A beautiful Gothic construction located in one of the poshest areas of the city, the Pedralbes Monastery was founded centuries ago, in the year 1326. The monastery was offered by King James II of Aragon to his wife, Elisenda de Montcada, and it became an important religious symbol in the city’s landscape. Today, the monastery is open to visitors, allowing them to discover not only the building’s beautiful architecture but also to explore the changing exhibits.
What are the working hours for the Pedralbes Monastery?
The Pedralbes Monastery has different working hours for different seasons of the year. Their winter time schedule, which goes from October 1st to March 31st, is from 10 am to 2 pm between Tuesdays and Fridays, and 10 am to 5 pm on the weekends. Their Summertime schedule, which starts on April 1st and ends on September 30th, is from 10 am to 5 pm between Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturdays, and from 10 am to 8 pm on the weekends.
The Pedralbes Monastery is closed on Mondays, on January 1st, Good Friday, May 1st, June 24th, and December 24th.
What are the ticket prices for the Pedralbes Monastery?
The general ticket costs 5€ per person, or 3.50€ for unemployed people, students under 30 years old, Library Card holders, disabled people, Carnet Jove holders, BCN Express user, and large families. People under 16 years old, Barcelona Card holders, and Members of Gaudir+ can visit the Monastery for free.
There are also special days when any visitor can go in for free, including each Sunday of the month after 3 pm, Santa Eulalia Day (the 12th of February), International Museum Day (May 18th), and La Mercé (September 24th).
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How can I get to the Pedralbes Monastery?
The Pedralbes Monastery is located at Baixada del Monestir, 9, in the district of Les Corts. If you are taking your car to get there, take exit 9 at Ronda de Dalt. If you are using public transportation, there are a couple of choices that will get you to the monastery. Line 12 of the FGC will get you to Reina Elisenda, which is located only 10 minutes away by foot from the monastery. You can also use the green line (L3) of the metro and exit either at Maria Cristina or Palau Reial, both of which will leave you about 20 minutes away. If you prefer to travel by bus, you can choose between lines H4, 63, 68 y 78 or the blue route, if you have a ticket for the Bus Touristic.
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