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Monasterio de Pedralbes Barcelona

Visit the Pedralbes Monastery in Barcelona Spain

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Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes in Barcelona: all the info and tickets to visit the Pedralbes monastery in Barcelona.

Info & Tickets Pedralbes Monastery Barcelona

Address Baixada del Monestir 9 Barcelona
Metro From the stops Maria Cristina or Palau Reial (L3), it's almost a fifteen-minute walk to the Pedralbes monastery. The Bus Touristic's blue route stops nearby or bus line 22, 63, 64, 75 and 78.
  • Tickets adults 5.00 €
  • Tickets students 16 - 30 years and 65+ 3.50 €
  • 0 - 16 years: free entry
Opening hours

Winter From 1st of October to 31st of March
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 2pm
Saturdays and sundays from 10am to 17pm
Sundays after 3pm, admission free
Holydays from 10am to a 2pm

Summer From 1st of April to 30th September
Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm
Saturdays from 10am to 7pm
Sundays from 10am to 8pm (after 3pm admission free)
Holydays from 10am to 2pm

Closed: Every Monday, January 1, Good Friday, May 1, June 26 and December 25
Website monestirpedralbes.barcelona

The monastery of Pedralbes ('Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes') is a Gothic monastery in Barcelona. Today it is a museum that is accessible to the public. The museum offers insight into monastic life during the middle ages. The monastery is located on the north-west edge of the city (near Finca Güell) and does not get many tourists. If you're in Barcelona for an extended stay, it's certainly worth to visit this surprising attraction and sea of tranquillity.

Monasterio de Pedralbes Barcelona
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History of Monasterio de Pedralbes

In 1327, the very pious Elisenda de Montcada (the fourth and final wife of James II) commissioned the construction of a monastery for a female Franciscan order, the Clarisses. The name 'Pedralbes' comes from Latin and refers to 'petras albas', white stones. For centuries the Pedralbes monastery was closed to outsiders, but in 1972 Barcelona's municipal government and the nuns agreed to hand the monastery over to the city, so it could be used as a museum. In return, the city would build a new monastery for the nuns. The old monastery finally opened its doors in 1983, after many years of restoration work. You can visit the monastery's many areas, such as the herb garden, the kitchen, the old dormitories with an exhibition/museum about the monastery relics and various chapels. Together with the adjacent monastic church, this is one of the hidden gems to visit on your Barcelona city break.

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Where is the monastery in Barcelona?

Near the Pedralbes monastery are:

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