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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  • The last time I came was even at school I decided to go again and the truth is that to see something different and disconnected from big cities this very well
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  • Guided very successful Cultural visit very recommendable PEAR very good guide learn about Cistercian Monastery! The religious celebrations can be followed
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  • The visit with guide was very well because they were going to explain each place that corresponded. There still live some 30 monks and also is gathering place for those who wish to spend a few days. All the monastery is spectacular with very large rooms and Church steeped in history.
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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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