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Royal Convent of Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Barcelona

<p>Photograph of the Royal Convent of Santa Maria de Pedralbes</p>

Photograph of the Royal Convent of Santa Maria de Pedralbes

The Royal Convent of Santa Maria  de Pedralbes, founded in 1326 by Queen Elisenda de Montcada, the third wife of Jaume II, is a unique cultural and historical reference to the Poor Clare community, who lived there almost uninterruptedly from 1327 to 1982. The building is one of the best examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, by virtue both of its church and its three-storey cloister, one of the most spacious and harmonious examples of this style. Its artistic heritage is a point of reference for the study of customs, fashions and religious and secular life models, and helps us understand what life was like for the enclosed community until 1983, the year in which the convent was converted into a museum. The exhibitions ’Petras albas’ (from the  Latin meaning white stones), ’The treasures of the convent’, ’Plants, remedies and apothecaries’ and ‘“Murals under the magnifying glass: the paintings in the Saint Michael Chapel’ illustrate the museum complex.

SPACES

<p>Cloister of the convent in perspective</p>
The convent cloister and ’Plants, remedies and apothecaries’ exhibition
The convent cloister and ’Plants, remedies and apothecaries’ exhibition
<p>Frontal detail of the Chapel of Sant Miquel murals</p>
The Chapel of Sant Miquel
The Chapel of Sant Miquel
<p>Detail of the tomb in the convent church</p>
Tomb of Queen Elisenda of Montcada
Tomb of Queen Elisenda of Montcada
<p>Dormitory and the &lsquo;Convent treasures&rsquo; exhibition</p>
Dormitory and treasures of the convent
Dormitory and treasures of the convent
<p>The convent refectory</p>
The refectory
The refectory
<p>Convent kitchen</p>
The kitchen
The kitchen
<p>Infirmary and the &lsquo;Petras Albas. Pedralbes Convent and the Montcada Family (1326-1673)&rsquo; exhibition</p>
Infirmary and the ‘Petras Albas. Pedralbes Convent and the Montcada Family (132...
Infirmary and the ‘Petras Albas. Pedralbes Convent and the Montcada Family (1326-1673)’ exhibition
<p>The convent storeroom</p>
The storeroom and the diorama exhibition
The storeroom and the diorama exhibition
<p>Abbey (figure 11)<br /> Chapter house (figure 12)</p>
The abbey and the chapter house
The abbey and the chapter house
The convent church
The convent church
The convent church

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://monestirpedralbes.bcn.cat
OPENING TIMES
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EMAIL
monestirpedralbes@bcn.cat

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