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Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

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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. Put Sant Pau del Camp at the forefront of your travel plans using our Barcelona family vacation planner.
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  • OK, so the current church and cloister buildings may not date back to before 1000 a.d. But this is a very, very old church -- and it is very much worth visiting while you are visiting the nearby lower...  more »
  • A friend from Barcelona allowed me to discover this little frequent and peaceful place. Its origin goes back to a Millennium. The Romanesque church contains a nice bedside, Lombard bands, a beautiful carved tympanum and a small cloister to the beautiful capitals capped columns. Roman art lovers are going to visit it for a small fee.
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  • The sobriety of the Romanesque style is very relaxing in the middle of Barcelona modernism. Building in excellent condition, beautiful cloister.
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  • One of the few touristic sites in Barcelona that does not require you to sell a kidney. For 3 euros, you get to enjoy a nice retreat away from the crowded areas of Barcelona, with the added plus of diving back in time.
  • Très jolie cadre
  • Little-known church with cloister and erected in the 10th century, although it is simple at its core, is a must see as it's a little gem of Barcelona. It costs 3 euro, 2 for students
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  • A jewel of Romanesque art to be discovered in the District of el Raval. The only thing there is a lady at the entrance that asks you to pay him to enter Yes or Yes, but without input...
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  • Beautiful church of the District of the raval...
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