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Royal Monastery of Poblet, World Heritage [CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE]

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26/03/2020 Actualitat

Royal Monastery of Poblet, World Heritage [CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE]


New Visitor Center and new Museum tour, are two new equipment that allow you to locate Poblet in the context of its creation, explore its history and offer a renewed reading of the meaning of monastic life in the 21st century.


«An impressive architectural complex and one of the largest monasteries in Europe. Declared World Heritage, it is home to a large monastic community that maintains the spirituality of the place»

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet is located within the region of Conca de Barbera, between the towns of Vimbodí, it belongs to the municipality, and Espluga of Francolí sheltered northern slopes of the mountains of Prades, in a beautiful setting and abundant sources which flow where the great forest of Poblet forest, lush and varied vegetation, which was one of many possessions of the monastery (since 1984 Natural Area of ​​National Interest) . The name derives from the Latin for poplar (Populetum). Village and is an impressive architectural monuments can be counted among the most important monasteries in Europe. In addition to the magnificent church, prominent example of Cistercian art, preserved almost all the buildings that were built according to the needs of a community filled with vitality and expansion and protection of the sovereigns of the confederation Catalan-Aragonese: especially since the Ceremonious Peter III (1336-1387) made the monastery cemetery royal dynasty. 

Is the biggest monastery on the Cistercian route and the only one of the two monasteries that has a community of monks. In 1991 it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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Guidelines to follow for the monastery visit:

  • The visits will be carried out without a guide and keeping the distance 1.5 m from the rest of the visitors.
  • Does not include a visit to the new visitor center or museum.
  • Safety measures: the mandatory use of the mask to enter, the safety distance or the hydroalcoholic gel, among others.