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Sant Pau del Camp, Barcelona

4.6
#19 of 41 in Historic Sites in Barcelona
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • My favorite church in Barcelona. 3 Euros to get in. Only one other person while I was there. Would fit in a large purse. Not an intimidating building like some of the others. The interior is beautiful...  more »
  • This place is hidden in 5 minutes walk from Parallel. Please check the working hours on the website (there’s also a schedule printed outside the place, it’s a bit different from the working hours on t...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A hidden treasure at El Raval.
  • 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.
  • Is a very nice ruins
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  • This Benedictine monastery from the year 911 is very nice. The Church has a Greek cross plan with a beautiful Roman mosaic floor. A small but very important faculty for its unique Europe-wide arches. Here are buried the Condes de Bell-lloc, the counts of Barcelona.
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