Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

#19 of 82 in Historic Sites in Barcelona
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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...  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 »
  • Best thing about the wandering way of exploring new cities is finding unexpected treasures like this.
  • We were aimlessly walking on side streets and came upon this delightful chapel. Well worth the visit.

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