Monastery Sant Pau del Camp

  • Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

  • Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

  • Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

  • Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp

Located in the historic district of El Raval, the Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp - founded in the 9th century - is one of the oldest monasteries in Catalonia and a jewel of Catalan Romanesque architecture. Its construction began at the end of the 9th century, replacing an earlier church destroyed by Muslim invaders in 985. Abandoned in the 19th century, but restored in the 20th century, it is now open to the public as a museum.

 

The Romanesque Collection of the Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp 

The Monastery now houses a museum with exhibitions on the history of art, the history of Barcelona and religious life in Catalonia. Its fine collection includes archaeological pieces and religious art, including Romanesque sculptures, paintings and textiles.

 

The main reason for visiting this monastery is its portal, which is decorated with sculptures depicting biblical scenes and decorative motifs. The chapel of Sant Pau, decorated with frescoes from the 12th century depicting scenes from the life of Jesus and the apostles. For the 12th-century wooden cross of Sant Pau, considered one of the most beautiful works of Catalan Romanesque art. For the sculpture of the Virgin and Child, a polychrome stone sculpture dating from the 13th century. Finally, the murals and a collection of medieval textiles, including tapestries, banners and liturgical vestments will undoubtedly catch your attention.

 

The place is peaceful and perfect for contemplation... an extraordinary break in a bustling neighbourhood.

Monastery Sant Pau del Camp

Carrer de Sant Pau, 99, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Raval
Email: santpau153SPAMFILTER@arqbcn.cat
Website: Monastery Sant Pau del Camp - Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm
Prices: 3€
Phone: +34 934 41 00 01
Metro/Bus: Metro: L2, L3 Paral·lel
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An oasis of peace in Barcelona
happy Ludo (26 Sep 2023 - 07:32)
Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp is an oasis of peace in Barcelona, a marvellous little cloister (look for the frog at the foot of one of the original pillars). You are transported back in time in this little monastery of El Raval which once stood in the fields outside the walls of Barcelona, hence its name ... one of the wonders of Barcelona.
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Barcelona.com - 4 Jul 2024 - 08:02
@Dom
Hello Dom, For a week's stay, a very smart pass is the City Pass (the most complete and economical) or the Barcelona Essentials Pass with two must-see monuments and the public transport card.. Best,
Dom - 4 Jul 2024 - 07:52
Best pass for one week stay?
Hello, I'm staying in Barcelona for a week. Which smart pass would you recommend?
Barcelona.com - 1 Jul 2024 - 09:48
@Jacqui
Hello Jacqui, The Aerobus in Barcelona does not offer a specific senior discount for international visitors. Best,
Barcelona.com - 1 Jul 2024 - 09:48
@Colin
Hello Colin, Yes, there are pickup points near Terminal 2C at Barcelona Airport that you can access. Specifically, you can use the express car park located in front of Terminal 2, which includes T2C. This parking area allows for quick drop-offs and pickups and is situated conveniently close to the terminal entrances​ . Best,
Colin - 1 Jul 2024 - 08:56
Picking up passengers terminal 2 c
Is there pick up points near 2 c that I can access and do I pay
Jacqui - 1 Jul 2024 - 08:54
Seniors Card
Is there a seniors discount for visitors from other countries,
Barcelona.com - 25 Jun 2024 - 10:40
@Rebecca
Hello Rebecca, As of now, you do not need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or a vaccination certificate to enter Spain from the United States. Spain has lifted all COVID-19-related health controls at its entry points for travelers, making travel much simpler in terms of pandemic restrictions​. Best,
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3 comments

  1. An oasis of peace in Barcelona - happy Ludo (26 Sep 2023 - 07:32)

    Monasteri Sant Pau del Camp is an oasis of peace in Barcelona, a marvellous little cloister (look for the frog at the foot of one of the original pillars). You are transported back in time in this little monastery of El Raval which once stood in the fields outside the walls of Barcelona, hence its name ... one of the wonders of Barcelona.

  2. One of the more interesting cloistes in Europe - Josep Redondo Laporta (17 May 2015 - 08:22)

    Sant Pau del Camp is the oldest church in Barcelona, and it's really intereting to visit for lovers of the medieval architectura.....very specially the cloister...with some visigoths elements.

  3. Sant Pau del Camp (Barcelona) - Miguel Guirao (13 Feb 2011 - 23:30)

    Se trata de una pequeña maravilla ubicada en medio de un entorno que no hace suponer su presencia. Que nadie vaya a verla pensando en un edificio enorme. Es un entorno recoleto y magnífico en el que tuve la suerte de casrme en 1980. Espero comprobar en breve que la inundación que sufrió unos años después no lo dañara excesivamente.
    Muy aconsejable.

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