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Sant Pau del Camp
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Ranked #60 of 790 things to do in Barcelona
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

My favorite church in Barcelona. 3 Euros to get in. Only one other person while I was there. Would fit in a large purse. Not an intimidating building like some of the others. The interior is beautiful with simple and clean architecture.

1  Thank jultimb
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place is hidden in 5 minutes walk from Parallel.
Please check the working hours on the website (there’s also a schedule printed outside the place, it’s a bit different from the working hours on the website, not sure which one is correct).
This is a very old church and a cloister. If you’re a fan of everything medieval, you’ll be in awe. The church was founded in 900-1000 AD, and renovated in the 13th century (maybe some minor renovations afterwards, but they were done really well). Basically, the current look dates back to 13th century.
Be careful, some beggars are usually sitting outside and asking for money.
When we entered, there was an elderly ticket lady who spoke English. The entrance fee is 3 euros per person, 1,5 euros for students. We gave her the money and she gave as a booklet an English about with a story of the place, and showed us the way. Basically, you enter the old stone yard, and then you can proceed to the church itself. There are not many people there, in fact we stayed in the church for 15 minutes all by ourselves, which was great. Old Gregorian chants were played (not real, but recorded ones) and added to the atmosphere.
The territory open for tourists is small, but it’s enough. You can walk around and explore the old engravings, some interesting elements on the walls. Don’t forget to go to the small yard and to look at the church outside.
To me, this was an unforgettable experience. I felt something special here. So happy this gem stood here for so long and I could see it.

3  Thank Kseniya D
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

OK, so the current church and cloister buildings may not date back to before 1000 a.d. But this is a very, very old church -- and it is very much worth visiting while you are visiting the nearby lower part of La Rambla. The admission charge is very modest, and the history that is offered is unique within Barcelona. We are glad we went.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016

We pretty much stumbled on this place as we were traversing the neighborhood. The inside, at first glance, is very plain until you start noticing the details. The wooden statues become more beautiful the more you look at them. There are even carvings of animals and fish above the front door, 13th century. And the church has a beautiful courtyard, also with capitals adorned by animals. This is a very restful place to stop and visit.

Thank Pamwiltravel
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

A very nice romanic-style church and cloister, dating from the 10th century at least, it is a beautiful spot to visit in Barcelona. You would think that this kind of gentle, aged, classical beauty belongs to somewhere else... but no, we are still in Barcelona, a short walk from the gothic cathedral and from Gaudi's modern masterpieces... We found it by chance, taking a walk to a palace... But it deserves an aimed visit, as much as the much better known highlights of Barcelona.

Thank lilliputz
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