The very peculiar mountain range of Montserrat with its famous monastery is located only 45 minutes from Barcelona – an outstanding, astonishing half-day excursion.
The “Serrated Mountain” (=Mont Serrat) – with its highest peak rising to 1.236 m, it is a magnificent setting for Catalonia’s holiest place, the Monastery of Montserrat. The historic monastery was first mentioned in the 9th century, enlarged in the 11th century, and in 1409 it became independent from Rome.
The most interesting sites of Montserrat, beside its fabulous landscape, is the Basilica, where the Virgin of Montserrat, “La Moreneta” is exposed, with its brilliant Neo-Renaissance façade; the Old Museum, which displays a collection of liturgical items brought from the Holy Land, and the New Museum, which has a collection of 19th- and 20th-century Catalan paintings and many Italian works. In the heart of the complex is Plaça de Santa Maria – the focal points of the square are two wings of the Gothic cloister built in 1477.
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