Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

4.6
Seek respite from Barcelona's bustle at the peaceful 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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  • That there is a Romanesque monastery in the middle of the city is already news, but that it is so beautiful is even better. The cloister is a marvel, well preserved, there is a visiting schedule in which there are also guided tours. Beautiful church that preserves all the characteristics of the Romanesque. It is a must-see
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  • For only 5 euro, you can visit a church that dates back almost 1000 years. The visit is short as the church is small and simple, but if you are in the area, the visit is worth it for the story.
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  • Quiet, simple and beautiful. Loved looking for the unusual carvings in the cloisters
  • A magnificent romanesque monastery and church with very interesting architecture and superb sculptures. Can't recommend enough!
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