11 juin 2007

Monestir de Poblet, the major cloister and the chapter house

Then comes the major cloister:  Its construction begins at the end from the XIII ème century. Its dimensions are rather imposing: 40 X 35 meters. It is divided between novel and Gothic. The galleries are traversed benches of stones on which the monks sat down for reading, which is worth to him the nickname of “cloister of the reading”. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Monestir de Poblet, history

Located in a splendid site of the region of Conca de Barberà, Catalonia, inhabited since the prehistoric times, protected by the mountains from Prades, the monastery of Poblet one of most important and best is preserved world cistercian. If you want to familiarize yourselves with the world cistercian, a remarkable address: http://www.cister.net/disc_larmes.htm In the middle of the XII ème century, the count of Barcelona Raymond Bérenger IV, which completed the reconquest of the Catalan... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Monestir de Poblet, the church

  The church has a plan of basilica with 3 naves and 7 spans and a broad transept on which opens two apsidal chapels and the bedside formed by a déambulatoire. It was built between 1166 and 1198, measurement 85 meters length on 28 top. The abbey church is long and narrow. The septentrional nave and the déambulatoire preserved their original roof which is not yet of Gothic style, contrary at the southernmost nave which has a splendid ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Monestir de Poblet, the refectory and the dormitory

The old dormitory of the XIII ème preserved at the time the presses which were used to make must (currently the visiting room where the statue of Saint Bernard is).  The refectory was transformed into storeroom (one lowered the level of the ground to pose the tanks) who still carries the traces of the conduits for the wine and a silo out of stone).
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11 juin 2007

The royal abbey of Creus Health, the abbey one

Return to the abbey church. It is in the shape of Latin cross. With its bedside, only is detached the central, square apse. The 4 side apses do not have external projection, which vcontribue to support the provision in cross. There are 3 naves separated by solids pillars supporting the vaults from the central nave and the side ones. Its interior length is 71 meters, and the transept makes 35 of them. Everywhere of the eclatoirs of a particular form. I know that I already saw the similar ones, but I do not remember any... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The royal abbey of Creus Health, the chapter house and the second cloister

The chapter house occupies a vast square space of 11 side meters and cover of 9 vaults laid out on intersecting ribs supported by 4 columns. Chapter house leaves a staircase which leads us to the dormitory. This immense room of 46 meters by 11 communicates to north with the church. The visiting room or corridor linking the Gothic cloister with the second cloitre, is followed entry to the room of the monks transformed at the time modern into vault Saint Bernard. The room of the monks makes 17 meters by 11;... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The royal abbey of Creus Health, the cloister

  The cloister forms a rectangle of 35 meters by 40. The original plan envisaged a square of 35 on side. The new layout includes the small temple with the wash-hand basin, located at the place indicated in the ideal plan of a cloister cistercian. Of course, water is present in this place, as well as powerful telluric networks. The monks were to purify…   ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The royal abbey of Creus Health

The abbey of Creus Health has one of the shémas of construction the most succeeded of architecture cistercian. The distribution of spaces marries perfectly the ideal plan of the monastery Bernardin. The church is leaned with the northern wing of the cloister, as in the majority of the cistercians abbeys. We penetrate in the first enclosure by a gate decorated in the style baroque It is in this enclosure that lived the major part of the laic servants of the abbey. Royal porch we... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

The royal abbey of Creus Health, history

The abbey of Valldaura-Santa Creus was founded on December 4, 1150, date of the transfer by the large seneshal Guillem Ramon de Montcada of a field which it had with the Cistercian abbey of Grandselve, located near Toulouse. Once arrived at Valldaura, Guillaume of Montpellier, delegated of the abbot of Grandselve, gave a negative appreciation, the grounds not being fertile enough for the correct operation of an abbey. The first community... [Lire la suite]
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