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Monestir de Sant Pere de les Puel·les

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  • Ciutat Vella
Sant Pere de les Puel·les
Sant Pere de les Puel·les

Time Out says

In one of Barcelona's hidden squares, which itself is a charming and quiet place to stop for a rest and to recharge your batteries, stands a church that gives its name to the square. The Romanesque church, Sant Pere de Puel·les, dates back to 945 AD, when a nunnery of the same name was built outside the city walls and stood through attacks and fires.

While the religious community has since moved to a different site in the upper part of Barcelona (Anglí, 55) and the church was remodelled at the start of the 20th century following a fire, there are still some relics from the past, and one of the two original bell towers remains and rings out across the Ciutat Vella neighbourhood.


Plaça de Sant Pere
Arc de Triomf (M: L1), Urquinaona (M: L1, L4)
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