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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  • Plain old monastery in the middle of the city with beautiful Kreuzgang.Alte walls from the 12th and 13th centuries.
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  • Sant Pau Del Camp is one of the oldest churches in the Raval neighbourhood, it's a beautiful church set in its own grounds. A former monastery that once stood outside the city walls which gives the ch...  more »
  • It is the only Romanesque church of Barcelona or that they told me-, with the particularity of having a very unique cloister. A hidden gem.
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  • Quiet, simple and beautiful. Loved looking for the unusual carvings in the cloisters
  • A magnificent romanesque monastery and church with very interesting architecture and superb sculptures. Can't recommend enough!
  • This is the hidden gem in Barcelona! Very few people, 10 min from ‘sagra familia’. The hospital is perfectly! renovated, with numerous beautiful tile work. Do not miss!
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  • Small cute romanesque monastery, the cloister is probably the oldest in Barcelona and unique in it's bizantine arcs. Every Sunday after mass (12:30) there is a guided visit by volunteers.
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