Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp
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Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp

Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp
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The old monastery of Sant Pau del Camp is one of the most important Romanesque sites preserved in Barcelona and one of the most unknown architectural treasures of the city. The church is the oldest preserved in Barcelona and its cloister is unique in Europe because of its polylobuled arches.
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Neighbourhood: El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
How to get there
  • Paral·lel • 3 min walk
  • Drassanes • 7 min walk
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Jason Wong
Barcelona, Spain11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Just in front of my apartment. Very nice place to visit but too many homeless around. Could be dirty sometimes. Should look after it.
Written 16 July 2022
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Simonjenglish
Cala d'Or, Spain17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
A must see attraction.
World heritage site.
Lots of Art Nouveau
We booked a guided tour on arrival.16 euro with a discount found in most tourists maps
Our Guide Pedro was very enthusiastic and explained in great detail the old hospital and history of the place.
Great stories of this great building and the life of the hospital.
The tour was well worth the money and lasted just over an hour. We were then free to enjoy the site on our own.
The architect was a genius of his time and Gaudi’s teacher.
The cafe was great and a good price .
Overall not to be missed . Enjoyed this more than the familia.
Thanks Pedro .
Written 16 September 2019
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jeannine20657
Pershore, UK362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This tiny church was once a monastery and is the oldest surviving church in Barcelona. We found it on our walk back to the hotel from the metro. It is a very small church, much more modest than its famous neighbours, however it has a beautiful cloister, with interesting Romanesque arches. The main church has an interesting curved roof and is a cool, quiet and peaceful space. There is a small charge of €5 to visit the interior (€4 for students and seniors).
Written 27 April 2019
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dreamanewsome
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Not very famous but very beautiful place in Barcelona. You can come to visit it by metro (paral-lel station). Worth to come one day and visit it.
Written 19 March 2019
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JWis
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
The exterior is stunning, and looks in mint condition as if it was built yesterday.... but be sure to go inside and soak it up. It’s not a big place, but it has a sweet vibe for sure.
Written 20 January 2019
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Seamus H
Killybegs, Ireland75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were in Barcelona for a week at Christmas, we went to Mass here on Christmas morning, although we don't speak the language , it was still a beautiful service. The Church which is approximately 1100 years old is still in great condition and the inside is amazing.
Written 6 January 2019
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susan c
Noblesville, IN45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We "stumbled upon" this historical gem as we made our way through the streets of the city on a self-guided tour. It was lovely- so well preserved and with very few visitors present the day we visited. There were several spaces for quiet contemplation and reflection. There is a small but reasonable entrance fee.
Written 1 January 2019
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,057 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I only saw this church from it's exterior as I refuse to pay 5 euros to enter an ordinary church. It has a lovely stone facia and is situated down a side alley but not worth the effort unless you plan to pay to go inside.
Written 28 December 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
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 church it's name Saint Paul Of The Countryside or In The Fields ,it's a 14 century church ,it's beautiful facade is very evocative and makes for some great photographic opportunities.
Easy to locate on Carrer De Sant Pau in the Raval neighbourhood.
Well worth checking out.
Written 12 November 2018
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Karen H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Lovely church -- off the beaten path but well worth the visit. Found a Camino shell -- did not realize it was a destination for pilgrims -- contemplative and restful ... a wonderful place of repose.
Written 1 November 2018
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