Monasteri de Poblet, World Heritage

Interior lighting of the monastery of Poblet
Lighting Project Monastery of Poblet

The Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, better known as the monastery of Poblet, is one of the largest monasteries in Europe, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991, the only monastic complex to achieve this distinction so far in Catalonia.

This historical heritage is located in the province of Tarragona and is considered a great work of art in Romanesque style.

Luxes, has carried out the project of the lighting of the monastery, respecting the heritage, and in turn, reducing energy consumption. For this project, Tube Track and Scorpion luminaires with DMX control systems have been installed in the different interior areas.

The Tube Track luminaires allow great flexibility and adaptation to the space where they are installed, since they are adjustable in all directions, allowing to highlight the most unique elements of the building. On the other hand, Scorpion modules can be coupled side by side forming a continuous strip.

With the new lighting, areas such as the altar and the chapel have been highlighted, improving well-being in the celebrations that take place in these areas. Visibility in the reading area of the monks and the loams has been improved, avoiding visual fatigue and the creation of shadows. In the course of this project, the tomb area has also been illuminated, where we find the tomb of Jaume I of Aragon and Martí l’Humà.

Client: Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet

Date: 01/2022

Installed product: Tube Track and Scorpion

Exterior lighting monastery of Poblet

The Royal Monastery of Santa María de Poblet is part, together with those of Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges, of the set of Cistercian monasteries that were established in New Catalonia in the second half of the twelfth century, as an instrument of reorganization and repopulation of the new lands conquered by the Crown of Aragon from the Muslims.

In this project, special care has been taken of the artistic and religious value of this architectural work. The natural light from the windows of the central nave and the lateral ones, the rose windows of the transept and the central nave and the windows of the chapels has been used to the maximum. It also has a large stained glass window.