Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

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Seek respite from Barcelona's bustle at the peaceful Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, an ancient church. Though the exact origins of this former monastery are unknown, it is thought to date back to the 10th century, making it one of the city's oldest buildings. Due to destruction by Muslim troops, much of what stands today was actually built in the 13th century, including the column-lined cloister. Look closely to examine its depictions of biblical stories, scenes from daily life, monsters, and vegetable motifs. The grounds serve as a serene spot for rest and contemplation. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.
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  • A must see attraction. World heritage site. Lots of Art Nouveau We booked a guided tour on arrival.16 euro with a discount found in most tourists maps Our Guide Pedro was very enthusiastic and... 
    A must see attraction. World heritage site. Lots of Art Nouveau We booked a guided tour on arrival.16 euro with a discount found in most tourists maps Our Guide Pedro was very enthusiastic and...  more »
  • This tiny church was once a monastery and is the oldest surviving church in Barcelona. We found it on our walk back to the hotel from the metro. It is a very small church, much more modest than its....  more
    This tiny church was once a monastery and is the oldest surviving church in Barcelona. We found it on our walk back to the hotel from the metro. It is a very small church, much more modest than its....  more »
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  • Rests of an architectural gem. Plenty of history of former Barcelona County, then assimilated into the Crown of Aragon. Its cloister is supposed to be unique in the world merging Romanesque with a Byzantine arcade. Pablo Picasso used to wander there for inspiration.
  • It is a Very beautiful monastery! The guide gave us many details about the building history and decoration he was very nice and explains in a very interesting way

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