The Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants
The monastery of San Pedro de Galligans (or monestir de Sant Pere de Galligants in Catalan) is among the most characteristic and interesting monuments of Girona.
Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest due to its long history and its particularities, the monastery was, in its beginnings, a Benedictine abbey built in the Romanesque style.
History of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants
This Benedictine monastery dates from the 12th century and is located a short distance from two very important points: the church of Sant Feliu and the Cathedral.
Its name comes from the Galligants stream (which today does not carry water) that was located next to one of the monastery walls. And it was this same stream that conditioned the construction of the building.
That is why many of the monastery rooms – which are traditionally located around the cloister – were built in a separate building.
The monastery survived over the centuries thanks to donations that made it possible to carry out numerous reforms. It passed from hand to hand, through different institutions, even hosting a Civil Guard barracks.
Today, the monastery is the headquarters of the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia.
Sant Pere de Galligants in Game of Thrones
Are you a fan of the Game of Thrones saga?
Well, you will like to know, as a curiosity, that the scenes corresponding to the Antigua library were recorded in this location.
So, if any stay sounds like something to you, it is not by chance.
An opportunity to discover the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants
Do you want to visit this peculiar monastery with a tour in which they tell you all the details about this building?
In Girona Tour we have 2 guided tours that include this monument on the route:
- Girona Monumental Tour: in addition to the monastery, we will visit the Cathedral of Girona, and the Arab baths. Are you interested? Learn more about Monumental Girona here.
- Medieval Girona Tour: from the walls of Girona, to the Jewish quarter, the old town or the Arab baths. And of course, the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants. Discover all this in our tour of Medieval Girona.
We will be happy to accompany you on your guided tour of Girona.
How to get to the Girona Tour meeting point
The starting point of “Girona Tour: Guided Visits and Tours in Girona | Gironatour.com” is located in the heart of Plaça de Catalunya, 17004 Girona. Although depending on the visit the meeting point may vary.
You will find us right next to the Gelateria La Gioconda ice cream parlor.
A 4-minute walk from the Jardines de la Muralla and a 3-minute walk from the Girona City Hall building.
1 minute walk from the Cadaqués Casino Bar