Montserrat Museum, Montserrat

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Montserrat Museum offers a collection of 1,300 pieces, ranging from an Egyptian sarcophagus to works by Picasso and Dali. Located in an old monastery, this museum’s collection was started by a monk who traveled extensively through the Middle East, and has since been expanded by private donations. Tour through the six permanent collections as well as the constantly changing special exhibits. Highlights include archaeology of the biblical Middle East, with objects from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Cyprus, and Israel; paintings from the 13th to the 18th century, including works by Caravaggio, Tiepolo, Berruguete, Morales, Luca Giordano, and El Greco; and 19th- and 20th-century Catalan paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Dali, Degas, Miro, Monet, Rusiñol, and Casas. See varying depictions of the Black Madonna of Montserrat, Byzantine and Slavic icons, and gold worship objects from the 15th through 20th centuries. To wrap up your stay, stop by the gift shop. See Montserrat Museum and all Montserrat has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montserrat day trip site .
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  • Anyone who is a lover of art and museums to search in this museum. The kids got bored very quickly. There is a section with an area Israel objects etc.
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  • I didn’t go through this place, but my friends who went there said lots of good things about, so better to visit  more »
  • It's unrealistic to a magical time. go there better in the afternoon, so they say, smaller. Open unusual species
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  • It is. Museum worth visiting. The gift shop is wonderful with lots of variety. The museum itself is more of an art gallery with works and paintings by various artists. There are portraits as well as landscapes of country side. A whole room is devoted to the history of the saints. Can’t take pictures for obvious reasons.
  • Sneakily tucked underneath the main entrance to the abbey is this gem of a museum. They casually have some incredible paintings by the world's most famous artists including Caravaggio, El Greco, Degas, and Picasso. My favorite part was the room of paintings of the Virgin of Montserrat, which helped to demonstrate the importance of this place.
  • I enjoyed the visit a lot. Especially that I was the only visitor ( I went right after they opened, in the morning on 23rd of December). The only disappointing thing was that Caravaggio's painting is currently in Milan.
  • Absolutely fantastic. We were surprised about the size and the quality of the museum. Don't miss it
  • I am not the biggest fan of the galleries, but I guess the place worth a visit if you in to painting and like that kind of work. I somehow thought that it will be more orientated on Monserrat.
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