The Monastery of Sant Cugat
Leave the train at Sant Cugat station and walk to one of the constructions that reflect the historical importance of the region. The Royal Monastery of Sant Cugat was the most important monastery in the medieval period in the entire county of Barcelona. The giant gothic rose window on the façade provides a good example of its magnitude, as do the surviving walls and towers, built in the 14th century. The Benedictine abbey dates back to the 9th century, with a well preserved church and cloister, the jewel in the crown, Romanesque and with some capitals that deserve close attention. This cloister houses the central office of the Museum of Sant Cugat, which is surrounded by the chapter house and the old monastic premises.