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Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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My husband and I did the early morning tour. I am not a morning person by any means but it is well worth waking up early! You miss all of the other tourists & can walk around leisurely & take pictures... read more »
The early morning tour made for incredible views and unimpeded access to Montserrat. The tour and our tour guide, Sacha, were fantastic! Absolutely worth the early morning wake up to beat the crowds a... read more »
Excelente visita, la vista por si sola vale la pena verla pero si además visitamos a la virgen se convierte en una experiencia única. Recomiendo hacerlo por la tarde, después de las 4 pm es más tranqu... read more »Excellent visit, single view by itself worth seeing it, but if we also visited the Virgin becomes a unique experience. I recommend to do it in the afternoon, after 4 pm it is calmer, without so many tourists and you can enjoy the silence. A very special mystical feel.show original
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