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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  • This is a monastery in the peaceful town of Poblet, not too far from Tarragona. It is still active and you may see the occasional Cistercian monk walking around. You enter via a big open courtyard, an...  more »
  • It belongs to the route of the Cister from Tarragona along with Vallbona de las Monjas and las Cruces Santas. Worth visiting the three monasteries with a joint entry all three monasteries are complementary and joint entry can be used on different days.
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  • This is one of the iconic sites in Catalonia to visit. It is set in a beautiful area, surrounded by vineyards. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well worth a visit.  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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