Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

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Monastery Sant Pau del Camp

Located in the historic district of El Raval, the Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp - founded in the 9th century - is one of the oldest monasteries in Catalonia and a jewel of Catalan Romanesque architecture. Its construction began at the end of the 9th century, replacing an earlier church destroyed by Muslim invaders in 985. Abandoned in the 19th century, but restored in the 20th century, it is now open to the public as a museum.

 

The Romanesque Collection of the Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp 

The Monastery now houses a museum with exhibitions on the history of art, the history of Barcelona and religious life in Catalonia. Its fine collection includes archaeological pieces and religious art, including Romanesque sculptures, paintings and textiles.

 

The main reason for visiting this monastery is its portal, which is decorated with sculptures depicting biblical scenes and decorative motifs. The chapel of Sant Pau, decorated with frescoes from the 12th century depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the apostles. For the 12th-century wooden cross of Sant Pau, considered one of the most beautiful works of Catalan Romanesque art. For the sculpture of the Virgin and Child, a polychrome stone sculpture dating from the 13th century. Finally, the murals and a collection of medieval textiles, including tapestries, banners and liturgical vestments will undoubtedly catch your attention.

 

The place is peaceful and perfect for contemplation... an extraordinary break in a bustling neighbourhood.

Monastery Sant Pau del Camp

Carrer de Sant Pau, 99, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Raval
Email: santpau153SPAMFILTER@arqbcn.cat
Website: Monastery Sant Pau del Camp - Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm
Prices: 3€
Phone: +34 934 41 00 01
Metro/Bus: Metro: L2, L3 Paral·lel
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An oasis of peace in Barcelona
happy Ludo (26 Sep 2023 - 07:32)
Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp is an oasis of peace in Barcelona, a marvellous little cloister (look for the frog at the foot of one of the original pillars). You are transported back in time in this little monastery of El Raval which once stood in the fields outside the walls of Barcelona, hence its name ... one of the wonders of Barcelona.
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Tami24 - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
Bar del Pla!!
Thank you for introducing us to the Bar del Pla. Great people, great atmosphere, great tapas and food.
teddyy - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
to visit in winter ;-)
to visit in winter otherwise it's packed... too famous ;-( was great
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Hello Susan, The green tourist bus line is no longer in service and will not be next April. However, the red line now passes through the north of the city, where the green line used to run. Enjoy your visit!
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Will the green line be running on April 1? If not, is there a price reduction due to this reduced service?
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3 comments

  1. An oasis of peace in Barcelona - happy Ludo (26 Sep 2023 - 07:32)

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp is an oasis of peace in Barcelona, a marvellous little cloister (look for the frog at the foot of one of the original pillars). You are transported back in time in this little monastery of El Raval which once stood in the fields outside the walls of Barcelona, hence its name ... one of the wonders of Barcelona.

  2. One of the more interesting cloistes in Europe - Josep Redondo Laporta (17 May 2015 - 08:22)

    Sant Pau del Camp is the oldest church in Barcelona, and it's really intereting to visit for lovers of the medieval architectura.....very specially the cloister...with some visigoths elements.

  3. Sant Pau del Camp (Barcelona) - Miguel Guirao (13 Feb 2011 - 23:30)

    Se trata de una pequeña maravilla ubicada en medio de un entorno que no hace suponer su presencia. Que nadie vaya a verla pensando en un edificio enorme. Es un entorno recoleto y magnífico en el que tuve la suerte de casrme en 1980. Espero comprobar en breve que la inundación que sufrió unos años después no lo dañara excesivamente.
    Muy aconsejable.

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