The monastery complex is the headquarters of the History Museum. Restoration work has opened up new areas to visitors, such as the Romanesque towers (named the 'Smoke' and 'Horn' towers), which are located either side of the unique pre-Romanesque façade of the Iron Door, the Abbot's Palace, which has rooms for temporary exhibitions, and space to renovate the permanent exhibitions.
The Chapter house holds the archaeological collection. A display on the history of the city and the sea, as well as collections on craftsmanship and artwork are shown on the second and third floors. Here visitors can enjoy the paintings of Josep Albertí, an exhibition on craftsmanship and the cork industry, and a display dedicated to the relationship between the city and the sea, which can be complemented with a visit to a display on Maritime Rescue in the 19th century.
The new project, focused on health, is located on the renovated fourth floor, which has also two conference rooms with capacity for 150 people in the old monastic scriptorium.
The culinary area, which includes the kitchen, the refectory and the Rector's garden, which all provided high-quality food linked to healthy eating based on local and seasonal products.
General admission: €2.00
Concessions: €1.00, for students, unemployed, retirees, teachers and accredited groups.
Free admission: under 8 years
September to June: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, and from 4 pm to 7 pm and; Sundays and Bank Holidays from 10 am to 1 pm.
July and August: check www.guixols.cat/museu/museu/horaris.html
Closed: Tuesdays (except for Bank Holidays); 25 and 26 December and 1 January.
By the AP-7 motorway (E 15): Take the 9A exit. Continue along the C-35 and C-65 (take the exit for Sant Feliu de Guíxols sud). Take the Ronda de Llevant until you reach the monastery.
By the N-II: Continue along the C-35 and C-65 (take the exit for Sant Feliu de Guíxols sud). Take the Ronda de Llevant until you reach the monastery.