The Monastery of Sant Cugat consists of a church, built in the 11th and 12th centuries, and impressive Romanesque cloisters surrounded by the Chapter House and monastery buildings. There are remains of an ancient Palaeo-Christian building inside the monastery. The monastery contains examples of art from the Romanesque to the Baroque. The cloister, with more than seventy capitals decorated with various religious and profane subjects, is said to be one of the most important in Europe. The Monastery is closed on Mondays.
Recommended by Victoria Hunt
Contact Details: Plaça d’Octavià, 1, 08172 / +34 936 759 951 / www.santcugat.cat
The Monastry square, Placa d’Octavia is a lovely place to hang-out with a coffee or tapas – they often have children’s activities on here during weekends and in the summer it’s full of children every evening playing. (Victoria Hunt)