Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Vallbona de les Monges
Convent in Conca de Barberà
A dozen monges (nuns) still live and pray at this 12th-century institution, the only women's monastery along the Cistercian Route. The monastery has undergone years of restoration, which has finally cleared up most of the remaining civil-war damage. Queen Violant of Hungary, a queen consort of Aragon and formidable political influencer, is entombed within (note the bilingual plaque outside the monastery in Catalan and Hungarian). Visits are by guided tour (Spanish or Catalan).