Poblet Monastery

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Poblet Monastery
Poblet Monastery.jpg
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
LeadershipAbott Octavi Vilà i Mayo
Location
LocationVimbodí i Poblet, Catalonia, Spain
Geographic coordinates41°22′51″N 1°04′57″E / 41.380833°N 1.0825°E / 41.380833; 1.0825Coordinates: 41°22′51″N 1°04′57″E / 41.380833°N 1.0825°E / 41.380833; 1.0825
Architecture
Architect(s)Arnau Bargués
Architectural typeMonastery
Architectural styleCatalan Gothic
Designated as NHL
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Reference518
Inscription1991 (15th Session)
Official name: Monestir de Poblet
Designated13 July 1921
Reference no.(R.I.)-51-0000197-00000[1]
Website
www.poblet.cat

The Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet (Catalan: Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet) is a Cistercian monastery. The abbey is located at the feet of the Prades Mountains, in the comarca of Conca de Barberà, in Catalonia (Spain). It was founded in 1150 by Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona.[2] It was the first of three monasteries that made up the "Cistercian triangle".[3] The other two were Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus.[3] The main architect was Arnau Bargués.

Burials[change | change source]

The following kings and queens of Aragon are buried at the Poblet Monastery:[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Monasterio de Poblet". Patrimonio Historico - Base de datos de bienes inmuebles (in Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
  2. Mary-Ann Gallagher; Nick Inman, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Barcelona & Catalonia (London; New York: DK, 2013), p. 126
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beebe Bahrami, The Spiritual Traveler: Spain : a Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (Mahwah, NJ: HiddenSpring, 2009), p. 211
  4. Tombes reials

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