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.
Above: View of Platja de Sant Sebastià from the terrace of Blue Spot. Above: Sant Sebastià beach on a quiet November morning. Barceloneta beach, above, features the installation L’Estel Ferit (The Wounded Shooting Star) By Rebecca Horn, commissioned for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Tossa de Mar is a little over an hour drive north of … Read more
The Palau de la Música Catalana was designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Built between 1905 and 1908, it is located in the Barri de Sant Pere. The sculptural group on the facade was created by Miquel Blay. The building was named a World Heritage Site in 1997. … Read more