Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes
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Founded in the year 1327 by Queen Elisenda de Montcada, the wife of King James II, the Monastery of Pedralbes is one of the best examples of the Catalan Gothic. The various rooms in the area of the complex where the Poor Clare nuns lived until 1983, when it became a museum, show what life was like in the monastery. Prominent features of the monastery are its three-story cloister –the largest Gothic cloister in the world–, and the church. Inside the church is Queen Elisenda’s tomb, with two images of her: one facing the church’s interior, in which she is dressed as a sovereign, and the other looking onto the cloister, in which she appears as a widow and penitent. Also to be noted is the Chapel of St. Michael, with Gothic paintings, and kitchen, which is one of the places that best reflects the past. Around the cloister are arranged the most important rooms of the monastery, including the chapter house, the abbey hall, the infirmary, the refectory, the dormitory and the day cells, which are little rooms where some of the nuns chose to spend their free time in solitude. Indeed, everything at the monastery was organized around the cloister as the area of circulation, personal meditation and contemplation of nature.

Baixada Monestir 9
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