Barcelona treasures true gems of Gothic Art, some of which have so far passed rather unnoticed by the general public, despite their considerable historical and artistic worth.
We will learn more about the greatness of this ancient city and the old Crown of Aragon by visiting the excellent Gothic Art collection of the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) and the royal Pedralbes Monastery. In this Monastery, founded by Queen Elisenda in the 1320s, we will be welcomed by a spectacularly big and charming Gothic cloister along which we will access all areas of this monastic ensemble. We especially will not miss a small nun cell wondrously decorated with splendid early 14th century frescoes of Italianate Gothic style. In the afternoon we will explore the city’s oldest quarters and visit the former royal Palace and Chapel, the majestic Cathedral and the Santa Maria del Pi church, with its imposing bell tower and giant rose window.