Monday, March 8, 2010

CATALONIA MEDIEVAL: POBLET I MONTBLANC


Luckily and despite the weather forecast, we could enjoy a sunny saturday visiting the Monastery of Poblet, one of the most important monasteries in Catalonia, and the old city of Montblanc. Poblet is a really well preserved building and, about the medieval walls of Montblanc, they look like as if they were built yesterday.



Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaMain entrance to the Monastery of Poblet



Monastery of Poblet


Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaMain entrance to the church of Poblet Monastery

Monastery of Poblet in CataloniaIn this picture two towers of the wall which protect the Poblet Monastery appear

Gothic arches of the cloister of Poblet MonasteryGothic arches of the cloister of Poblet Monastery

Chapter room of Poblet MonasteryChapter room of Poblet Monastery


Church of Poblet MonasteryThe church of Poblet Monastery is rather romanesque than gothic, but it has elements of both styles

Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThe dormitory of Poblet Monastery

Cloister of Poblet MonasteryCloister of Poblet Monastery


Gothic arches of the cloister of Poblet MonasteryGothic arches of the cloister of Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThere were many people enjoying with us the visit we did to Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaAnother room of Poblet Monastery

Poblet Monastery in CataloniaThis dragon is the handrail of a staircase inside Poblet Monastery


Poblet Monastery in CataloniaAnother view of this dragon


Church of Poblet MonasteryThe church of Poblet Monastery with the altarpiece in the background


Overview of Poblet MonasteryOverview of Poblet Monastery between grapevine fields



Montblanc



Montblanc city wallsMontblanc city walls


A small church in MontblancA small church in Montblanc


Main facade of Montblanc churchMain facade of Montblanc church


Typical street of the medieval village of MontblancA typical street of the medieval village of Montblanc


City walls of MontblancThe city walls of Montblanc are really well preserved, as it can be seen in this picture


Typical street in MontblancStreets in Montblanc are narrow and cobbled, as typical in medieval villages


Next I would like to give you some useful information:


If you liked Poblet Monastery, maybe you would be interested in visiting the nearby Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges monasteries. Other interesting monasteries in Catalunya are: 

Besides, there are other medieval villages in Catalonia as beautiful as Montblanc, like:


Finally, clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places of Catalonia.



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