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Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes)
Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes)

Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes)

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The oldest building in the city’s grand Pedralbes quarter, dating back to 1326, the Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) is now a museum and remains one of the city’s most stunning examples of religious architecture. Named for its characteristic white stones (pedres albes), the complex is acclaimed for its Catalan Gothic style, featuring a central courtyard garden, herb garden and fountain. The monastery, which once housed the nuns of the Franciscan Order of Saint Clare, was commissioned by the wife of James II of Aragon, Queen Elisenda, who famously took up residence in the monastery after her husband’s death.

Those interested in uncovering some of Barcelona’s rich religious history will find wandering the museum of the monastery an enlightening experience, devoted to showcasing the lives of the nuns who served in the building during the 14th century. The large 3-story cloister is centered around an arcaded courtyard and the dormitories, refectory, kitchen, stables and an infirmary have been beautifully reconstructed to depict daily life within the convent. A selection of original furnishings and artwork, gold and silverware and a number of religious and personal artifacts are dotted throughout. Most exquisite is the small chapel, home to the Capella de Sant Miquel, with its 14th-century murals created by Catalan artist Ferrer Bassa, and the exceptional ornamental grave of Queen Elisenda herself.

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Baixada del Monestir, 9, Barcelona, 08034
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Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) hours of operation: Check website for times as they change depending on the season!. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 4 Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) costs USD 38.10. Guided Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) tours start around USD 38.10 per person. See all 4 Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Pedralbes (Monestir de Pedralbes) tickets and tours on Viator.