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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Poblet Monastery is a Cistercian abbey in Vimbodi, Spain, that has been recognised as a World Heritage Site. The monastery is located in the Province of Tarragona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia.


Poblet Monastery
Poblet Monastery
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Officially known as the Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet (Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet), this Cistercian monastery was founded by Cistercian monks from France in 1151. The structure was designed by Arnau Bargués.

The Poblet Monastery was forced by the state to close down in 1835, but was allowed to reopen in 1940, this time by Italian Cistercian monks. Today it is a functioning monastery holding a community of 29 professed monks, 1 regular oblate, 1 novice and 2 familiars.


Interior of Poblet Monastery, Spain
Interior of Poblet Monastery, Spain
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Poblet Monastery was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 15th session of the World Heritage Committee in Carthage, Tunisia, on 9 - 13 December, 1991.

Location: N41 22 50.988 E1 4 57 in Vimbodí, in the Province of Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
Inscription Year: 1991
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV
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