La Ruta del Cister is an off-the-beaten-track cultural and nature route located in the stunning region of la Conca de Barberà in Catalonia, Spain. This route takes you on a journey through the history and architecture of the three monasteries of the Cistercian order: Santes Creus, Poblet, and Vallbona de les Monges. Along the way, you’ll discover the beauty of the Catalan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and woodlands. It’s a must-see destination for cultural tourism and nature lovers alike.
Vallbona de Les Monges
This 1-minute video offers a fascinating glimpse into the surrounding countryside and interior of Vallbona de Les Monges. This beautiful 12th-century Cistercian monastery is located in the heart of la Conca de Barberà, in Catalonia, Spain. The opening and closing drone footage takes you on a captivating journey over the monastery’s impressive Romanesque architecture, its peaceful cloister and gardens, and its iconic bell tower. The video also takes you on a quicj tour of the monastery’s Romanesque architecture, which includes its impressive nave, cloister, and chapels. You’ll also see some of the monastery’s most notable features, such as the ornate altar, intricate sculptures, and colorful frescoes that adorn the walls. Beautiful, right? It’s even more beautiful in person!
La Ruta del Císter by e-mountain bike
If you’re staying at Les Voltes, our holiday apartment in Barberà de la Conca, don’t miss the chance to explore the Ruta del Cister on our e-mountain bikes. With these bikes, you can easily visit all three monasteries of the Cistercian order: Santes Creus, Poblet, and Vallbona de les Monges, and discover the rich history and beauty of this region. So, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a fun way to explore the area, our e-mountain bikes are the perfect way to get around.
Getting to Vallbona de Les Monges from Les Voltes by bike
This shows the route and time for a normal bike. On our e-mountain bikes, you’ll be there in a jiffy! The village of Vallbona de Monges is also full of things to explore, apart from the monastery. It has a great cooperative that makes natural wines and olive oils, L’Olivera and a cinema museum.