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POBLET ABBEY (SPAIN, CATALONIA, MONTBLANC) | by KAROLOS TRIVIZAS
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POBLET ABBEY (SPAIN, CATALONIA, MONTBLANC)

Santa Maria of Poblet monastery is a unique blend of architectural forms generally reserved for distinct applications.

It has served as one of the largest and most complete of the Cistercian abbeys, as a massive military complex, and as a fortified royal palace, residence of the kings of Catalonia, Aragon and Barcelona.

It is an outstanding artistic achievement and one of the most perfect expressions of Cistercian style in the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.

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Uploaded on March 16, 2012