Església de Sant Pere de les Puelles

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Església de Sant Pere de les Puelles information

Barcelona , Spain
Address
Street Plaça de Sant Pere
Getting there
metro Arc de Triomf
Opening hours
8.30am-1pm & 5-7.30pm Mon-Sat, 11am-2pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

It was around this church that settlement began in La Ribera. In 985 a Muslim raiding force under Al-Mansur attacked Barcelona and largely destroyed what was then a convent, killing or capturing the nuns. It was rebuilt in early medieval times, but not a great deal remains. The church’s pre-Romanesque Greek-cross floor plan survives, as do some Corinthian columns, beneath the 12th-century dome and a much-damaged Renaissance vault leading into a side chapel.