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The church, built in a single nave with side chapels inserted between buttresses, displays the specific features of Catalan Gothic and mendicant architecture.

In use from the 14th century until 1983, the kitchen reflects the passage of time providing unique material evidence of the purpose it served down through history.

After more than 10 years closed to the public, the recent reopening of the St Michael’s Chapel has allowed to see the results of the recent restorations.

Central structure around which the monastery is organized and considered the world’s largest Gothic cloister, it has two galleries with 26 columns on each side.

The sepulchre, which was sculpted during her lifetime, consists of a marble, two-sided tomb occupying two storeys of the cloister within an arcosolium.

The chapter house was the community meeting place. Built in 1416, the room stands out for the stained glass windows, sculptures and painted panels.

The nun’s original sleeping quarters, from the XIV century, has undergone a number of alterations throughout the centuries to adapt it to the needs of the community.

The abbey room is one of the original few surviving spaces which preserves part of the mural decorations from the beginning of the century when it was built.

The refectory, where the nuns had their meals, in silence, is located in the cloister, facing the Fountain of the Angel, where the nuns used to wash their hands.

One of the best examples of a Renaissance hospital building, was the place where vegetables and fruit from the allotments, grain and farming tools were stored.
700 years of history await you
| 28/05/2015

Nutrition in the monastery in the Middle Ages was regulated by periods of fasting established by the Rule of St Clare.

| 28/05/2015

The chapel of St. Michael reopens after 10 years closed to the public to witness one of the jewels of Catalan Gothic art.

| 28/05/2015

We study in depth the concept of personal identity in the Middle Ages from a inscription in the chapel of St. Michael.

| 28/05/2015

The medicinal garden at the cloister of the monastery presents a hypothetical recreation of a medieval herbal fully functional.