Its dimensions are spectacular, which is why it is considered one of the largest in European Gothic architecture.
In addition to its size, it is also noted for its rich composition. The tracery of the windows and the varied repertoire of the capitals make it a must-see space. Slightly trapezoidal in layout, the cloister is comprised of four galleries and seventeen pointed windows, twelve of which surround the central courtyard, while the remaining five are, quite exceptionally, facing the city, which gives the southeast gallery an exceptional view. Of the seventeen windows, fifteen are different.
Completely atypical, the cloister is located at the foot of the church due to lack of space, which involved the sacrifice of the Romanesque facade and the obligation to build, in front of it, the Gothic facade of the Apostles. The gates to the Canonical House are opposite the viewpoint. The two Renaissance gates are the most outstanding, the Chapter Hall Gate and, especially, the Santa Maria Gate, considered the best example of this new style in Lleida.
Like the church, the cloister was a cemetery and place of worship, where church members, academics, traders and master builders sought eternal rest.