The Monastery of Pedralbes is one of Barcelona’s outstanding examples of Catalan Gothic architecture founded by Queen Elisenda of Montcada in 1326. It is located in Pedralbes, a nice residential area in Barcelona. This place is known for its impressive central cloister which is considered one of the largest Gothic cloister in the world. You will see it has a central green garden with three floors, two galleries, arches and columns decorated with the symbol of the Kings of Aragon and the House of Montcada. Then in one of the cloister’s wings you will see the crypt of Queen Elisenda.
Today it is now a museum with permanent exhibitions showing the history, culture and art of the community that once lived there. It is also home to a small community of nuns, the order of Saint Claire.
Below you will find the address, nearest metro stations, bus stops, parking, opening hours, contact telephone and entrance fee to Monastery of Pedralbes.
Monasterio de Pedralbes
Baixada del monestir, 9
08034 Barcelona, España.
Tel: +34 93 256 3434
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00
Public Holiday: 10:00 - 14:00
Entrance fee: €5.00
The entry to the Pedralbes Monastery is free the first Sunday of each month, for all visitors, tourists and locals alike.
However you can get an entrance ticket discount with the Barcelona Card Express. For more details see our page Barcelona Card Review - What is Included: Unlimited Public Transport and Discount Entry for Attractions in Barcelona City Centre.
How to get to Monastery of Pedralbes
Metro: Maria Cristina (Green Line, L3)
From the metro you will walk about minutes 27 minutes to the monastery.
You could use the HolaBCN card which gives you unlimited travel on the public transport system including metro and Montjuïc funicular. The HolaBCN card can be purchased online here. Once purchased, you can then collect the physical card at the automated vending machines at any metro station.
For more information about the Barcelona metro, see our page below
Barcelona Metro Guide
Barcelona Airport Metro
Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop
Nearest stop for Monastery of Pedralbes is "Monestir de Pedralbes" on the blue route with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus
From the bus stop you will walk about minutes 6 minutes to the monastery.
Avinguda Pearson - Avinguda d'Esplugues: H4
Bisbe Català - Plaça de Pedralbes: H4, 68
From the bus stop you will walk about 5 to 7 minutes to the monastery.
Website: Monastery of Pedralbes