Església de Sant Pere de les Puelles
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Former Convent de Sant Agustí
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Bar del Convent
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A great low-key place to eat good-quality French food, just off the quiet Plaça de Sant Pere. The restaurant is small but spacious, with...
Plaça de Sant Pere · interesting places nearby
Església de Sant Pere de les Puelles information
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.