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Monestir de Poblet, Spain

From series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
Year: 1151.

Poblet is one of the largest monasteries in Spain. It was founded in 1151. The monastery is located on the territory of the municipality of Vimbodi i Poblet. This majestic monastery has been used as a Royal Pantheon since its foundation. Many Royal tombs are located on its territory. The tombs are distinguished by their design. The best Catalan sculptors worked on their creations. The Poblet Monastery was one of the richest in the country from its foundation until the 1830s. Hundreds of works of art decorated it. Priceless religious relics were kept in the monastery.

Monestir de Poblet, Spain Everything changed with the beginning of the First Civil War. The monastery was completely looted during this period. All the art decorations and antique furniture were stolen from it. Some buildings of the monastery were burned. The monastery was almost completely in ruins after the end of the war in the middle of the 19th century. It was fully restored only by 1930. The historic monastery is active today. 30 monks live in it permanently.

The monastery managed to preserve some of its old design elements despite its complex history. You can see the wonderful vaulted galleries in its courtyard. They were created in the 12th century. Some elements of the Royal tombs also remained intact. You can see the wonderful 12th-century church in the central part of the architectural complex. Fascinating excursions are conducted through the vast territory of the monastery. You can visit its most hidden corners during the tour. You need to spend at least three hours exploring all the local attractions. Next - Donana National Park

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'CaixaBank' located in 2.42 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Autocars la Costa, S.L' is located in 6.95 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gasolinera' in 2.57 km
Supermarket: 'Conca Aliment' in 2.25 km
Parking: 'Pàrquing del Monestir de Poblet' in 0.15 km
Apotheek: 'FARMÀCIA ROVIRA' in 2.52 km
Police station: 'Policia Local de Montblanc' in 6.54 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurant Bosseria de Poblet' in 0.02 km
Railway station: 'Vimbodi I Poblet' in 2.82 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Reus Airport REU - in 26 km
 »  Lleida-Alguaire Airport ILD - in 59 km
 »  El Prat Airport BCN - in 83 km
 »  De La Seu Airport LEU - in 110 km
 »  Girona - in 151 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Monestir de Poblet

Hotel Rural Masia Font de L'Oca

Located in 0 km from Monestir de Poblet
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Rooms: 5
The rooms at Font de l'Oca feature traditional furniture, a private bathroom and views of the garden or the forest. Some come with a private balcony. … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartaments Ca La Pauleta

Located in 2 km from Monestir de Poblet
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Rooms: 12
Each apartment has a living-dining area with a TV. They also have a well-equipped kitchen, with a dishwasher and a microwave. Kitchen utensils are … More: photo, rates and booking
Castell de Riudabella

Located in 3 km from Monestir de Poblet
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Rooms: 2
Each apartment at Castell de Riudabella has exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Living areas feature a fireplace and flat-screen satellite TV with … More: photo, rates and booking
Maset de les Talaveres - Casa de Pagès

Located in 5 km from Monestir de Poblet
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Rooms: 5
The individually decorated rooms at Maset de les Talaveres have underfloor heating. There is a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy meals prepared with … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Monestir de Poblet - Tarragona

This picturesque Spanish town is situated on the Mediterranean coast. Rambla Vella Street is considered the central part of Tarragona. This street conventionally divides the town into two parts. The northern part of the town is the location of old quarters. Here you will see buildings that stand here from the reign of the Roman Empire. The old town is surrounded by high fortifying wall, which is also one of the main attractions. The southern part of Tarragona is a new one. Here are located numerous modern business centers, restaurants and hotels.

Start your introduction with this town from visiting the so-called Mediterranean balcony. This is a spacious observation deck, which is located on a hill. The deck features breathtaking views of the coast. From here you can see the ruins of an ancient amphitheater, which is also known as the main attraction of the Old Town. This arena was built for 12 000 spectators, and so here often took place numerous performances and gladiator fights. Near the amphitheater is located the church of Santa Maria del Miracle, the construction of which took place in the 12th century. This is a beautiful Gothic building, which is reminiscent of the tragic events of the past. The church was built in the memory of first Christians of Tarragona, who had been executed on the stage of the amphitheater.
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