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Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet

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Considered one of the largest in Spain, this Cistercian abbey surrounds a 12th-century church.
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Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43430 Poblet, Spain
+34 977 87 00 89
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The monastery was open later than we expected and it was lovely. Not crowded, a bit cooler and the service started at 7.00pm so we were able to sit in and listen. The cloisters were also a highlight

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

One of those not so well known places but worth the trip! Besides being in one of the nicest routes to travel, the monastery is full of history & mysticism. Beautiful!

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The monastery is in a beautiful setting in the hills. Well worth a detour from Tarragona or Barcelona. You are free to tour the interior of the monastery but the visit to the church is timed with a guide. Amazing and unique almost hanging crypts...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited monastery with my girlfriend on Long Friday. The main church of the monastery was very impressive but the rest of the place not that much. Although the surrounding areas are beautiful. There was no English guided tour at all and it made us...More

1  Thank PerttuR12
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is a monastery in the peaceful town of Poblet, not too far from Tarragona. It is still active and you may see the occasional Cistercian monk walking around. You enter via a big open courtyard, and once inside you will find big halls, ornate...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is one of the iconic sites in Catalonia to visit. It is set in a beautiful area, surrounded by vineyards. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and well worth a visit.

Thank Killian D
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I live quite close by (at 20 Km) and drop in quite often. I've done the full tourist visit several times with friends/visitors and have also attended some of the music performances (open-air concerts by e.g. Jordi Savall and his band in summer or organ...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The nearly 900 year old monastery is a wonderful place for a spiritual retreat (regardless of your religion, it's quiet gardens, beautiful chapel and mountain setting are claiming and inducing of contemplation). There is a modern guest house with either fi, though no TV. It's...More

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Or non-Spanish speakers, the system for getting tickets is somewhat confusing. There ar two types - guided and-guided, but even with the non-guided ticket you are assigned an entry time. Some of the tours are guided by one of the monks. The buildings have been...More

Thank gaiteiro
Reviewed 1 November 2017

By bus from Tarragona at midday(Busplana towards Vimbodi) which arrives at 13.44. Quite a nice journey . By the time we arrived, I was the only soul on the bus and the driver made great effort to tell me not to miss the bus back...More

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Katherine E
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Response from JOHN P | Reviewed this property |
They only have tours in English during the high season and not many even then, We did not personally feel the lack, however. A visit to wiki the night before gives you enough background and there is a useful little hand-out... More