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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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  • Where you want, in the Raval area of Barcelona. The Barcelona in maybe only here can see Romanesque architectural style of Church and monastery in the whole of Spain. Façade of the monastery's Church is Gothic, but inside was dark and Romanesque remains. But I felt less safe place is not so well.
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  • Romanesque enclosure dating 1100 built on the ruins of an earlier one (probably 8TH century) destroyed by the incursion of Al - Mansur. The acoustics are spectacular. The orientation of the building is based on the lines of water subtrerranea. Antonio Gaudí lovers, observe the mosaic of the nave which served as inspiration for later works. (The soil of the parish of San Pacia, also in Barcelona, was one of his early designs). The cloister is unique, the arches between the columns are Persians. You have to look one of the figures of the capitals, (the expulsion of Eva de el Paraíso), that inspired Picasso in several works. The façade shows many unique pieces. I RECOMMEND THE GUIDED TOUR.
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  • The small monastery of Sant Pau del camp is a place of reflection, something off the beaten tourist track
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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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