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Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants Right in the heart of the city

The Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, from the 12th century, is one of the most important Romanesque monuments in Girona. It is located within the urban setting of the city, an unusual fact given that most monasteries are found in places of isolation. But this Benedictine Abbey is also unique for its chancel and the bell tower.

The chancel of Sant Pere is unique for having a complicated asymmetrical form: it is formed by a main apse with two apsidioles on one side and one on the other, while at the end of the arm of the transept there is another lateral apse which makes one think about the reuse of elements from a previous church. Within this space is found the perfectly symmetrical eight-sided bell tower, with Lombard decoration.

Most notable is the sculpture found on the capitals of the main nave and, above all, those of the chancel. It is these for which Sant Pere de Galligants is most famous; and which have generated most controversies... some historians are firmly convinced that they bear the hand of the Master of Cabestany and his workshop; others, however, believe that they are influenced by the School of Toulouse.

From 1857, Sant Pere de Galligants was used as a museum of archaeology and fine arts, one of the oldest in Catalonia. Currently it is the headquarters of the Girona branch of the Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia and includes the archaeological materials found in the excavations of several sites in the Girona region, from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

Plan your visit

What can I do?

- Take advantage of the family activities offered by Sant Pere de Galligants to visit their rooms and halls.
- Specially designed for schools, the Monastery offers visits, workshops and educational packages.

Event hire

From 1st June to 30th September
from Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:30 am to 7 pm
Sundays and public holidays: from 10 am to 2 pm

From 1st October to 31st May
from Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 am to 6 pm
Sundays and public holidays: from 10 am to 2 pm

Closing days: every Monday, the 24th, 25th and 26th December, and the 1st and 6th January.


Normal admission: €6

Group admission: €4
People 65 or older, people under 25 years, pensioners, families (2 adults and one child or more), people with a disability certificate and accredited companions.

Tourist group admission: €4
Groups of 20 people or more people with prior reservation through tourist companies or similar.

Special reduced admission: €2
Groups of students with a teacher who made reservation with the Monuments and Sites Department between 1 July and 31 August and people with a large family or single-parent card.

Free admission: €0
People under the age of 8 years, unemployed persons, members of the ICOM or ICOMOS, members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya, teachers of formal education, groups of students with a teacher who have made a reservation and on the last Tuesday of each month between the months of October to June.


Monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants - Museu
C. de Santa Llúcia, 8
17007 Girona
Tel. (+34) 972202632

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Girona. Museo de Arqueología de Cataluña

Located in the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, one of the most outstanding monuments of Catalan Romanesque art, the museum brings together the archaeological materials found in excavations at various sites in the region of Girona