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Mare de Deu del Mont, Viladamat

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Mare de Déu del Mont, also known as Serra del Mont, is a mountain range of the Alta Garrotxa natural region, Catalonia, Spain. It has an elevation of 1,123 metres above sea level.DescriptionThis mountain has a traditional Virgin Mary shrine on top of El Mont, the highest peak that gives its name to the range. This summit is one of the Emblematic Summits of Catalonia.The Mare de Déu del Mont shrine is very popular, its name meaning Mother of God of the Mountain. It has been often mentioned in Catalan literature, having been referred to as Porta del Pirineu, meaning "the Gate of the Pyrenees", among other epithets. Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer stayed in the sanctuary on top of the summit in 1884 and wrote some verses about the mountain. Recently a statue honoring the poet has been unveiled on top of the mountain.Bibliography Estanislau Vayreda, "Catàleg de la flòrula de la Mare de Déu del Mont", Treballs de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural, 1919-1920, pp. 360–442.
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  • The shrine is at the top of the Serra del Mont, the views in one day clear are wonderful, from the Pyrenees with the massif of the Canigou, the Garrotxa i the coast from the Bay of Roses, the Medes, Montseny etc. A true spectacle. You have to be careful with the road, it is very narrow and with many curves, must be circular with moderation, but it is worth much.
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  • Permitting the day you will have spectacular views and inflate you to take pictures. Recommended, but the road should improve
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  • Access might be a bit long, more than expected, but the views are truly breathtaking.
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  • Preciosas vistas
  • Great Bike ascent! Scenic views
  • Had never happened so afraid to get to a place. Earned the penalty, but there I think to come back ever again.
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  • A preciòs site with unique views in 360 degrees. The restaurant is also very good although a bit pricey
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  • Super vantage point, about 1175 metres altitude, above it has a restaurant in the complex of a church. A very beautiful building. Very much recommended! Attention, the way up has it all! Very winding road, very narrow. People with fear of heights should not sit at the wheel ;-)
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