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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  • One of the three monasteries that make up La Ruta del Cister, Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges; It belongs to the municipality of Vimbodí (Conca de Barberà). Ramón Berenguer IV gave the land for its creation (1150). The various rooms of the monastery were built in successive centuries, this explains the variety of styles, Church, room and part of the cloister (12TH century), is enriched with paintings and altarpieces; heritage the main altarpiece in Alabaster (1526-1531). It was plundered by the French (1809-1811). The 1835, as a result of the seizure, the monastery was abandoned and exposed to looting. During the XX s, have been created several commissions for its restoration, was declared a national monument the 1921, Unesco declared in 1991 to the monastery of Poblet to the world, for its monumental and cultural heritage
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  • Guided visit that he did not reach an hour and I happened pretty fast. The Guide gave very good explanations, but the visit went too fast. Every corner of the monastery despertava curiosity with its history and charm, is spectacular and it would be more if had not suffered looting during its history. Various areas with Romanesque and Gothic construction. When impresses in the Pantheon, surrounded by the graves of those who were Kings or nobles of the Empire of the Crown of Catalonia i Aragó for several centuries. Some 20 monks live in the monastery and in summer do concerts of ancient music. Too bad that areas not accessible to visitors there are. The environment is very landscape and surrounded by vineyards. The monastery has its own winery. I recommend guided tour.
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  • The monastery is wonderful, very well preserved despite all the depredations suffered during many years. Highly recommended tour it, we had a huge luck with a gentleman who made us a fantastic explanation. All the monastery is not open to visitors since continued inhabited by monks.
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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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