Just an hour and a half by car from Barcelona, hidden away in Montblanc area, you'll find these amazing treasures: Catalonia's three royal monasteries. Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges. We recommend you first visit the Reial Monestir de Santes Creus, in the municipality of Aiguamúrcia (Alt Camp), one of the largest and best conserved group of monastic buildings that can now be visited. A 30-minute drive will then take you to the Reial Monestir de Poblet, the largest functioning Cistercian monastery in Europe. We are reserving the only female community, the activities of which have been uninterrupted for over 850 years, for the end of the Cistercian route.
Do you want to know where the monasteries and towns of the Cistercian route are? To find out in detail, access the map and activate the points.
From Tuesday to Sunday (including holidays)
01/10 – 31/05: from 10 to 17.30 h
01/06 – 30/09: from 10 to 19 h
Santa Maria de Poblet Royal Monastery: Ticket
13/10 - 15/03: From Monday to Saturday from 10 to 12.30 and 15 to 17.25 h. Sundays and holidays from 10.30 to 12.25 and 15 to 17.25 h.
16/03 - 12/10: From Monday to Saturday from 10 to 12.30 and 15 to 17.50 h. Sundays and holidays from 10.30 to 12.25 and 15 to 17.25 h.
Santa Maria de Vallbona Royal Monastery: Ticket + visit
01/11 – 28/02: From Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 13.30 and 16 to 17.30h. Sundays and holidays from 10 to 13.30 and 16 to 17h.
01/03 – 31/10: From Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 13.30 and 16 to 18h. Sundays and holidays from 10 to 13.30 and 16 to 18h.