to find unexpected open spaces in the city! Another surprise was a well laid out thriving vegetable garden. The church is wonderful, very calm and orthodox in architecture. It... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Told to us that this is the oldest church in Barcelona we definitely had to make a visit. The nun who mans the entrance charged us 2 euro each to tour. It is very small and will take no more than 10 minutes to see everything and that's with taking photos and resting your feet. It is located in a... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This is a wonderful church. Going through the cloister into the church is a pleasure. The statue of Mary and Baby Jesus is one of the more interesting I have seen, dating somewhere around the 12th-13th c. I loved it! The elderly woman who works at the front desk is wonderful, and also speaks English, if your Spanish is like... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

I love cloisters and this one is a real gem (like the whole place, church and chapter house). Tiny, but very charming. Admission was just 1 Euro.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is an amazing place; unfortunately, I can't glean much from the brochure I got. (The translation is clumsy, for one thing.) But it's the oldest building I've ever been in, and I found many details to appreciate. Check the photos and you will see whether it is to your taste.

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Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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