SEFI 2022

Museu Monestir de Pedralbes

The Monastery of Pedralbes was founded by Queen Elisenda de Montcada in 1327 with the support of her husband, King James II. Following the spiritual currents of the time, the new monastery was occupied at its foundation by the Poor Clare Order, the female branch of the Order of St. Francis, which resided there virtually uninterrupted until 1983. The building is one of the best examples of Catalan Gothic architecture, both for the church and for the three-storey cloister, one of the largest and most harmonious in this style. As regards the church, special mention should be made of the sepulchre of Queen Elisenda, which has two sides, one facing into the church, where she is dressed in royal attire, and the other giving onto the cloister, where she is shown as a penitent widow. Other highlights are the 14th-century stained glass windows, several sepulchres of members of the nobility and the three choirs: the loft, lower choir and monks’ choir.

Date: September 22nd, 2022
Language of the visit: English
Tentative schedule: 1st Group: 15:00
2nd Group: 16:00
Meeting point: Baixada del Monestir, 9
Duration: 1 hour

H4, V5, 63, 68, 75, 78

Maria Cristina, Palau Reial (L3)

Walking Distance from Venue:
850m (13 min)

Museu Monestir de Pedralbes