Montana de Montserrat, Monistrol de Montserrat

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Montserrat is a multi-peaked rocky range located near the city of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is part of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. The main peaks are Sant Jeroni (1,236 m), MontgrĂ³s (1,120 m) and Miranda de les Agulles (903 m).It is well known as the site of the Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, which hosts the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary and which is identified by some with the location of the Holy Grail in Arthurian myth."Montserrat" literally means "saw (serrated, like the common handsaw) mountain" in Catalan. It describes its peculiar aspect with multitude of rock formations which are visible from a great distance. The mountain is composed of strikingly pink conglomerate, a form of sedimentary rock. Montserrat is Spain's first National Park.In 1493, Christopher Columbus named the Caribbean island of Montserrat Santa Maria de Montserrate, after the Virgin of Montserrat.
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  • Wind erosion over the millennia has carved the mountains surrounding the monastery into beautiful and unique shapes. You can view them from the monastery but the best way is to take the Funicular Sain...  more »
  • The Montana de Montserrat is called the Serrated Mountain and you'll see that the name is appropriate when you get there. Just enjoy it in silence away from tourists who won't stop talking.  more »
  • Rigorous walk to the cross and Chapel but well worth it. Spectalur views. In the church we saw Mary.  more »