This quiet church is an island of solitude and peace in the heart of busy Barcelona. It is part of the Monastery of Santa Anna, that since the 12th century has belonged to the Order of the Holy Sepulcher. The beautiful church is built in the shape of a Greek cross, and it has a Romanesque style, a style that reminds of the Roman style. Its exterior is totally Gothic, like its dome, the monastery and the chapel, from the 15th century.
The Romanesque window in the cornice, inside the church, as well as the transept (the broad section of the church in the shape of the cross) and the dome all depict scenes from the Book of Genesis. In the church, right next to this part, you can see the chapel of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You will recognize it according to the reproduction that stands there, of sculpture from 1936.
It is no less interesting to see the dormitories of the monks in the church. They were built in the 15th century, and are of all different styles, really showing the different evolution that happened from the Gothic-Catalan style until the Renaissance style.