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Poblet Monastery
Basic information
Location Vimbodí i Poblet, Catalonia, Spain
Geographic coordinates 41°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
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Leadership Abott Octavi Vilà i Mayo
Architectural description
Architect(s) Arnau Bargués
Architectural type Monastery
Architectural style Catalan Gothic
Designated as NHL:
UNESCO World Heritage Site
CriteriaCultural: i, iv
Inscription1991 (15th Session)
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Monestir de Poblet
Designated: 13 July 1921
Reference #: (R.I.)-51-0000197-00000[1]

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.


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



  1. "Monasterio de Poblet" (in Spanish). Patrimonio Historico - Base de datos de bienes inmuebles. 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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