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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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  • Highly recommend this tour!! Our guide, Marta, was amazing (booked the full day tour through winetourismspain.com). She was not only informative and helpful but also funny and warm. She made the tour ...  more »
  • What a beautiful and special place. We felt something spiritual in the basilica and it was so special to be able to see the black madonna. The views from the monastery of the surrounding area are fant...  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit. After leaving Barcelona the air was so crisp and fresh. The views were incredible and the road up was a real cliff hanger. Lots to see and do on top whether religious or not....  more »

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