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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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  • A beautiful Romanesque church, too bad I found it closed upon our arrival, gives a religious-ethnic district of the raval Barcelona breath.
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  • The Church is very old and I think that's his biggest appeal, because it is very well preserved. Is small and simple and not impressed me. I advise you to visit, so also the neighbourhood of El Raval, only if you have time to spare.
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  • Former Benedictine monastery, the current church arose in the 12th century over the remains of a previous, of the 10th century, destroyed by the troops of the Muslim leader Almanzor the year 985. It is the oldest church in Barcelona, and the only pure Romanesque architecture, with some rescued Visigoth elements of the primitive Temple. Not only its cloister is worth seeing, but it also deserves a visit detained Church, of small dimensions, which highlights the impressive dome and three apses. Unfortunately, is a monument to those who visit Barcelona tend to ignore: perhaps should be disclosed more interest. By a modest entrance (3 euros) you can visit its premises freely and during the time that you want. It is also interesting to its exterior, especially the door of San Miguel and the apses. Enclosure of the Church and its surroundings are enclosed by fences, and should adhere to the hours of visit, which can be found on the internet. The surroundings of the grounds have been very well equipped, with terraced gardens and a small urban garden near the apses.
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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.
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  • 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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