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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 1 week ago

This monastery is out of the way (we got the metro and then we had a 15 minute walk uphill), but it is beautiful and interesting and it's always nice to find somewhere off the beaten track.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JoolsReading
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sararedlarska
Reviewed January 20, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jWisty
Reviewed January 3, 2019

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
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 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
Thank fietsen1
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
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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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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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