The Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet is a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1151, located in the comarca of Conca de Barberà, in Catalonia (Spain). It was founded by Cistercian monks from France. The main architect was Arnau Bargués. It was the royal pantheon of the kings of the Crown of Aragon since James I of Aragon. This monastery was abandoned in 1835 and was restored during the 1940s. This monastery was the first of three sister monasteries, known as the Cistercian triangle, that helped consolidate power in Catalonia in the 12th century. (The other two are Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 1991. The altar (1527) was sculpted by Damián Forment. Nice Spain tourist spot.
Spain GPS travel destinations: 41° 22′ 51″ N, 1° 4′ 57″ E
Poblet Monastery, Spain GPS coordinates: 41° 22′ 51″ N, 1° 4′ 57″ E
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