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Montserrat





This spiritual center is located some 60km to the northwest of Barcelona is one of the most important parts of the Catalonian identity which take cares of the souls of the Catalonian people. It rests atop a 4,000-foot high mountain and houses approximately 80 monks, this spectacular peaks of Montserrat have been the most attractive pilgrimage destination for centuries.

Its principal attractiveness is a Romanesque sculpture coming from 12th century that is made of wood known as La Moreneta (Black Virgin), which thousands come here to see and touch, according to them this virgin was hidden here by St Peter and numerous miracles have happened here. Additionally to the monastery and accompanying museum, which shows beautiful paintings by masters such as El Greco, Caravaggio and Picasso, the mountain conceals numerous hermitages and caves which can be visited on foot.

The monastery is enclosed by grotesque and rocky crags and caves, it was founded in 1025; There is an excursion available travelling by coach from the city centre or by train which also includes a visit to the Monastery of Montserrat and to the famous Royal Basilica.



PHOTOS OF MONTSERRAT





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