Monasterio de Sant Joan de les Abadesses
This Benedictine monastery was founded in the 9C. The current church, consecrated in 1150, is the work of a congregation of Augustinian monks. In the central apse of the church, admire an extraordinary Romanesque group representing the Descent from the Cross (1251). Note also the 14C Gothic altarpiece of Santa María la Blanca. The 15C cloisters, in Catalan Gothic style, lead to a museum with an impressive collection of silverware, sculptures and embroidery.
Address:17860 Sant Joan de les Abadesses
Phone:+34 972 72 23 53
Price:3 € (-12 years old free of charge) €
Jul-Aug: 10am-7pm; May-Jun and Sep: 10am-2pm, 4pm-7pm; Mar-Apr and Oct: 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Sun 10am-2pm, Sat and Bank Hols 10am-2pm, 4pm-6pm