Overview Montserrat

Visiting Montserrat

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Stories and Tips Montserrat

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Mother Nature's Sacred Realm

Written by Jose Kevo on 26 Sep, 2001

Don't be suprised if you come away from Montserrat as I did - feeling like the mountain itself was much more impressive than the monastery! Should I ever return, the entire effort will go towards further exploring the hiking trails. Once you deboard the funicular,…Read More

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Quick Barcelona

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

This lovely town perched on the Mediterranean is cosmopolitan and elegant. The city was built on the harbor and its commerce throughout history. The city is laid out on a very well thought out plan which makes it easy to explore such areas as the…Read More

The region of Catalonia

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

The region of Catalonia has sights, vineyards, museums, churches, music and food for every taste. The region begins in Ampurias, in the Costa Brava. This is where it is believed the Roman people first arrived on the Iberian Peninsula. The Romans built cities and monuments.…Read More

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The Museum

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

In Montserrat you can also find a wonderful museum. The museum is located near the entrance to the Basilica. The museum houses objects from ancient civilizations (Egypt, Cyprus and the Holy Land), liturgical objects (Berruguete, El Greco, Caravaggio, etc.) and a great collection of…Read More

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The Monastery

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

In Montserrat you can find the Sanctuary of our Lady and the Benedictine monastery. This monastery has served pilgrims and visitors for close to 1,000 years. The monastery is home to 80 monks that follow the 6th century Benedictine Rule. There, life is a…Read More

“La Moreneta”

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

The main reasons Montserrat is a Pilgrimage center is the 'Moreneta' (our Lady of Montserrat). Since the 12th century the 'Black Virgin' has been venerated at this magical place. 'La Moreneta' is a black Madonna with Child. Legend states that the miraculous image was known as…Read More

Tourist Paradors

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

The Paradors of Spain are truly special and a wonderful change. The Tourist Paradors (Paradores de Turismo) are mostly located in tastefully restored historic-artistic buildings (castles even!), rich in architecture and art, or in settings of great natural beauty & landscapes. There are more than…Read More

Montserrat hikes

Written by AnaMH on 28 Oct, 2000

The woods and mountainside of Montserrat make for excellent walking and hiking. The woods are very rustic and a real find. There are trails to the many caves and hermitages. The cable car can take you the summit to visit the hermitages of Sant Jeronimo…Read More

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