Monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona, Vallbona De Les Monges

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  • Cared for by nuns, even medieval monastery are in "pray and work". Very good the guided tour, with audiovisual and a guide to excellent. Remains of "Violant of hungria¨, Queen of the Catalano-Aragonese Crown. A couple of hours used to learn about history of our land.
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  • the monastery is part of the route of the cister essential along with santes creus and poblet. the understanding of the history and evolution of the monastery visit clear shower and entertaining guide. very nice us facilitated a lot the visit coming even when already had started
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  • Founded at the beginning of the 12th century, Santa María de VALLBONA DE LES MONGES is the most important female Cistercian Monastery in Catalonia. From the time of its construction, the 1153, has always been inhabited by nuns and currently form part of the Cistercian Route (along with Santes Creus and Poblet). The set is representative of Cistercian art, faithful to the rule of Saint Benedict. As you can be seen in Vallbona de les Monges, dispenses ornamentation, getting sober and functional spaces. The origin of the monastery is linked to Ramón de Vallbona, who brought to her around some communities of hermits. In 1157 the count of Barcelona, Ramón Berenguer IV, made donation of the place of Cervoles (La Pobla de Cérvoles, Garrigues) in order to establish a male community there. At that time grew the monastery of Poblet, which objected to this Foundation and finally got that in 1171 there happen to their property. In addition to this community of Cervoles, Ramón de Vallbona had assembled a second in Vallbona, mixed both. This community of Vallbona is news from the 1153. In 1175 the male community moved to Poboleda (Priorat), in Vallbona was female, under the direction of Berenguera of Cervera, and Cérvoles remained in the hands of Poblet. Privileges which enjoyed the monastery were the basis of a Manor, which became a center of political, legal and economic life that brought together a vast territory Vallbona, with the Abbess at the front. Thanks to this situation, of this monastic Centre depended on greater or lesser intensity other religious establishments: the Pedregal de Tàrrega, Sant Hilari in Lleida, Santa María de la Bovera (then Vallsanta) in Guimerà, Santa María de Bonrepòs i la Saïdia's Valencia. At its time of splendor it had become a community of hundred and fifty nuns. During the visit to the Church, worth raise sight momentarily. At the main gate (s. XIII) one of the first relief of Santa Maria that appear in a tympanum in Catalonia. Once inside, the temple is characterized by simplicity and the wonderful play of light. To the right of the altar is the simple and smooth sarcophagus of Queen Violant of Hungary, spouse of James I the conqueror. Simplicity and austerity continues in the cloister, where the construction phases are clearly. The primitive southern, Romanesque nave, has no decoration. The ship lift, Romanesque 13th century, presents small rosettes. The Northern nave is Gothic and, finally, West ship is a Renaissance building from the 16th century, but following the general style of the Romanesque galleries. Four sides of a cloister, four cardinal points, Medley, four stories to the history of the beauty of simplicity in a monastery.
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