If you come to visit the Monastery of Sant Cugat, here you have the best information to know the monument.

We have prepared a tour through the highlights of the Monastery of Sant Cugat. If you like medieval architecture and art, the monastic site is one of
the best monuments in the province of Barcelona, just 15 minutes from the city. In the Monastery of Sant Cugat you can enjoy one of the best European
Romanesque cloisters and in the Church admire good examples of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic styles. But the Monastery holds many
other things. Here you’ll find a first selection.

Monastic site

The Cloister rooms

Church of the Monastery

Art Heritage of the Church

Abbot’s Palace

Bell Tower

What you cannot miss from the Monastery of Sant Cugat

If you don’t have much time, rent the audio guide and visit the points highlighted in the infographics, exploring the essence of the monument.

Did you know that the Benedictine community left the Monastery of Sant Cugat in July 1835 following the confiscation of ecclesiastical properties? Now we are the ones who can walk its thousand-year old walls.

The Cloister Rooms

Notable in the monastic site is the Romanesque Cloister, a symbolic and functional space surrounded by a series of rooms for the daily life of the monks and that enabled community lifeRead more
Church of the Monastery

The church is the central place of the monastic liturgy, where the monks prayed eight times a day to celebrate the Divine Office and where they welcome the people to the major feast days.Read more
Abbot’s Palace

In the 13th century a castle where the different Kings of Aragon spent some time was built upon the remains of an older building, probably a hospital.Read more
Bell Tower

The church’s bell tower is one of the most emblematic elements of the monastic site.Read more
Monastic site

The Monastery of Sant Cugat, occupied by a male religious community governed by the Rule of Saint Benedict...Read more
Monastery Museum

Discover the elements of the local heritage that tell us about historical epidemics in our town.Read More
Medieval Walls

The isolation of the monasteries and their inhabitants is physically reflected by the walls that separate the monastic site from the rest of the world.Read more
Main entrance tower

This construction fulfilled the function of tribute tower to Octavià Castle and was the entrance to the monasticsite, which had the essential elements to defend it from possible invaders.Llegir més
Om Square

Om Square was the intermediate part between the strict enclosure and the outside world beyond the Monastery walls, which is why there were lay people here.read more