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Montserrat Monastery, Montserrat
(4.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
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 monastery to see the mountain to climb, but the mountain views and horseback yeolcana cable in the same color, this monastery is mingling was enough, worth a visit!
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  • Sorry, maybe an important religious place, but we found there's not much to it. Boring, not interesting and not much going on. We had maybe too high expectations. The monastery is large but not authentic or particularly of build (relatively new). We have walked around some but after half an hour we were more than anticipated.
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  • I skipped breakfast at the hotel to meet centrally in Barcelona for an early visit to Montserrat. The idea behind the early start (07:15) was to arrive at Montserrat before the hoards of other coaches...  more »