We started the trip in Montblanc, a village founded in 1163. It’s surrounded by a wall of 31 towers build in the XIV century and has a beautiful gothic church (Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor) from the 14th century of which façade impresses (this façade is based on the Baroque style with 17th century Renaissance influences)
MONASTERI DE POBLET
This was my favorite part of the trip since I did not expect how beautiful this monastery is. The construction began in the 12th century and was finished in the 18th century. The visit includes an impeccable audio guide and the entrance to a very modern audiovisual room. I highly recommend the audio guide as it is not tiresome and the explanation given are very interesting. Without a doubt I would steal the patio and the church and take it to my house with its walkway and facade.
It’s a great idea to start the visit from the viewpoint of Tarragona because in the mornings the views are beautiful. Then we went to the cathedral, that is so high, but if would have to choose one as my favorite between Montblanc’s church, the monastery and this one, I would choose the monastery, for sure. The cathedral has also a bigger garden, but without so much charm, what definitely stands out in the immensely large paintings that are in the entrance hall and in its capital. Tarragona has beautiful buildings, but I missed seeing Barcelona, with its modernist buildings that always make me happy. We also wanted to see Tarragona’s aqueduct (Pont del Diable) and the mouth of the Ebro, but we ended up very tired from our visit to Tarragona and went back to the cabin where we were staying.