The Reial Monastery of San Pedro de Puellas (Sant Pere de les Puel·les in Catalan) is an old Benedicte monastery located on the Born Quarter.
The history of this ancient monastery of San Pedro de Puellas, dates back to 945. Unfortunatelly, a few years later the monastery was brutally attacked and the nuns were killed or sold as slaves and the monastery suffered serious damage.
Count Borrell II was in charge of restoring it and the monastery grew slowly to a large religious community, formed mainly by the daughters of the nobility of the time, who also maintained
the convent economically.
In 1835, the community suffered exclaustration and the monastery became a prison. In 1873 the cloister as well as other dependencies were dismantled. The monastery suffered a fire in 1909 after which it was rebuilt. And another fire followed during the Spanish Civil War, in 1939.
The history of this convent has not been easy, and today only its church and one of the original towers survived. The charming central square is a quiet, serene spot in the center of Barcelona old town, where you can have a glass of wine in one of the small bars.