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The cloister of the Pedralbes Monastery during the ‘magic hour’

Visit the Pedralbes Monastery during the magic hour

The Royal Monastery of Pedralbes is open on Tuesdays and Fridays in summer so that you can see the Gothic style cloister.

The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Pedralbes is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city of Barcelona. Founded by Queen Elisenda de Montcada in 1327, the monastery was home to the clarisa nuns for almost six centuries in a row. Always with the aim of promoting the heritage of the monastery and its involvement in the history of the city of Barcelona, the Pedralbes Monastery opens its doors on Tuesdays and Fridays until September 29th with ‘The Magic Hour’.

Both the church and its cloister are an icon of Catalan Gothic and for its spaciousness and harmony, and the three-storey cloister is particularly noteworthy, as it still shows the many cells used by the nuns for personal collection. You can enter the enclosure between 6pm and 9pm to enjoy this space during the so-called 'magic hour', which is what the moment when the sun begins to set is called.

However, due to the current situation and health protocols, please note that only the cloister of the monastery can be visited and that the rest of the rooms and exhibitions will remain closed. Tickets are free and can be purchased at the monastery's website, where you will find all the information you need.

Publication date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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