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Monastery of Sant Cugat

The Monastery of Sant Cugat del Vallès, located in the Catalan town of San Cugat del Vallès, represents an outstanding spiritual and architectural legacy. Founded in the 9th century and built over several centuries, it was the main monastery of the county of Barcelona and housed the relics of Saint Cucuphas. Its historical importance lies in its contribution to the religious and cultural development of the region, as well as in its outstanding Romanesque architecture, especially evident in its imposing cloister, an emblematic example of Catalan art of the time.

Throughout its history, the monastery underwent several transformations and periods of splendor, being a center of monastic and spiritual activity for centuries. In addition, its influence extended beyond its walls, controlling other monasteries in the region. Today, the Monastery of Sant Cugat remains an important place of pilgrimage and a living testimony to the rich history and cultural heritage of Catalonia, recognized as a Cultural Asset of National Interest and admired for its architectural beauty and spiritual significance.


    • Address
      Plaça d’Octavià, s/n, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Sundays and holidays from 10:30 to 14:30
    • What to see
      Impressive Romanesque cloister, Museum

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