Sant Pau del Camp

C/Sant Pau 101. (Open Map)
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Description

St Paul in the Field

Sant Pau del Camp reflects a time when the Raval was still countryside. In fact, this Romanesque church is over 1,000 years old; the date carved on its most prestigious headstone – that of Count Guifré II Borrell, son of Wilfred 'the Hairy' and inheritor of all Barcelona and Girona – is AD 912.

The church's impressive façade includes sculptures of fantastical flora and fauna along with human grotesques. The tiny cloister is another highlight with its extraordinary Visigoth capitals, triple-lobed arches and central fountain.