Sant Pere de les Puelles

Sant Pere de les Puelles, (Saint Peter of the Innocents) is one of the oldest churches in Barcelona.

Puelles is from the Latin puella for girl. Legend has it that the puellae, when threatened with rape and murder by the invading Moors under Al-Mansur in 986, disfigured themselves by slicing off their own ears and noses in an attempt to save themselves. Little of the original church remains except the beautiful stained-glass window illuminating its stark interior. Open for mass only