Sitges, with its beach and its summer festivals of dance and music, film and fireworks, is anything but solemn. Head inland, however, some 45 minutes' drive west, and you discover how much the art and architecture—the very tone of Catalan culture—owes to its medieval religious heritage. Monolithic Romanesque architecture and beautiful cloisters characterize the Cistercian monasteries at Santes Creus and Poblet.
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