The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet was founded in the second half of the 12th century by Cistercian monks from France. It was the first of three sister monasteries, known as the Cistercian triangle. The others are Vallbona de les Monges and Santes Creus. In 1991, the monastery was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Tossa de Mar is located on the Girona coast, about half way between the city of Barcelona and the French border. Only about 100 kilometers from Barcelona, the drive to Tossa de Mar takes less than two hours, making it a popular weekend escape. The town has a rich history dating back to the Neolithic period and … Read more