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. It was constructed between 1905 and 1908 in the Sant Pere neighborhood as a home for a symphpnic choir called Orfeó Català. The building is designed around a central metal structure covered in stained glass, … Read more