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Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

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The Monastery of Pedralbes or Monestir de Pedralbes is one of the most beautiful Catalan Gothic buildings in Barcelona. The foundation stone for the apse was a white stone. The name "Pedralbes" derives from the Latin Petras Albas (white stones).

Opening hours – Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

October – March
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 2 pm 
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm 

April – September 
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm 
Sunday: 10 am – 8 pm 

Admission fee  – Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Adults: € 5,00 
Under 16 accompanied by an adult: free admission

Address – Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Address:
Baixada del Monestir, 9
08034 Barcelona

Highlights – Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

  • Building of the Catalan Gothic
  • Tomb of Queen Elisenda
  • Garden in the interior of the monastery

History and information – Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes 

Built in the early 14th century, it shows the everyday life of the nuns, while the Museum of the Pedralbes Monastery exhibits objects of ecclesiastical art from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Especially beautiful are the three-storey cloister and the gardens inside the monastery. 

The monastery was founded in 1326 by Queen Elisenda de Montcada. She was supported by her husband King James II (Jaume II), who dedicated the Monastery of Saint Mary. Since then, the nunnery has been run by nuns of the Sisterhood of the Clares. 

On the eastern side is the single-nave church. On the right, next to a presbytery, a choir room reserved for the clergy, you will find the grave of Queen Elisenda, which has a special feature: the sarcophagus is divided into two curious ways. The part facing the cloister shows the queen as a mourning widow, the part lying in the church shows Elisenda as queen. In the basement there is a very remarkable diorama show, which tells the life story of Jesus.