The Royal Monasteries of Catalonia | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.

The only royal monasteries of Catalonia are in the province of Tarragona and are the life and soul of the Cistercian Route. Three monumental complexes, outstanding both for their architectural beauty and for the spiritual essence we can still breathe there. The new audiovisual technologies and presentation formats offer a different type of visit, one which is modern and attractive and which allows you to experience first-hand the history of Catalonia’s royal monasteries.

Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet

An impressive architectural complex and one of the largest monasteries in Europe. Declared World Heritage, it is home to a large monastic community that maintains the spirituality of the place.

Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Vallbona

A unique place where the passage of time is shared with the religious community of women. With 800 years of uninterrupted monastic pife, it is the least known and most surprising treasure of the Cistercian Route.

Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

Spectacular stained glass and royal tombs amidst the characteristic purity and austerity of the Cistercians. It was home to the first monastic community of the order in Catalonia and was the place chosen by kings and nobles for their eternal rest.