Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, Poblet

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. To visit Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet on your holiday in Poblet, and find out what else Poblet has to offer, use our Poblet travel route builder app .
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  • Magnificent visit if you love history and architecture. Poblet has buried eight Kings of the casal de Aragón, in a magnificent royal Pantheon in the center of the Church. Style blend of Romanesque and Gothic, the architectural ensemble is spectacular, and too bad that the interior has suffered many looting. Nestled in a quiet area, this beautiful Cistercian Monastery is a haven of peace. It has a restaurant with a ratio quality - price very appreciable. I recommend a guided tour of a monk, they are two hours very well used.
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  • I was taken here by Carles from El Blasi because he could! Very much a complete monastery which continues to astound through its size and elegance. The tour was of a reasonable duration with a limit o...  more »
  • Grand monastery, surprising its size, impeccable architecture, very well maintained and well defined stages. Rich in its simplicity. Organized by session and with the possibility of guided tour. The visit lasts a long time and is quite recommended. It is good idea to review some history of Aragon and Catalonia and architectural styles before you go, you will enjoy more.
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  • Beautiful place! Feel the story, old times ... Silence and quiet...
  • Must-see monument in Catalonia. Impressive.
  • Nice place for a relaxed day. There is a guided tour. Don't miss it!
  • Already the landscape that greets the visitor has its charms. The Unesco World Heritage Monastery located in Catalonia about one hundred kilometres from Barcelona. The Cistercian complex well maintained and inhabited by Benedictine monks who do guide, dates back to the 12th century and houses the tombs of eight monarchs and six Queens. Beautiful cloister and the rich library (unfortunately not open). Interesting heterogeneous architecture of the monastery with different styles: from the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, until arriving to the Baroque.
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  • From Tarragona (beautiful town about an hour from Barcelona) friends from where we were visiting took us to visit the monastery of Poblet, which is 40 km away. The scenery around the monastery is really nice not to mention the monastery itself! We took a guided tour and although in Spanish we understood very well the story that characterizes it. A must visit if you are in the area! You will be fascinated!
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