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. It was the first of three monasteries that made up the "Cistercian triangle". The other two were Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus. The main architect was Arnau Bargués.
The following kings and queens of Aragon are buried at the Poblet Monastery:
- Alfonso II (1196)
- James I (1276)
- Peter IV (1387), and his first three wives Maria of Navarre, Eleanor of Portugal, and Eleanor of Sicily
- John I (1396), and his wives, Martha of Armagnac and Violant of Bar
- Martin (1410), and his first wife, Maria de Luna
- Ferdinand I (1416), and his wife, Eleanor of Alburquerque
- Alfonso V (1458)
- John II (1479), and his second wife, Joana Enríquez
Tomb of a king and queen of Aragon within the Reial Monestir de Poblet
Part of the Royal Pantheon after restoration
- ↑ "Monasterio de Poblet". Patrimonio Historico - Base de datos de bienes inmuebles (in Spanish). Ministerio de Cultura. Retrieved 9 January 2011.
- ↑ Mary-Ann Gallagher; Nick Inman, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Barcelona & Catalonia (London; New York: DK, 2013), p. 126
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Beebe Bahrami, The Spiritual Traveler: Spain : a Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (Mahwah, NJ: HiddenSpring, 2009), p. 211
- ↑ Tombes reials