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Friday, November 16, 2007

Pedralbes Gothic Monastery in Barcelona, Spain

Pedralbes Gothic Monastery in Barcelona, Spain [enlarge]

Built in the fourteenth century, the Pedralbes single-nave gothic monastery is located right under the mountains that mark the upper limits of Barcelona city. The impressive religious building was founded in 1326 by Queen Elisenda de Montcada the third wife of James II. In the image above you see the cloister garden under the morning sun full of medicinal plants. A must see besides the Pedralbes Monastery Museum (Bajada del Monasterio, 9, Tel.: 93 203 92 82) is the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Collection that includes a valuable religious art exhibition from XV and XVII. You can get to Pedralbes Monastery on the sightseeing buses as this is part of the Romanesque and Gothic Route. Check this one in particular: Bus Turistic The Northern Route

2 comments:

  1. How interesting that you have that there, this Romanesque and Gothic Route, I'm sure its fabulous.

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  2. É sem duvida um excelente local.

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