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Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat
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A Benedictine abbey perched on the craggy rock face of Montserrat mountain, Montserrat Monastery serves as one of Catalonia's most important spiritual sites. Alongside the basilica and monastery, the grounds also feature a sanctuary famous for hosting the image of the patron saint of Catalonia, Our Lady of Montserrat. Featuring grand Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the basilica is a work of art in itself, but also houses a museum with paintings and sculptures from the likes of Picasso, El Greco, and Dali. If you're comfortable with heights, make the trip by cable car for superb views of the mountain and surrounding area. To visit Montserrat Monastery on your trip to Montserrat, use our Montserrat tourist route planner.
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  • The visit to the monastery is very pretty. The highlight for me was watching the Escolania Choir, a choir with boys ' voices only, an oldest in Europe. The schedule of presentations is from Monday to Friday at 1:00 pm. The Escolania sings the Save and the Virolai, a hymn dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. Also Monday through Friday, the Escolania reappears at the end of the day, at 6:45 pm. A good tip is to get to church with at least half an hour in advance, to sit in a good spot and watch the presentation.
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  • Place of peace and tranquility maximum... to disconnect from the stressful everyday life we carry. It is a very frequented by tourists.
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  • The monastery of Montserrat is the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria with its Black Madonna. A trip if you are in Barcelona to recommend in any case lingers. Here is a wonderful views of the hinterland. This trip from Barcelona, about 40 km away is with a guided half-day tour by bus and train to recommend without stress.
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