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Montserrat in Barcelona, Spain

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Montserrat is a spectacular region located on an impressive rounded rocky area of 1,135 meters height and situated 40 km. on the north west of Barcelona. A Benedictine monastery of Montserrat which was founded in 1025 and located over the river valley is the famous and gorgeous spot of the region. It is one of the best places to see in Barcelona.

Things to Do & See
Montserrat, with the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna-La Moreneta, is one of the most important pilgrim way and the holy temple of Catalonia.

Montserrat can be considered as the Benedictine monastery that still works and teaches.

Two hermitage chapels (San Juan and San Jerónimo) situated on the highest point of the mountain offer outstanding landscape.

Places to visit and see include the Gothic Porch, the Basilica and the Museum.

The Museu de Montserrat hosts an archaeological and artistic collection worth seeing.

One of the best attraction is to experience the singing and recitals of the Escolanía, the oldest boys’ choir formed by 50 gifted young voices. The choir takes place on Fridays at 01.00 pm. and Sundays at 12.00 pm. and 06.45 pm.

A nature walk to Santa Cova (Holy Cave) is another great attraction in Montserrat.

Visitors are able to find quality honey and cheese of the region worth buying.

A visit to Montserrat
is one of the best things to do in Barcelona.


How to Get there?

By road
AP-7 highway (Martorell exit) and C-16 (Montserrat exit)

By bus
"Juliá Co. Bus" leaves regularly from Plaza Països Catalans, next to Estación Sants railway station.

By rail
Generalitat trains depart from Plaza Espanya and go to Monistrol station. From there, you can catch the "Aeri de Montserrat" cable car.

TIP : Special ticket called "Tot Montserrat" includes the transportation and other services to facilitate access and visit to the monastery may be purchased at the station on Plaza Espanya.


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