|Inside the Abby:
More pages will be
forthcoming on the Abby. In the
meantime, check out the links at
the bottom of this column.
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Reconquest, the Poblet Monastery
was established in the mid- 12th
century as part of a resettlement
strategy for the region .
By the 14th
century, the abbey owned 60
villages and selected the mayors
of some 10 towns. Tributes from
its holdings allowed the
monastery to expand on its
construction. Unfortunately, in
1835 all monasteries in Spain
were disbanded and during the
Carlist War, Poblet Abbey was
pillaged and set afire.
above--Main Cloister. All the
main buildings of monastic daily
life are clustered around this
The abbeys restoration started
in 1930 and it was reestablished as a
monastery when four Italian monks took up
residence in 1940.
Today, all visits to the abbey are
Photo--The Wine Room.