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Montserrat


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  • Partial view of the Monastery of Montserrat

The Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Montserrat and the curious sharp forms of the region's mountain make this destination a popular spot, just 60 kilometres from the city of Barcelona.Read more...

What to see The Shrine of Montserrat is at the top of the mountain, where Our Lady of Montserrat and the patron saint of Catalonia (known as ‘La Moreneta') is worshipped. There is a community of 80 monks in the Benedictine monastery. Highlights include the library, cloister and refectory, renovated by the architect Puig i Cadafalch. We suggest you visit three locations to understand the cultural and spiritual significance of this spot: the Museum of Montserrat (with works by Picasso and Dalí), the New Audiovisual Space and the Open-Air Museum where –with the help of an audio-guide– you can discover the Modernist sculptures and the Santa Cova (a chapel attached to the rock in which the image of the Virgin was said to have been found). A fun fact to know is the Escolanía de Montserrat is one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. Nature. Active tourism Montserrat mountain is a Nature Reserve. It has funicular railways to Sant Joan and the Santa Cova, built to take pilgrims to the mountain. Climbing activities are available in the area. Gastronomy Mistel or muscatel wine, as well as the Easter cake (sponge, egg and meringue), are typical to the area.


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Montserrat