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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Barcelona using our trip planner.
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  • Parish in the heart of el Raval with a history that few locals, like me, know (I now do). It is a jewel of Romanesque art in Barcelona and that many people know. I met her because in a guided tour of the Raval I was taught it out. The guided tour in August are Sundays after 12 mass and the guide is an enthusiast of art, history and languages (use as a minimum on our visit three languages without Spanish - catalan, English and Italian-). A crack. The visit is free and only the will end. An hour, hour and a half visit. The cloister around an exponent of the Romanesque with surprise.
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  • Monastery of St. Paul in the fields is an amazing, ancient place, then far beyond Barcelona ... The monastery is indeed one of the oldest buildings in Catalonia, the precise date of the monastery is unknown of course-where the devjatisotye a.d. Visiting here unwittingly transported back in time. And around the beautiful garden
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  • Unfortunately, we stopped by during Siesta. We did get to walk around the exterior and as well the gardens of Sant Pau that surround it. The gardens were a fun experience as dozens of green parrots fl...  more »
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  • Oldest church in Barcelona. You can almost feel like you have gone more than 1000 years back in time. Don't miss it, especially since ticket price is much lower than other sights.
  • Great old monastery, tickets for 2 and 1 euro. Awesome Granny who sells tickets
  • We always recomend this place! This real jewel of history is just around the corner from owr shop in "El Raval"! It has been standing there for near 1100 years!!
  • 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.

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