Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet Vimbodí i Poblet

Reial Monestir Cistercenc de Santa Maria de Poblet Vimbodí i Poblet
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A magnificent architectural complex located among the most prominent monasteries in Europe. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, it is home to an important monastic community that preserves the sacred spirit of this site.

The Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet is located in the Conca de Barberà region, between the towns of Vimbodí, which is the municipality to which it belongs, andl'Espluga de Francolí. It is located on the northern slope of the Prades mountains, in a beautiful setting where there are abundant springs and the vast Poblet forest, which since 1984 has been recognized as a Natural Site of National Interest.

Poblet is an impressive architectural complex and is the largest inhabited Cistercian monastery in Europe. It preserves almost all the buildings that were built according to the needs of an active and expanding community, and with the protection of the rulers of the Catalan-Aragonese confederation. Especially since the reign of Pedro III the Ceremonious (1336-1387), when the monastery became the royal pantheon of the dynasty.

Poblet is the largest monastery on the Cistercian Route and, of the two male monasteries, it is the only one with a community of nuns.

In 1991 it was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Visiting hours:

  • From Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sundays and holidays: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sale of tickets in the shop of the monastery. Ticket sales end half an hour before the monastery closes at 12:00 and 18:00.

*Domestic animals are not allowed, except guide dogs.


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