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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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Pedralbes isn't convenient to the tourist part of Barcelona and that's a good thing. It does reward the visitor who makes the effort to get out to visit. We found it a refreshingly quiet counterpoint after spending several hours at Parc Guell. Pair your visit...More
The monastery is located a little bit further from the city center and not that many people know about it so as a result it’s not overcrowded. It’s precious with the green garden, beautiful arcades and the peace and quiet. The architecture is in good...More
I did not go inside, due to my schedule, BUT we did a slow motion drive-by ... and it;s heavenly when lit up at night.. When I get back to Barcelona I will make the time to get inside and walk the grounds. So, if...More
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