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Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet

Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43448 Poblet, Spain
+34 977 87 00 89
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Considered one of the largest in Spain, this Cistercian abbey surrounds a 12th-century church.
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  • Average5%
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Placa Corona d'Arago, 11, 43448 Poblet, Spain
+34 977 87 00 89
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken here by Carles from El Blasi because he could! Very much a complete monastery which continues to astound through its size and elegance. The tour was of a reasonable duration with a limit on numbers entering on the tour at each time...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Great place to visit. our guide was wonderful and took us off the beaten path. Beautifully preserved and lots of history. be sure to see the fountain in the middle of the garden. And check out the restaurant. Wonderful!

Thank drkahless
Reviewed June 29, 2017

I really enjoyed our morning at this working monastery (despite somehow becoming locked in when the monks started cleaning - swift escape through the fire door). It is a very tranquil setting and certainly wasn't to 'touristy' when we went in May.

Thank Cas F
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We visited as part of a group tour of Catalonia. Monsa was our official guide, she was very interesting, easy to understand and easy to listen to. No lecture involved just information on the history, lifestyle and architecture of the monastery. A nice gift shop...More

Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We had a guided tour which was interesting. There were lots of areas to explore and worth a visit if you are in Poblet.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We do not speak Spanish, but still did not have a problem paying for the tour. It is a lovely site, and we didn't have many other tourists there, so it was very peaceful. The guide was so nice to us too. I Highly recommend...More

Reviewed February 11, 2017

After the cathedrals of Burgos, Salamanca and Segovia, the monastery abd church are a real treat. Modest, beautiful, peaceful! Go and visit it!

Thank Johannes C
Reviewed November 15, 2016 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...More

2  Thank LisaMarieSykes
Reviewed October 9, 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...More

Thank Margie J
Reviewed September 26, 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.

Thank Allan S
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Katherine E
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Response from JOHN P | Reviewed this property |
They only have tours in English during the high season and not many even then, We did not personally feel the lack, however. A visit to wiki the night before gives you enough background and there is a useful little hand-out... More