Monasterio de Poblet : Michelin's recommendations
Poblet Monastery is a precious reminder of the Cistercian world. Particularly well preserved, it stands on a splendid site protected by the Prades mountains et and is named after the famous white, thin poplars that stand along this little river. The building was erected in the late 12C to celebrate the Re-conquest. After occupied Catalunia was recaptured by the Moors, Berenger IV decided to build a monastic foundation to thank God for his victory. In 1150, this became the abbey of Fontfroide, near Narbonne, where 12 Cistercians erected buildings and cleared the land for the community. The kings of Aragon took the monastery under their protection. This is where they liked to retire with the abbot, and some even chose the monastery to build their pantheon. The building lost its prestige after the Napoleonic wars, but largely due to the constitutional period which suppressed religious orders. The monastery was abandoned to ruin and pillage. In 1940, it was finally restored. The monastery now houses several sumptuous buildings, including the Chapel of Sant Jordi, Plaça Major, the Cloister, the royal pantheon, and a fascinating capitulary room, a monumental retable and other marvels.
- Address : N240 E - 43448 Monestir de Poblet43448Monestir de Poblet
- Phone : 977870254
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.poblet.cat
- Prices : 7 € (-18 years old 5 €)