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 have done the tour. Very interesting. The Guide has made a visit very enjoyable full of references explaining them stays of the monastery by where were going. It explains basically about life in the monastery. You have to note that the visit is face, which only you can see a part of the monastery because they have the rule that women can not enter (is a community of male monks) and that they do not explain much of the history of Poblet and the Cistercian, but if questions Guide and is explained very well. It's austere, beautiful and interesting. If you do visit without guide count on bringing a good guide because if you will not only see stones. I recommend not last visit because it's already dark and close the source of the cloister. Do not miss it!
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  • Visit concerted in Spanish that had for a holiday to the afternoon. The place is worth a visit, no doubt. Monastery of the Cistercian order, in an environment pleasant, with much history of the Crown of Aragon. Perhaps for my taste, the Guide despite trying to make the pleasant visit anecodtas and jokes, put aside delve into historical and artistic aspects important to understand the whole. It is also clear that there is much longer than for the time of the visit, without exceeding a minute of this.
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  • Very well preserved building, the guided tour we did it with a monk, it is worth paying a little more and receive explanations of the monks living in the monastery.
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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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