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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  • We were here and did the guided tour and very complete. All very well explained. Everything's perfect. It's worth a visit. It's very interesting what they explain to you and the information they give you everything. The monastery is impeccable and well preserved. There are still active monks and some parts cannot be visited because they are doing their daily activities. All very nice. Interesting also to see the two audiovisuals from the beginning.
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  • Visited late in the morning with light just right to start the walk! Almost no one, a simple plan pcq no audioguide in French (? Napoleon 1st ...) This is the middleman before going to Santes Creus ... The entrance is simple but once past the door and the first buildings the church and its façade contrasts with the walls and imposing towers of the cloister .... A rich history with the Kings of Aragon an imposing but explicit architecture and interiors almost identical to the beginnings ... It's a marvel.
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  • I highly recommend taking the tour with David (a bald, tall boy from the front desk). It was very interesting the tour!
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  • What a nice way to spend a couple of hours! You get a real sense of how the monks lived. The architecture is amazing and the gardens are so pretty. We even got the organ being played which made it seem more special. The drive up was pretty and easy. Parking was free and the the lot was big. Bathrooms are clean. The gift shop is nice and it's easy to find things you'd like to buy.
  • Beautiful place to visit, full of history and tranquility. The Cistercian architecture style is truly remarkable in its simplicity. I could have spent hours just sitting in the cloister. Filled my heart with peace.
  • Amazing place to visit. Beautify restored and maintained.
  • It was okayish! I thought entry was expensive at 12 euro for what was there. Not very informative. Worth going if your in the area but otherwise i wouldnt bother
  • Very interesting visit, definitely go for the guided tour! Really worth visiting
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