22 June 2011

El Monestir de Pedralbes

Some weeks ago I made a visit to the Monastery of Pedralbes, a little gothic jewel inside Barcelona. I liked it so much that I went again a couple of weeks after with Sant Lluc course attendees.

The cloister is not as rich as some others I've seen before (with a different capital for each column and so on) but is really elegant and harmonious.

This is the Queen's Hall, a good example of how proportions and space are Pedralbe's main appeals instead of richness and ornaments.

This a well in the cloister garden seen from the upper gallery. There was a marriage at the church and some few visitors, not so much people for a spring weekend. A very still, quiet and beautiful place to draw. I think I'll come back.