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Poblet Monastery
The Monestir Santa Maria de Poblet.
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Poblet Abbey is home to a number of royal tombs and is considered a superb example of monastic architecture.
Inside the Abby:
Monastery Poblet Home
More pages will be forthcoming on the Abby. In the meantime, check out the links at the bottom of this column.
Royal Tombs
High Altar
Chapter House
Museum
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Photo above--Poblet Monastery.
After the 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.
Photo above--Main Cloister. All the main buildings of monastic daily life are clustered around this courtyard.

The abbey’s 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 guided.

Avove Photo--The Wine Room.


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  Information on this page is from my October 2003 visit to Spain.