Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, Poblet

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Founded in 1151 by French monks, Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet forms a triangle with two other monasteries: Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus. Eight Aragonese kings were buried here over three centuries. War turned the monastery to ruins, but Italian monks reconstructed it in 1940. You’ll see the imprint of the centuries’ various architectural styles here. Active monks still live at this site. You can even visit the wine cellar for a tasting. Check online in advance for tour times. Before you head to Poblet, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Poblet tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Poblet has to offer, including Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet.
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  • We took a guided tour, out of season, it was a luxury, a very professional and very documented Guide. The monastery is a beauty. Don't miss the opportunity to visit it.
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  • We had visited the year before another monastery and wanted to see it. We were not disappointed. It's an interesting architecture for photographers.
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  • We arrived at Poblet Monastir at 10.30 in the morning (12.02.2017) and pay a visit without a guide (€7.50 per person, see photo ticket). In the store already gave us hurry, for in spite of not going on tour you obligated to go on guided group. Which gives a feeling of visitors from first and second. And the Guide seems that he speaks very softly (already is that we are in a monastery) so not to hear it. Tell the business that is very poor, they are 4 or 5 points of the monastery (cloister, some (mostly empty) rooms, walk through the roof, the Church and ready. I just visit!. Go with the guided group is a real waste of time waiting while they will giving the roll by the walky-talkys in each room. Total for the four things that are not worth it. The visit guided tour costs 10€ per person. Aim also as expensive (or very expensive) that is all in the souvenir shop. An example: a pencil costs €2.50!, also has no grace (shield or most representative anything that put the name - see photo-) and none of the store is really worthwhile. And tell the staff of sympathy in the public care little, seems they are forced to be there. Nothing, that the best is the visit by outside, the wall and the towers of the entrance and four photos from the road that surrounds it and which offers a good view of all the monastery (see photos) and outside. Very disappointing.
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  • Nice place for a relaxed day. There is a guided tour. Don't miss it!
  • Visit short, fast, lack of information and face with all this in mind. It was 10 euros per person and actually taught us 4 empty rooms and little else. In addition to this the guide who made the visit was very pedantic and condescending and disrespectful, especially with women. During the visit repeat tiresome and unnecessary way plenty of times the term "gentlemen" to refer to the entire group, composed not by men and women. The number of times that said "gentlemen" could have it divided by half and the other half of times to see appointed to the ladies who were there. This generally speaking of economy of language, if it wasn't for this and was otherwise still seems more incomprehensible. Asked him at the end of the visit please that next occasion took account to the whole of the Group and also appoint the ladies than in the may be, his answer was as throughout their performance, pedantic, condescending and disrespectful. Thus, answered me in "the book of style" (do not know to which referred) tells you only the obligation to refer to the group as warlords and that therefore didn't use the term ladies, too, in the future. I sincerely believe that it has neither style nor education, you will need to change the book. What little we saw of the monastery was architectural and culturally very rich.
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  • We have done the tour and is highly recommended! The perfect place to relax in a day is not a holiday.
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  • A very surprising monastery. many sculptures, ramps in exceptional wrought iron (see photo), a very calm atmosphere, milder weather behind the thick walls.
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  • Hidden plates in Spanish. Biased culture.
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