Monastery of PedralbesMy rating: 4 stars+ A place of tranquility and an absolutely gorgeous courtyard, an amazing art collection and an English language audio guide for 60 cent. What more could you possibly want?
- All right, all right, the monastery is a bit off the beaten path, but it still only takes about half an hour (from the city center) to get there.
Note: Take a look at the opening hours!
Last updated: 23 Jan 2019 | Celine Mülich
Price of admission: 5 Euro reduced price 3,50 Euro (unemployed, BCN Express users, students under the age of 30, senior citizens, groups with a minimum of 10 people) free admission for children under the age of 16
How to get there: L6 (brown line) to Reina Elisenda, from here short walk of 10 minutes
And what's there to see?
While this monastery is located a bit outside of the city center, it’s absolutely worth a visit: when you’re standing in front of the monastery and the church, you’ll feel almost as if you’re standing in the middle of a little Spanish village.
The monastery itself will also launch you into another age. The quiet courtyard with its herb garden and the different attached rooms such as nuns’ chambers, the kitchens, and the dormitories all give you a sense of the life of a nun in a time long passed. Inside the former dormitory, you’ll find the present-day exhibition hall. The presentation “The Monastery’s Treasures” will help you get to know the monastery’s artwork, which includes paintings, sculptures, gold and silver art, books, and many more. The entire art collection was acquired by the nuns over centuries.