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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  • Although we had bad luck, the day of the visit, because it was raining to seas, this example of Cistercian Abbey, did not therefore surprise us. To reach the Church and monastery, properly should spend three enclosures franked by two doors or large arches. The first door of Prades, is a large semicircular arch, which gives access to the first of the enclosures, where the workers, peasants and legos, were staying at present, is occupied by a large ships of the Codorníu cellars, that the tradition of the Cistercian monks in the 16th century, Burgundy, made with the Pinot Noir grape wines , Regarding today's typically Catalan Winery from the second to the third enclosure, accessed through the Golden Gate, transferred once this observed opposite the entrance to the Church by the Baroque gate and can distinguish left between two towers the Royal gate, which gives entry to the monastery itself the Church began to build at the beginning of the 12th century , basilical ground plan with three naves, with a notable Gothic portico, under the auspices of Ramón Berenguer IV, count of Barcelona. It was used as a royal Pantheon of the Kingdom of Aragon. On both sides of the nave and the altar inside, is the Royal sepulchres, where lie the Kings and noble sons of those who influenced the construction of the monastery in a decisive way. Among them, Jaime I, Juan II and Fernando I of Aragon. By its simplicity and grandeur, can not (during the visit), escape from the feeling of austerity of the monastic life of its inhabitants. So it is, from the chapter room, the refectory and the kitchen, as well as the room of the dormitory, the sacristy and the library, despite its large size, are cozy and at the same time strange. Singular faculty because of their geographical location. It was declared by Unesco in 1991 heritage, therefore, I think that the visit to this monastery is obligatory.
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  • the first mention of the monastery in the 12 century Cistercian monks the monastery was established here. The monastery was founded specifically to strengthen positions on the reclaimed land of the Saracens. Tomb appeared here in the aftermath of the Aragonese Kings. The monastery is included in the UNESCO list. The monastery can be seen even from afar. Much of the high walls of the fortress as the Amazing stone carved decorations. Patio planted with lavender and trees
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  • Absolutely fantastic. The tour is very well done. The cloister and the Church are majestic. And then, go eat then for € 20 at the restaurant. Excellent.
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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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