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Royal Monastery of Poblet, World Heritage

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26/03/2020 Actualitat

Royal Monastery of Poblet, World Heritage

Visit with audioguide App

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.

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«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:

  • Visitors must bring and wear a mask.
  • Visitors must keep a safe distance 1.5 m from others.
  • Brochures are not provided. 
  • Maximum capacity 100 people.
  • Visitors must bring and wear a mask.
  • Pets are not allowed, except guide dogs.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (closes at 12:30 pm) and 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm (closes at 6:30 pm).
  • Sundays and public holidays: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (closes at 12:30 pm) and 3:00 pm at 6:30 pm (closes at 6:30 pm).

Ticket Sales. At the Monastery Shop Ticket sales end at 12.00 and 18.00 (half an hour before the closing of the monastery).

Admission Fees:

· General admission: 8,50 € 

· Reduced admission: 6,50 € (over 65 years, student card, youth card, teacher card, disability card, children from 7 years, large family card, single parent family card and unemployed people) all discounts they must be accredited.

Audio Guide 

Download to your mobile phone from the App Store or the Play Store "Poblet, official guide" app and make the most of your visit. Headphones required.

The app is available in 5 languages.

Tour Guides

Only in Catalan and Spanish.