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Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet

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Address: Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43448 Poblet, Spain
Phone Number: +34 977 87 00 89
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15:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:30 - 12:30
Sun - Sat 15:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 12:30
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Considered one of the largest in Spain, this Cistercian abbey surrounds a...

Considered one of the largest in Spain, this Cistercian abbey surrounds a 12th-century church.

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Very beautiful monastery. Unfortunately there was no guided tour in English and because you can not tour the monastery on your own you have to join the Spanish tour. But you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Majorca, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you speak perfect Catalan or Castellano DO NOT buy the entrance with the tour included. unfortunately we did this and we were totally RIPPED OFF. Here's what happened: We were happy to just visit freely without a guide but at the time of buying the entrance tickets, a tour in Castellano was just starting. I hummed and aahed... More 

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful monastery. Unfortunately there was no guided tour in English and because you can not tour the monastery on your own you have to join the Spanish tour. But you receive a booklet in English. The tour takes about 1 hour and is very nice. There is a gift shop with wines from the monks and some pottery. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to have a private tour by the mayor of mount blanc and the abbot. The tour was exceptional as was the history of th location. We were lucky to have this opportunity and I encourage all to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This monastery was originally founded in 1150, and over the years played a very important role in the political life of Catalonia. It houses the tombs of several Spanish kings and queens but was abandoned in the 1830s and allowed to fall into disrepair. It was restored in the 1940s and is now an active monastery where a community of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

You have to wait for tickets to go on specific tours so we just walked around the grounds. It doesn't take longer than an hour and was very pleasant. They have a nice looking restaurant on the grounds and a nice place across the road that we went to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful monastery with absolutely gorgeous cloister and the tombs of royals. Fantastic architecture, worth seeing. My minor complaint would be towards the visitor experience, we bought the tickets and then were left to wait about twenty minutes until someone came and opened the grounds for us. The tour was self-guided but we were only allowed to enter parts of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

There is a number of interesting features about Poblet monastery, but nothing that one would call extraordinary. In fact, our visit left us slightly underwhelmed for a UNESCO Wordl Heritage site. You can only enter with a guided tour, but they are not conducted in English - you get a booklet and are left mostly on your own. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was a great guided tour. The buildings are magnificent and the tour guide enchanted my 3-years-old. What else can I say, you go and eat across the street from the monastery to roundup a perfect day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a very important monastery in the cistercian route, my father took me here many years ago and it was time to repeat the experience with my Kids. The monastery of Poblet was declared a world Heritage site by UNESCO in 19991. The guided tour through the monastery was very interesting, 1hour aprox. It is allowed to take photos.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Monastery where you will find a piece of the Catalonia's history. Royal tombs. Ask for the guided tour. It had been abandoned for more than 100 years and a lot of things had been stolen.

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